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Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

Independent Watchmaker Richard Mille Crafts a Movement Just for Women in the RM07-01

There is an entire sub-section of the watch industry that is frequently overlooked by the general public: the independent watch makers. For those in the know about watches – this sect offers some of  the most exciting and ambitious  timepieces thanks to their ability to think outside the box, to  ditch red-tape that slows them…

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3 Top Ancient-Ruin Travel Destinations

This weekend sojourn, with summer nearly upon us, is the first in a series of amazing travel destinations. This week we focus on 3 top ancient places around the globe — all built in centuries BC. I have personally been to each of these ancient wonders and can honestly say the experience is exceptional. How…

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“The Little Tramp” turns 100 – Chaplin Forever!

Last night, we had the distinct and interesting pleasure of attending a very unusual exhibition and film screening at New York’s Lincoln Center with Jaeger-LeCoultre. The exhibit honors the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s character, The Little Tramp. Entitled “Chaplin Forever!” the exhibit is at the Furman Gallery at the Film Society of Lincoln Center…

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Does Your Watch Play Jazz? Introducing the Claude Bernard Birdland Watch

Ok well this Claude Bernard watch doesn’t actually play Jazz- but it would if it could– to the tunes of Charlie Parker.  The Swiss-made Birdland watch is created to celebrate a partnership between this watch brand and the famed Birdland jazz club in New York City. The club — one of New York City’s oldest…

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Can Your Watch Slay Dragons? Introducing the Urwerk UR-105M

“An iron knight ready to conquer time.” That’s the way Urwerk is billing its new UR-105M—officially introduced to the world just a few minutes ago in Geneva.  I was lucky to be among the first to see this watch a couple of months ago before its official launch. It is a piece inspired by the…

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Some People Just Don’t Understand Watch-Collecting Addicts

By David Dadian, watch collector, NJ “So, what is your favorite watch?” My friend asks knowing I have many. He sees the IWC catalog in my office and just shakes his head. “Why would anyone wear a watch that costs as much or more than a car?”  As he flips through a watch magazine, he…

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Watch Collectors Voice Opinions, Wish Lists and More

You may recall that just about a week ago, we announced here  that we would be launching a new section: Watch Collectors’ Corner. Rather than have one single perspective from an in-house resident watch lover, we opt for breadth.  Beginning this month – in fact starting today – we begin our monthly Collectors’ Corner, wherein…

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A Moment in Time with Actress Susan Sarandon, IWC Friend of the Brand

 Recently, thanks to our friends at IWC, we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of their friends of the brand — actress and political and charitable activist — Susan Sarandon. Here she shares some thoughts on how time plays a role in her life. How does time play a role in…

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Ok Guys, Think Mother’s Day: Pearls Reign Supreme

By Nancy Pier Sindt But wait, guys. Mother’s Day is around the corner –yes only three weeks away — so you may want to read on. China has rapidly become a major player in the jewelry and watch market. In fact, according to government figures, total jewelry exports from China totaled $7.2 billion US dollars…

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