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Move Over Men: This Weekend Sojourn is for Women but Be Warned, the Newest Fine Jewelry Is Not for the Faint of Heart

By Nancy Pier Sindt New York’s hot, steamy weather didn’t wilt the dazzle of the fine jewelry and accessories shown at recent trade fairs. Headlining the offerings at the Jewelers of America show were pearls and diamonds of every shape and size, colored gemstones in the season’s most-wanted colors — plus everything in between –and…

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Experience Watchmaking for a Weekend in Zurich

Always dream of going to Switzerland? Of seeing how watches are made? Well now you have your chance. The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is offering a “Luxurious Watchmaking Experience”  this summer and running through September 30, 2015. Operated as a special package by the iconic hillside-nesteld hotel, the event is designed to offer guests a unique watchmaking experience. Run…

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Rare Swiss Watches Stolen from Museum

The historic town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and nearby Le Locle – where Swiss watchmaking got its start – are sleepy towns with rich heritage and significant architecture that has garnered UNESCO World Heritage status. Recently, though, the towns were anything but sleepy. In fact, Monday night, thieves broke through window bars at the well-known Musee’ d’…

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Vroom, Vroom …. Five Watches Inspired by Cars

  Summer. …  Time to take the tops down on those convertibles, visit the local racetracks, and basically enjoy the mechanics of great automobiles. For those who love the fine tuning of a car, the precision of its engine and the sleek beauty of its profile — it may please you to know that these…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Complete Calendar: A Moon for Every Man

Baume & Mercier has been making quality Swiss-made timepieces for the past 184 years and is well poised for another couple of centuries. The brand makes a constant effort to combine traditional styles with modern approaches, which has resulted in an amazing line up of watches. Among them: the Clifton Complete Calendar with its Anthracite dial…

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Affordable Watches: Introducing Bold New Normlzeit Vienna Cube Clock Wristwatches

  There is a bold new affordable wristwatch player on the block: Normalzeit Vienna Cube Clock Wristwatches.   The new wristwatch is a bold reinterpretation of the Cube Clock, a Vienna landmark icon since 1907. The clock became an institution in the city – with newer versions installed regularly. Unfortunately, in 2007, the city of Vienna…

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Watch this Armin Strom Watchmaking Video — You’ll be Glad You Did

If seeing is believing, then Armin Strom’s newest short video will have you understanding the fundamental principles behind the brand’s entire manufacturing process. The detailed craftsmanship that goes into creating such exceptional timepieces is now available for all to see.  From a concept’s inception to its final completion, the balance between man and machine aligns…

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Hublot, Paris Saint-Germain Unveil LE Big Bang Under the Stars

By Gordon Henderson Anyone who knows New York, knows that it is not just one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities in the world, but also that it is the place to be for big announcements. On Thursday night – at the Loft & Garden on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center building, Hublot made multiple…

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Spotted: RGM Watches on GMC National Commercial

If you watch television, you may have already seen the newest “precision” commercial by GMC. The spot touts the fact that the “well put together man is said to be sharp.” The concept is that GMC understands why people appreciate precision and they can deliver it. However, what is great about the commercial is that…

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Hands On with the Ulysse Nardin Proprietary Anchor Tourbillon

While BaselWorld wrapped up four months ago in March, we are finally starting to see some of those great unveilings making their way to stores. Among them:  Ulysse Nardin’s new Anchor escapement tourbillon. Translated in French as whirlwind, the tourbillon escapement is one of the most beautiful complexities, thanks to the continually rotating components. Essentially the tourbillon…

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