Time Capsules: Chopard Unveils Nice Ice

Chopard – that amazing jewelry and watch maker of legend – unveils a sensational 85-carat – yes – that’s right – 85 carat! – emerald-cut diamond that it will be designing into what promises to be an amazing piece of jewelry. The exceptional diamond is extremely pure and radiant – placed in an IIA class…

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Time Capsules: News – IWC Becomes Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

As if IWC doesn’t have enough sailing experience behind it, this legendary watch brand has announced its partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race – sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the series that starts October 2011.  The world-class sporting competition, the Volvo series is a cutting-edge adventure story – blending endurance and precision.  It kicks off…

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Time Capsules: News – PRE- SIHH Van Cleef & Arpels Version of Hot Air Ballooning

This is one watch that is destined for global distinction. Part of the Poetic Complications® series by Van Cleef & Arpels, this Five weeks in a balloon watch is inspired by the Jules Verne novel, Les Voyages Extraordinaires.  The dial is created with the old-world technique of champlevé enamel and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It depicts…

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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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