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Time Capsules: Commentary – Coming together in a Second with Japan

As the world responds to the disasters in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami, the aftershocks, the nuclear power plant issues and the devastation — I find it difficult to continue to post watch news and product without a simple commentary here. My first trip overseas in the watch industry more than 25 years ago was…

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A Moment in Time: The legendary Sean D. Tucker, aerobatic aviation pilot, and so much more

There aren’t many people you would trust your life with – really trust your life with. But I trusted mine with aerobatic aviation instructor Sean D. Tucker recently and I’d do it again. Billed as a power aerobatic pilot and instructor par excellence (at the Tutima Academy, which he founded), Tucker has flown more than…

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Around the World: Flying High with Tutima

This past weekend, I had the awe-inspiring experience of aerobatic aviation, flying formation and joining the legendary Sean D. Tucker and his team at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety in CA. Founded by Tucker, and the only place in the world of its kind, the Academy is dedicated to saving lives. It is the…

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Time Capsules: Product — Thomas Prescher Brings Us Behind the Dial

Thomas Prescher, independent watchmaker extraordinaire, once again creates an exclusive, custom-made design for a special customer. This exquisite piece features retrograde “hands” in the form of a wing for the hours on the left side of the dial and a staff for the minutes on the right side of the dial.  While some watchmakers create a…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Franc Vila Opens Up

Known for  creating bold, complex timepieces, Franc Vila is about to unleash the open-worked FVa35 Supersonico 5-Minute Repeater. The titanium and 18-karat gold cased watch features movement bridges made of lightnium, an aluminium and a lithium alloy, used in the aeronautical industry. The combination of this high-tech material with the master watchmaking prowess, offers light-weight,…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Boucheron’s Underwater World

Boucheron has always been known for its inventive verve. This is, after all, the brand that worked with MB&F to develop the stunning Owl high-jewel kit on top of the wonderful horological machine. This is the brand that since its inception and early wrist watch years in the 1920s has been focusing on creating timepieces…

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Time Capsules: Product – Bell & Ross Radiates Carbon

Positive energy flows at Bell & Ross for 2011with its new round collection stealing the limelight for a whole generation of Bell & Ross lovers who just couldn’t fit that oversized square watch on their wrist or who were just waiting for the round bombshell to emerge. Now, better than ever, Bell & Ross unveils…

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Weekend Sojourn: Need a Place to Put Those Watches?

Usually on the weekends we take a break from watches. This weekend, we take that break but we stay in the realm, so to speak. A few of our readers have been asking about how to store automatic watches, so you don’t have to wind them if they haven’t been worn frequently enough. As such,…

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Trend Report: Retrograde Watches

Maitres du Temps with retrograde date and retrograde GMTYesterday, Atimelyperspective.com posted a video about the making of the retrograde watch and the setting of the hands on these timepieces. Mesmerizing to look at, retrograde timepieces are not the easiest to make, yet this year, they  are among the most popular complications to  come on to…

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