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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,…

Watch Stops: SIHH — Cartier Does It Again with Animal Dials and Artistic Prowess

Last year, and throughout the past 12 months, we have regularly brought you masterpieces from Cartier – true artisan works that not only underscore the brand’s technological prowess, but also its amazing abilities with the Artistic crafts. This year is no exception.  Among the highlights: the Santos-Dumont XL watch in white gold with an amazing…

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Time Capsules: News – Jewels of Time, Women’s Watches and their Making

Jewels of Time, The World of Women’s Watches – written and curated by Roberta Naas – is easily the most comprehensive and informative book on women’s timepieces. The new 300-plus page, hard cover book includes 200 pages of photographs of women’s wristwatches dating back to the early 20th century and ranging to today’s masterpieces. The…

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Watch Stops: SIHH 2012 – A Moment with Clive Owen and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Duometre Collection

photo of Clive Owen (c) Jon Bues @ IW MagazineAs if the SIHH isn’t exciting enough by itself, Jaeger-LeCoultre brought in Academy Award nominated actor, Clive Owen to present the new fine watchmaking Duomètre collection. I had the privilege to be among the few invited journalists to see and hear the eloquent Owen make his…

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Time Capsule: Peter Speake-Marin Unveils Renaissance Tourbillon Minute Repeater

Ok, so if you know Peter Speake-Marin, the visionary British watchmaker with a gentle manner, affable spirit and a classical approach to timepieces, you know that when he builds something he pours heart and soul into it. Such is the case with the beautiful and extraordinary new Renaissance Tourbillon Minute Repeater. Named Renaissance for a…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Age of Aquarius by SEAH Watches (January 20-February 18)

This week starts the dawn of the Aquarius – if you are into the zodiac. SEAH® Watches offers wonderful timepieces that reflect each astrological sign – at an affordable quality/value relationship. I am a Pisces and wear this watch a lot – it is the one that just simply says who I am and reminds…

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Watch Stops 2012: SIHH – Vacheron Constantin Shows Off the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon

Complete with the Hallmark of Geneva, the new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon offers an amazing 14 days of power reserve. Created in pure watchmaking classic beauty, the timepiece houses the new VC Calibre 2260 – the first tourbillon to boast 14 days of power reserve and the brand’s first to be approved according to…

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Watch Stops 2012: SIHH – Jaeger-LeCoultre Releases Memovox Deep Sea Vintage

Since the 1950’s Jaeger-LeCoultre has been supplying ocean explorers with Memovox timepieces for underwater accuracy. Then in the 1970s the Memovox Deep Sea made its foray into the seas. Now the brand unveils a new piece in tribute to that rich heritage. The Memovox Deep Sea Vintage watch is a classical yet sporty timepiece. The…

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