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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,…

Weekend Sojourn: American Muscle and Classic Cars

Perfect thing to do on a Labor Day weekend — walk a fantastic car show filled with  good old American made classics and muscle cars!! In all — 1800 cars — but just not enough time!  From the great Chevy Nova SS to Chevelles, vets, BelAirs, Impalas and more — Chevy always gets my top rankings.…

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Off the Cuff: Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator

This exquisite Vacheron Constantin complicated watch – the Malte Tourbillon Regulator  houses a hand-wound mechanical movement (caliber 1790R) that offers a tourbillon escapement (an escapement that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity), and the indication of the hours and minutes on a regulator style (off-center) dial. This is an exquisitely…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Million-Dollar Watches Sold

Signed Breguet et Fils, No. 2667, sold in August 1814 to Mr Garcias of London for 5,000 francs, this rare 18-karat gold precision watch contains two movements within the area of a single plate, both with going barrels, fully jewelled, straight line calibrated lever escapements with divided lift and straight pallets. Estimated to sell for…

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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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