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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,…

Time Capsules: Product – Concord’s On the Radar

The new Concord C1 Big Date Radar watch is a big deal. Retaining the distinctive personality of the Concord C1 watches, this timepiece is bold and identifiable but offers more personality than ever thanks to its assertive design. The black PVD treated steel cased watch features a calibrated display of time with raised hour markers…

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Time Capsules: News — Watch Design Contest Yields New TAG Heuer Monacos

TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design revealed the winners of a 10-week competition called the “Art of Watchmaking,” that charged eight teams of Parsons product design students with reinterpreting TAG Heuer’s classic Monaco chronograph. Three winning teams were selected by a panel of judges, and TAG Heuer has the potential to produce…

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Trend Report: Diamond Delights for the Holidays

BulgariWith the holidays here, parties and social events abound. Today’s finest watchmakers make getting dressed up for black tie soirees is a snap, too! Diamond-adorned watches come in all shapes and sizes this holiday season and sparkle to the tens!  The breathtaking beauty of these jeweled time tellers will have all eyes on the wearer.…

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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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Trend Report: Skeleton Watches

Armin Strom Blue ChipIn the world of luxury watchmaking –skeleton timepieces are among the most alluring to behold. A skeleton watch is one whose mechanical movement has been carved away to such an extreme degree that often as much as 60 or 70 percent of the metal is gone – leaving an open-worked masterpiece that…

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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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