Up-to-the-minute news and announcements about watch brands and the watch industry.

Time Capsules: Pre-SIHH 2011 News – IWC Focuses on Portofino

Each year IWC focuses heavily on one of its main collections – introducing a powerful wealth of important new pieces in that family. For 2011, it is the Mediterranean-influenced Portofino that receives an infusion of creativity and innovation. This family has been an important part of the IWC line for more than 25 years, since…

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Time Capsules: News – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in New York City – No Radiations!

For those in and visiting New York the end of this month and in to February, you’re in for a treat. Beginning on January 26 and running through February 11 at the Blancpain Boutique (781 Madison Ave), there will be an exhibition entitled:  “The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms.” The collection of timepieces for professional divers…

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Time Capsules: News –Motorcycling and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor

One of the world’s most demanding motorsports races, the Dakar Rally, is taking place now in Argentina and Chile – across extreme conditions that include desert and tundra. Famous Greek motor biker Vasillis Orfanas is participating for the fifth time this year, and is wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor extreme World Chronograph.    This world…

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Time Capsules: SIHH News – Piaget’s Newest Ultra Thin is Ultra Superb

While today’s hottest trend may be ultra-thin watches, and even ultra-thin complications – Piaget has been a master of ultra thins for more than half a century. This brand holds records for ultra thin and ultra light movements, escapements and carriages. In fact, it has held a pioneering role in this field since 1957 when…

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A Moment in Time: Rolf Schnyder, President and Owner, Ulysse Nardin

Easily one of the most down-to-earth, genuine men in the watch industry, Rolf Schnyder is a visionary. A man of a different breed, he sees things from a creative perspective, takes the bull by the horns, and stops at nothing when it comes to fulfilling the seemingly impossible in timepieces. Schnyder purchased Ulysse Nardin in…

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Time Capsules: News — Watch Design Contest Yields New TAG Heuer Monacos

TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design revealed the winners of a 10-week competition called the “Art of Watchmaking,” that charged eight teams of Parsons product design students with reinterpreting TAG Heuer’s classic Monaco chronograph. Three winning teams were selected by a panel of judges, and TAG Heuer has the potential to produce…

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