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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,…

Time Capsules: News — Andy Murray Wins U.S. Open, 2012 – Rado Celebrates

Rado, which recently signed on Andy Murray as a top brand ambassador, saw this tennis great kissing the cup — wearing his Rado watch. Not only was this Murray’s first Grand Slam title, but also this victory makes him the first British male to win a Grand Slam singles championship in nearly 80 years.

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Watch Stops: Frederique Constant World Timer in NYC

Frederique Constant brings to the US public for the first time its newest Classics Manufacture Worldtimer watches – two versions. Both models are built in limited editions of 1,888 pieces. One version is a 42mm GMT watch housing the FC-718 Manufacture caliber with world timer function, 24-hour disc and day/night indication.  There is a city…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – September 11 Tribute

 Today marks 11 years since the fateful day — September 11, 2001- when the terrorist attack on our country brought tragic loss of life and yet became another defining moment for America and Americans. That day was a day of heroic actions. It — and the ensuing days – marked a time when our country…

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Watch Stops: TimeCrafters 2012 — Cars, Diamonds, Artist Watches and More – Open to the Public September 14,15 at Park Avenue Armory

A Full-Scope Experience, which Iwill be attending on Friday September 14, the new TimeCrafters 2012 exhibition promises to be enthralling. We’ve already written about it here and here, but now we’ve learned that both TimeCrafters Sponsors, as well as 21 luxury watch brands, are pulling out all the stops – bringing watch fans an array…

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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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