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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,…

Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Bespoke Reverso for US Market Exclusively

If you love vintage fine timepieces, and have a craving for all things luxury and custom designed, this one is definitely for you. You may recall that we wrote several times over in the past few months about the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Tribute to 1931 timepieces – released in honor of the watch’s 80th…

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Weekend Sojourn: Silver Walks the Runways

While  gold and platinum may rule the precious metal jewelry world,  silver comes on strong in today’s fashion lifestyles. In fact, this shimmering metal recently walked the runway during New York’s fashion week, and is guaranteed to steal the limelight this summer in all looks –stretching into fall and winter.  The Silver Promotion Service sponsored…

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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 Villa 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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