Affordable “Astronomy” – The Swatch Sistem51 is Finally Out

Back in 1983 – I remember it well — Swatch bounded in as the first Swiss fashion quartz watch and saved the world – well, the Swiss watchmaking world, that is. The country was dying a not-too-slow death in the wake of the Japanese quartz movement and the Swiss refused to embrace the concept that…

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Experience the Moon’s Influence on Man: The Must-Have A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

As promised yesterday, we focus on astronomy this week- with some of the most scintillating timepieces coming out of SIHH 2014 in Geneva recently. Among them—the absolute must-have A. Lange &Sohne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna.  Intriguing, alluring and complex, this watch demonstrates better than most how influential the moon’s lure is over man –…

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Stripped of its Title: Pluto Was Discovered 84 Years Ago Today; A Look at Astronomy and Time via the SIHH 2014 Exhibit: Horology, a Child of Astronomy

Exactly 84 years ago today, Pluto, long believed to be the  9th planet in our solar system, was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh —although the concept of an unknown 9th planet had been first noted and searched for by Percival Lowell a decade earlier. Then-new photographic techniques…

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Do We Really Need a Tourbillon from Baume & Mercier? Pondering the Question of the Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon

We all know Baume & Mercier as a solid Swiss watch brand – built around the keen premise of quality, affordability and timepieces that reflect heritage while looking to today and tomorrow. Time and again, this brand has brought us tried-and-true products with useful functions and elegant looks in the Clifton, Hampton, Classima and Capeland…

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Would You Ditch Playing in a PGA Tour to See the New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph from SIHH 2014?

Louis Oosthuizen, South African professional golfer and Audemars Piguet brand ambassador has had a busy 2014 golf schedule. Currently in the Pacific Palisades, CA, for the Northern Trust Open, he won the Volvo Golf Champions Title in January in Durban for the second year in a row and is slated for two more important tournaments…

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Rocky Mountain Paneristi Rejoice: Panerai Opens Aspen Boutique; Unveils Aspen Special Edition Luminor Marina

Next week, Officine Panerai officially opens its 10th North American Boutique in Aspen, Colorado. To celebrate the opening, Panerai is the Presenting Sponsor of the Light It up Blue Aspen Gala, in support of Autism Speaks and its local Aspen affiliate, Extreme Sports Camp. Additionally, Panerai goes a step further by donating for the event…

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