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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: News – Americans Honor Veterans

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in America – a time when Americans celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all veterans.  Formerly known as Armistice Day, it was originally set as a legal U.S. holiday dedicated to world peace and to honor the end of World War 1 (which officially ended 11/11/1918). Established legally in…

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Trend Report: Tourbillons

Greubel-Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism.Ok so in today’s day and age, many will admit that there may not really be a NEED for a tourbillon escapement – after all, our mechanical watches have reached such a sophisticated state of watchmaking that they already are incredibly accurate. Still, these devices remain a pinnacle of watchmaking feats,…

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A Moment in Time: IWC, North America’s President Benoit de Clerck

With a dozen years in the watch industry, Benoit deClerck has spent the past seven of them at the North American helm of IWC. Today, IWC is one of the first to take a truly green perspective. Herein, Benoit deClerck reflects on IWC’s position in the environment. RN: How does timing play a role in the…

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Video: Jumping Seconds

In the world of fraction-of-a-second timing, the Jumping Seconds watch (sometimes referred to as Leap Seconds) is a wonderful tool. Used in the early 20th century on battlefields by artillery men, the jumping seconds feature helped armed personnel determine how far away the enemy was. Because speed and sound travel at different rates, the artillery…

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Weekend Sojourn: Sophisticated Tools

With a strong reputation for building first-class tools for the past nearly 14 years, the William Henry Studio is devoted to excellence. The brand offers an integration of classic natural materials with state-of-the-art alloys precisely machined to aerospace tolerances to leave no margin for error or problem. Every pocket knife the company makes takes more…

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Around the World: Beijing

So where are the multitudes of watch collectors of the future really coming from? While the US has a good number of watch collectors and connoisseurs, as does Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, indications are that now China is the new frontier.  This is a burgeoning market with a huge population, staggering wealth…

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Time Capsules: News – Omega Launches Ladymatic

Picture the mid 1950’s – a time of what some called the Easy Life … While there were fears of atomic bombs and the start of segregation in America, it was also a time of growth and movement.  Playboy (photo of original Ladymatic, 1955)magazine was invented in the 1950s, and the Boeing made its first…

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