A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

Time Capsules: Product – Hautlence, Round and Round

Pure, unbridled spirit and master watchmaking prowess are the defining terms when it comes to Hautlence. This luxury brand that has captured collectors’ hearts and even souls with its geometrically influenced designs built according to the strictest and most ingenious standards, recently unveiled the round HL(Q) — designed for those who really didn’t care for…

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Time Capsules: Product — Breitling for Bentley in British Racing Green

For years now Breitling had been building the Breitling for Bentley line of timepieces. The collection has ranged from tourbillons to custom-created pieces wherein Bentley owners can even match the burled wood in their cars, to technically complex chronographs and even in-dashboard instruments. Now, Breitling (http://www.breitling.com/)  for Bentley turns a bit more British than usual…

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Trend Report: Platinum Watches

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 with perpetual calendar and equation of time that indicates the difference between real solar time and average solar time. It is a 457-part movement with 30 jewels and 14 days of power reserve. www.vacheron-constantin.com.Ok, well it may be difficult to say the rarest metal on earth is a trend…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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Time Capsules: News – A mansion unlike any other — Ralph Lauren Opens US Watch & Jewelry Salon in Stunning Madison Ave Mansion

When it comes to Ralph Lauren, the world expects style, sophistication and savoir faire. Last week when he held the grand opening of his spectacular first-ever US Watch & Jewelry Salon at 888 Madison Avenue – he stunned even those who were expecting grandeur. The mansion, which was two years in the building and decorating…

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Weekend Sojourn: TF Cufflinks – Statements on Time

For men of taste – and let’s face it,  watch collectors are all of sophistication and taste or you just wouldn’t be  collecting watches – it’s time to re-think what you’re wearing on your wrist. Well, not the watch, but the cufflinks. (Maybe the watch, too?) These TF EST 1968 cufflinks are made in the…

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