A look at some luxury categories outside the watch industry that have collectors clamoring, including spirits, wine, cars, art, cigars and more.

Weekend Sojourn: April Fools’ Day Origins and Riddles

References to something akin to “April Fools’ Day” can be found as early as 1392 – when a passage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales refers to a trickery played by a fox on a certain day.  Some interpreted that day to be April 1, though others argue this is an erroneous date and April Fools’ Day…

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Weekend Sojourn: Watch Facts for Vintage and Pre-owned Watch Lovers

You’ve heard of carfax – the place to go to find out all about that previously owned vehicle you are thinking of buying? Well, for watch lovers, now there is WatchFacts.  WatchFacts has been formed as an information technology company focused on developing and providing information for the luxury watch industry on a digital platform.  WatchFacts.com employs…

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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrating the Oscars

Photo courtesy of WireImageOscar weekend—stars, jewels, gowns and glitter.  For many it’s about who wins tonight. For others, it’s about what they wear to the  Oscars and on stage.  Last night Chopard – jeweler to the stars – and the Weinstein Company celebrated the 2012 Academy Awards with a star-studded pre-Oscars soirée.  As Official Partner…

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Weekend Sojourn: Spy Tools — 007 Brings the Best Back in Skyfall

In the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the famed Agent 007 brings his true loves to light again. While the women of the movie, we know, will be spectacular, the stars are the spy tools – the Aston Martin DB5 (which novelist Ian Fleming included in Bond books as far back as Goldfinger and Thunderball),…

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Weekend Sojourn: “Tourbillon” cufflinks, the sophisticated fashion statement

Symbolizing a certain subtle refinement in modern man’s dress codes, cufflinks emerged at the dawn of the 17th century. They were an indication of social rank and allowed gentlemen of that era to out-rival one another in their originality. To this day, cufflinks celebrate individuality and personal statement.  TF Est. 1968 is a Swiss brand…

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Weekend Sojourn: Super Bowl and Eli ManningTime

Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning wears a bold and reliable watch on his wrist. Well, not on the playing field during the Super Bowl, but off the field he not only wears a Citizen watch, but also has helped create a line of timepieces, a portion of the proceeds from which will benefit the March of…

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