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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,…

A Moment in Time: Hautlence SA’s Co-Founder and managing director, Guillaume Tetu

Not even 40 yet, the very humble, genuine and likeable Guillaume Tetu has already accomplished a wealth of interesting feats in watchmaking.  Having spent two years as a Consultant  CAO (Construction Assisted by Computer) for the Rolex Supplier of Metal Bracelets, Gay Frères, and seven years with  the LVMH Group and TAG Heuer’s Product Development…

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Time Capsules: News – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in New York City – No Radiations!

For those in and visiting New York the end of this month and in to February, you’re in for a treat. Beginning on January 26 and running through February 11 at the Blancpain Boutique (781 Madison Ave), there will be an exhibition entitled:  “The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms.” The collection of timepieces for professional divers…

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Time Capsules: News –Motorcycling and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor

One of the world’s most demanding motorsports races, the Dakar Rally, is taking place now in Argentina and Chile – across extreme conditions that include desert and tundra. Famous Greek motor biker Vasillis Orfanas is participating for the fifth time this year, and is wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor extreme World Chronograph.    This world…

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Time Capsules: SIHH News – Piaget’s Newest Ultra Thin is Ultra Superb

While today’s hottest trend may be ultra-thin watches, and even ultra-thin complications – Piaget has been a master of ultra thins for more than half a century. This brand holds records for ultra thin and ultra light movements, escapements and carriages. In fact, it has held a pioneering role in this field since 1957 when…

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Time Capsules: Product – Everyone Loves Pirates, especially Cuervo y Sobrinos

 Cuervo y Sobrinos – the Swiss watch brand with Cuban heritage that has stolen so many hearts since its re-introduction to the world in 2002 – has rounded it outs beloved Pirata collection with the newest Pirata Chronograph with complete calendar. While this watch was shown to the world earlier in 2010 – it has…

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Trend Report: High-Tech Ceramic Watches

Today, more and more timepieces are made of high-tech ceramic. What’s more, this non-metallic compound is being used in the ultra- high-end for superb looks in colors that range from black to white to blue and more. Rado is credited with pioneering in the ceramic watch world as far back as the early 1980s, but…

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Weekend Sojourn: Discover the Wonder of Wander

Elegant walking canes intricately designed and bedecked with diamonds and gemstones.There are jewelers, and there are jewelry designers. Robert Wander for Winc Creations is a jewelry designer extraordinaire with a free spirit and amazing heart who absolutely knows how to think outside the box. Living in Hawaii, Wander is inspired by nature. He sees things…

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A Moment in Time: Rolf Schnyder, President and Owner, Ulysse Nardin

Easily one of the most down-to-earth, genuine men in the watch industry, Rolf Schnyder is a visionary. A man of a different breed, he sees things from a creative perspective, takes the bull by the horns, and stops at nothing when it comes to fulfilling the seemingly impossible in timepieces. Schnyder purchased Ulysse Nardin in…

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Time Capsules: Product – Blancpain Brings Globe Trotters Delight

In this sneak preview of BaselWorld 2011—we bring you an inside look at Blancpain’s first ever dual time-zone watch with half-hour intervals for those who travel to certain parts of the world (such as India) where time differences are in half-hour increments. Part of the classically elegant Villeret series, the Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire enables the…

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