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Off the Cuff: Cartier Tourbillon Kingfisher Takes Flight

This is one stupendous timepiece. There are no other words to describe it. Meticulously crafted, painstakingly built, and artfully finished, this Cartier Tourbillon watch is a masterpiece inside and out.  On the inside, the watch houses the Geneva-seal certified 9458 MC Caliber with flying tourbillon created in house by Cartier in its Manufacture in La…

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Off the Cuff: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Watches

The perpetual calendar timepieces, as well as annual calendars, are a specialty of watchmaking legend Patek Philippe. This stunning masterpiece, Ref, 5496P,  is a mechanical self-winding watch housing the caliber 324S QR  with retrograde perpetual calendar. It is meticulously built in alluring platinum to offer retrograde date hand in an elegant arch around the dial.…

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Weekend Sojourne: Sheep an Art Lover Can’t Resist

  These wind- and rain-swept sheep were caught in the mind of artist Deborah O’Rourke when she traveled through Ireland one of her many trips there. This Pennsylvania-based artist captures them magnificently in this pastel painting. It is one I would love to own, but I am fortunate enough to already own several pieces of her work. …

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Time Capsules: Commentary – IWC Pilot’s Watch in The Bourne Legacy

Just recently, Universal Pictures released the next film in the “Bourne” series of espionage thrillers, “The Bourne Legacy,” starring Jeremy Renner as the leading man, Aaron Cross. Now, if you are just a normal film lover- you went (or plan to go) to the movie and enjoy it. I, too, have such a desire, however…

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Off the Cuff: Corum’s Golden Bridge on the wrist

It isn’t every day one gets to truly enjoy the beauty of time and space, but wearing this Corum Golden Bridge rose gold timepiece I got to do just that. A marvelous piece of art and technology, the $54,700 watch is created in a limited edition of 600 pieces. While not a true watchmaking complication in…

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A Moment in Time: Billy Baldwin and Alpina Watches

If you are a fan of the Baldwin Brothers — Alec, Stephen, William — then you may enjoy hearing that just recently, Geneva-made Alpina Watch brand announced that actor and television star William “Billy” Baldwin has come on board as the ambassador for the brand’s newest Alpina Dive watch.  At a cabana party atop the Maritime…

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Time Capsules: Product—Longines Unveils 180th Anniversary Chronographs

By Samantha Walsh  To celebrate its 180th anniversary, Longines has released two new high-function watch models: the Longines Telemeter Chronograph and Longines Tachymeter Chronograph – each offering performance and elegance. The Longines Telemeter Chronograph has a white lacquered dial with a red telemeter scale on the dial that was inspired by a 1933 timepiece. Telemeter…

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Off the Cuff: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The iconic Royal Oak collection of timepieces from Audemars Piguet celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with much fanfare – including an entire new series of Royal Oak watches. The Royal Oak – designed virtually overnight by Gerald Genta for Audemars Piguet in 1972 – was the world’s first bold luxury sporty watch built in…

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Trend Report: Purple Reign: A Look at Lavender Watches

By Roberta Naas The color purple has a flinty little mollusk to thank for its expensive reputation. In the past, extracting dye from this sea creature was such a costly and time-consuming process, only royal purses could stretch to such extravagance. Technology has democratized the shade of sovereigns, but our view of the hue is…

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Time Capsules: News – New USMC Marines Watch Line — Wrist Armor — Makes Debut

By Samantha Walsh Aptly named “Marines Wrist Armor” there is a new breed of timepieces on the market.  The US Marine Corps watch brand is the only officially licensed watch brand from the U.S. Defense Department, and it offers a wide range of products utilizing the most durable materials possible. These rugged new watches are…

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