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Trend Report: Pilot Watches Take Off

photo by Kenji TomaOne of the hottest categories of timepieces on the market today is pilot watches. While the concept of synchronizing crew watches to the navigator’s watch may have taken a back seat to today’s cockpit instrumentation, the look and quality of a true pilot’s watch remains steadfast and in demand.  Typically, today’s pilot…

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Time Capsules: News – Nilson Defies Odds in Pole2Pole Expedition wearing Zenith

There’s no telling what drives us; what passion ignites us. Clearly conquering a challenge and being the first to do so had to inspire Swedish environmentalist explorer Johan Ernst Nilson – who, despite frozen toes and broken ribs – recently crossed the globe from North to South in his Pole2Pole expedition. Throughout his 10-month trek…

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Trend Report: Under Water Timing

Perhaps taken for granted, the phrase, “just in the nick of time” is one with real meaning behind it. We regularly hear of rescues at sea – -but we don’t typically hear about the timepieces behind those events. In 1997, the crew of the Mata-Rangi expedition, on a reed raft en route from Chile to…

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Time Capsules: Ludovic Ballouard’s Unusual Style

Want to learn more about a very interesting watchmaker? My friend and colleague Meehna Goldsmith covers Ludovic Ballouard from a really different perspective.  According to Meehna, Ballouard “sees the world from a topsy-turvy perspective. Looking like a mad genius with his longish hair and impish smile, you might get the idea he could play the…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — The Academy Awards — Results are In

Photo by: Pascal LeSegretain, WireImageLast night at the 84th Academy Awards, French actor Jean Dujardin received an Oscar as Best Actor for his role in the film “The Artist.”  On his wrist:  a Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea watch, a re-edition of  the world’s  first diver’s watch equipped with an alarm function. The new…

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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrating the Oscars

Photo courtesy of WireImageOscar weekend—stars, jewels, gowns and glitter.  For many it’s about who wins tonight. For others, it’s about what they wear to the  Oscars and on stage.  Last night Chopard – jeweler to the stars – and the Weinstein Company celebrated the 2012 Academy Awards with a star-studded pre-Oscars soirée.  As Official Partner…

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Watch Stops: Pre BaselWorld 2012 – Harry Winston Wows us with Histoire de Tourbillon 3

There are tourbillons and then there are tourbillons. Once again, Harry Winston pulls out all the stops with its incredible third watch in the Histoire de Tourbillon series begun in 2009. The tourbillon (French for Whirlwind) is a watch lover’s dream thanks to the many and varied new evolutions of this rare escapement, which compensates…

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Watch Stops: PRE-BaselWorld 2012 – TAG Mikrogirder Concept Watch

The newest chronographs (watches equipped with a mechanism that makes it possible to measure continuous or discontinuous intervals of time) on the market take fraction-of-a-second timing to new heights – especially in the case of the all new concept watch from TAG Heuer – the Mikrogirder.  All new, the Mikrogirder 2000 Concept watch offers split…

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A timely Event- Don’t Miss this incredible Audemars Piguet Exhibition

The year-long celebration of one of the most iconic timepieces in the word of Haute Horlogerie – the Royal Oak – takes place for just four days only in New York City this month. (After which it will tour   Milan, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai). This is a must-see event — with 100…

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Weekend Sojourn: Spy Tools — 007 Brings the Best Back in Skyfall

In the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the famed Agent 007 brings his true loves to light again. While the women of the movie, we know, will be spectacular, the stars are the spy tools – the Aston Martin DB5 (which novelist Ian Fleming included in Bond books as far back as Goldfinger and Thunderball),…

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