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Time Capsules: Commentary — Piaget Stars in Rabbit Hole

I know my readers enjoy the inside scoop on who’s wearing what on the big screen, so FYI – in the new, very-talked-about movie Rabbit Hole, actor Aaron Eckhart (as Howie) is seen wearing the ultra-slim Altiplano from Piaget. The watch is a 40mm beauty crafted in 18-karat white gold with a black alligator strap.…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Would you pay $5.7 Mil for a Watch?

Well, the results are in – from Christie’s that is.  With its final auction of the fall season just recently in New York, Christie’s International wrapped up a record-breaking year for fine and rare watches that totaled $91.2 million in sales – the highest annual amount ever achieved for watches by the global auction house.…

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Video: The Tourbillon and Stephen Forsey

In one of the more amazing videos made by or friends at www.AWJOnlineTV.com, this video brings you up close and personal with the stunning Greubel-Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Degrees. Herein, Stephen Forsey, watchmaker extraordinaire, explains the concept of the tourbillon (invented more than 200 years ago by Abraham Louis Breguet) and its ability to compensate…

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Time Capsules: News—A. Lange & Sohne Releases newest Tourbillon

This beauty is a sneak peek — the Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Merite” — to be released at the upcoming SIHH in January by A. Lange & Sohne – and to make its way to the market later in 2011. The fourth distinct watch to house the fuse-and-chain transmission, along with a tourbillon with…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Fun Theory

Well it’s nothing new.  TheFunTheory.com has been around a while, and I may be behind the times bringing this one forward again, but I couldn’t help myself. The concept at this site is that making something fun will change your habits, and cause you to do it – whether it is something good for yourself…

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Around the World: Ulysse Nardin Opens First US Boutique

If you’ve read the recently posted “A Moment in Time with Randy Johnson,” you already know this baseball legend was at the opening of the first Ulysse Nardin Boutique in the USA. We told you about Randy, but not about the true star of the show that night: Ulysse Nardin.  With Rolf Schnyder, owner and…

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A Moment in Time: Baseball’s Randy Johnson

In Boca Raton, Fl, for the opening of the first Ulysse Nardin USA boutique, future hall of famer baseball player–and watch collector—Randy Johnson made an appearance and talked with us about his reflections on time, fast balls and timepieces. During his 22-year baseball career, this 6’10” left-handed Major League baseball pitcher was famed as having…

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Time Capsules: News — PRE-SIHH Report

Those in the know in the watch world know that the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is just around the corner. In January, this by-invitation-only exhibition takes place in Geneva and it is the backdrop for the unveiling of the newest timepieces from some of the world’s foremost luxury brands.  All of the Richemont…

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