Weekend Sojourn: Swatch Blum Collection Book

With the New York TimeCrafters 2012 exhibition coming up this week, Swatch chose this as the perfect time to launch the Swatch Blum Book Limited Collection. The book, available in stores and online at store.swatch.com beginning this month ($40 each), will also be available at the Swatch Blum exhibition at TimeCrafters.  The limited edition, beautifully…

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Atimelyevent: Baume & Mercier Creates Historical Perspective at TimeCrafters 2012

Baume & Mercier has been firmly entrenched in the world of watches since 1830.  Now, as it brings its newest timepieces to the TimeCrafters Exhibition in New York in September, it also showcases superb historical Museum pieces –dating back to 1915, to profile its rich history and timelessly superb craftsmanship. Among the pieces making their…

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TimeCapsules: Parmigiani Releases New Bugatti Vitesse Watch

Parmigiani Fleurier unveils its newest Bugatti Vitesse titanium watch. The Bugatti Vitesse recaptures the outstanding concept of the Bugatti Super Sport, with the dial setting wheel at a 90° angle to the movement spindle, but in this new execution the watch identifies more closely with the car in terms of materials, colors and design. The…

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Around the World: Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac Crafts Watches of Distinction

In the wonderful city of Zurich, a very talented watchmaker with a creative sense of design sits in his atelier hand-crafting just a couple of hundred timepieces a year. His name: Daniel Dreifuss. It was just about 15 years ago that this one-time banker turned watchmaker and started his own brand – Maurice de Mauriac.…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Labor Day – Made-in-America Watches

Baltimore-born Roland Murphy started RGM in Mount Joy, PA, where he builds American-made watches including chronographs and tourbillons that range in price from $6,500 for the new Aircraft 801, to tens of thousands for the American-made Tourbillon. Shown here is the Professional Limited Edition Diver.By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, Labor…

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