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Time Capsules: New Product — Officina Del Tempo Watches — See the New High-Tech Racing Chrono

It isn’t every day we cover Italian designed and made watches, but this new Racing Chrono from Officina Del Tempo is worthy of note. The brand’s first sport watch to house a Swiss-Made Ronda Caliber 5030 – the bold  RACING CHRONO GEL, Ref. OT1051, features an unusual and complex construction concept for the case that was more than a…

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Weekend Sojourn: Breaking News — It’s Here – Jewels of Time, The World of Women’s Watches

Yes, opened my mail last night and received the first copy in the USA of the new 300-plus page, hard cover book curated and written by our own Roberta Naas. The book includes hundreds of pages of photographs of women’s wristwatches from the 20th century to date, as well as interviews with top executives, designers,…

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Video: Rado Watch Goes High Fashion, Brings Ceramic Ultra Thin

Rado is the brand credited with being first in the world of high-tech ceramics, bringing its line of ceramic watches onto the playing field decades ago. Today, however the brand has mastered the most incredible feat: the world’s thinnest high-tech ceramic watch. The True Thinline was almost three years in the development stages, as the…

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Breaking News: Only Watch 2011 Auction Results — Antiquorum Lures Top Buyers; Patek Philippe Goes for Nearly $2 million

Patek Phillipe Today in the Principality of Monaco, the world-famous charity watch auction ONLY WATCH was held under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. Forty unique timepieces donated by top brands were sold by Antiquorum, the entire proceeds of which are donated to support research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A few watches fetching…

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Around the World: Parmigiani Watch Cases in the Making

How many times a day do you glance at the watch on your wrist? Generally, while you most likely purchased it because you love the look of it, you don’t regularly think about how the case was made. All cases are not created equal. Certain watch brands go above and beyond when it comes to…

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Time Capsules: Perrelet Watches Releases Turbine Poker

Reeling, dealing and wheeling take on all new meaning in this newest Perrelet watch—the Turbine Poker. Those of you familiar with Perrelet—inventor of the automatic watch back a couple of centuries ago – are familiar with the brand’s famed double rotor watch.  The Double Rotor is a design the brand has used – offering two…

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Trend Report: High-Tech Materials in Watchmaking — Inside and Out

The watch industry has come a long way from its stainless steel and 18-karat gold days of 35 years ago.  Today, high-tech materials reign as movement parts inside the watch and as case and bracelets on the outside. Rado was the first real pioneer in the world of ceramics more than 30 years ago and…

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Time Capsules: Product – Bell & Ross Unveils Vintage WW1 Series

Vintage sport watches are all the rage this year, especially pilot watches. As such, it is no surprise that Bell & Ross – a master at vintage pilot watch designs – recently released an all-new collection that highlights the past in updated style. This Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 (Wrist Watch 1) series pays tribute…

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Time Capsulse: Product — Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time on the Wrist

….Or in the hand in this case. Thanks to Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry Co., we recently took an up-close and personal look at the Sporting World Time watch, and it is a beauty. The 18-karat rose gold  world timer looks and feels like a million bucks—but, of course, it retails for just  $26,000 in…

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Video: The Art of Creating Watch Hands

Every moment when one glances at the watch, it is the hands that are really indicating the time. The few delicate legends that are most often custom made and infinitely created according to bespoke workmanship have such extreme importance on a watch dial, and yet are not often given enough attention by wearers or collectors.…

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