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Time Capsules: Product — Armin Strom Boldly Races In

Armin Strom, the Swiss brand that is taking the world by storm with its innovative approach to watch design using Earth’s elements as a backdrop, has focused strongly on the world of automobile racing. The brand is the official timer of the Marussia Virgin Racing F1 team, and is now unveiling the Armin Racing Chronograph.…

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Watch Stops 2011: Arnold & Son, Bovet Exhibit in Qatar

Bovet DragonAt the 8th annual Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition in Qatar this past week, men’s complicated watches – especially tourbillons – stole the limelight. These were followed by limited edition pieces and high-tech, high-mech complexities from some of the independents such as Hautlence, Ladoire and Richard Mille. Naturally, being the Middle East market, watches…

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Watch Stops: Doha – Ladoire Shows off Mr. Grey and Mr. Ice Black Widows

On February 7, we brought you the Black Widow Mr. Green watch from Ladoire, explaining the exciting new automatic caliber of this watch with its 39 jewels, shaped mainplate and W-shaped GMT bridge structure.  Well, at the Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition, we got to try on all the new versions of the Black Widow,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Jewelry Exhibition in Qatar

At the 8th annual Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition this past week in Qatar, the jewelry was a true sight to behold. What was seen there was nothing like what we see in most parts of the world. Diamonds, pearls, gemstones – yes—but about 20 times the size of what we are used to seeing.…

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Time Capsules: News – Plan a Watch Trip to NY in MAY for TimeCrafters

Last week we told you about the Wall Street Journal sponsoring Watch Week in April. Well if you couldn’t schedule that visit, plan a trip in May, when the New York Times hosts its own event. May 13-15 is New York’s TimeCrafters Exhibition at The Times Center. At TimeCrafters, more than 18 luxury watchmakers will…

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Time Capsules: Cuervo y Sobrinos Unveils Historiador Retrograde

Swiss heart, Cuban soul — Cuervo y Sobrinos knows classic mechanical watches and harnesses its passion for craftsmanship in this Historiador Retrograde, inspired by the cosmopolitan sensibility of Havana in the 1940s, where the brand then resided. This is a watch I would want. The elegant 40mm steel case with its Clous de Paris dial…

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Watch Stops 2011: SIHH – Piaget Sings Pretty with its Happy Bird

In typical Piaget style, whimsy and haute Joaillerie marry with perfection in the newest Limelight series – a Garden Party, complete with outdoor nature elements. The newest Limelight Dancing Light watch is a magnificent delight — set with 165 diamonds in what is lovingly referred to as the Happy Bird motif. The black dial of…

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Time Capsules: News – Madison Ave the Place for Collectors to Be in April

Madison Avenue is home to a number of the world’s premier timepiece flagship boutiques  — all located between 57th and 86th Streets. This year, approximately 20 of those brands band together during the week of April 11th for Madison Avenue Watch Week – a celebration of haute horology for collectors and connoisseurs. Thoughout the week-long…

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Video: Grand Sonnerie

In another superb video  made by our friends at http://www.awjonlinetv.com/, the Grand Sonnerie is explored and described in all its reverberating glory. A watch that plays the Westminster chimes on the wrist, or sounds the hour, half hour, quarter hours and three-quarter hours more than 35,000 times a year is truly a masterpiece. Most of…

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A Moment in Time: Max Busser of MB&F

One would be hard pressed to find anyone in the watch collector world who doesn’t know Max Busser. Max has made a global name for himself as a creator and gentleman in his years in this industry. He has held key positions and worked wonders in all of them. He spearheaded the Harry Winston Opus…

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