Time and Tides: Celebrate Earth Day with Jaeger-LeCoultre and UNESCO New Video of Glacier Bay National Park (video)

 |  April 22nd, 2015

Today we celebrate the 45th Earth Day.  As such, in New York, Jaeger-LeCoultre and UNESCO also celebrate in a big way, and if you are in New York this week for Madison Avenue Watch Week, you will want to pay a visit to the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique (801 Maidens Ave (near 62nd Street) for a first-hand look at that celebration.  In honor of Earth Day, and of its extensive involvement with the Marine Heritage sites of UNESCO,  Jaeger-LeCoultre has established a superb exhibit of photographs by renowned, award-winning nature photographer Mark Kelley. In fact, today, Jaeger-LeCoultre held a press conference with UNESCO at the boutique about the brand’s work with UNESCO.  Jaeger-LeCoultre, which produces some of the finest Swiss-made watches, has been working…

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How Much Can You Fit into 45MM? A lot if you are IWC — Check Out the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital-Date Month Edition 75th Anniversary Watch (Video)

 |  April 6th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson To commemorate the 75th anniversary of IWC’s Portugieser line, the brand has unveiled the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital-Date Month Edition “75th Anniversary.” For the most part, the lengthy name lists the complications found in the piece, and, given the breadth of features listed, it would appear IWC has paid proper tribute to the line that was created at the request of the Portuguese Navy. The Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital-Date combines the classical styling aesthetics of this great collection, with a few modern touches – designed to take the line forward for the next 75 years. As stated earlier, the 45mm watch is a real powerhouse, hosting a bevy of complications: perpetual calendar, large digital date and month…

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Tiffany & Co. Unveils Newest Swiss-Made Watches: CT60 and East West (Video)

 |  April 2nd, 2015

Focusing on American design made in Switzerland, Tiffany & Co. today unveiled to the world its newest watch collections: CT60 and East West. Everything is made in Switzerland — under the very vigilant eyes of the less-than-three-year-young Tiffany & Co. Swiss Watch Company. Those who may remember Tiffany & Co. watches of the most recent decade, may note that the watches were fairly similar in nature and were not made by the brand, but were licensed to a larger group. After parting ways with that agreement, Tiffany & Co leaders made the decision to create their own facility in Switzerland (as they had had back in the mid 1800′ s — established under the direction of founder Charles Lewis Tiffany).…

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Off The Cuff – The Devon Tread 2 – Why this Watch Will Fascinate You And Increase Your Productivity? (Video)

 |  March 9th, 2015

Swiss and top German watch companies tend to be credited as the more innovative and original brands on the market when it comes to watches. However, the Los Angeles-based Devon Works challenges that notion entirely. “Made in the USA” or perhaps more specifically “Made in California” is now something to be proud of, especially if you’re wearing a Devon watch on your wrist. Scott Devon, the brand’s founder and creative director (and designer of the  Devon GTX supercar) has developed products that embody the American spirit of innovation and freedom. We’ve had the pleasure in the past to delve into this amazing brand and explore their Tread 1 (which you can read about here) and other  patented, very inventive engineered-technology watches. Now, we bring…

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Does Your Watch have a Singing Bird? If Not, Take a Close-Up Look at the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater (Video)

 |  March 6th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Haute horology is a deft blend of technical innovations, artistry and handcrafted workmanship. All of these feats come together in the alluring Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva—a watch that sits comfortably at the intersection of mechanical invention and art. The newest piece, like the others before it, honors Genève, where the brand’s namesake, Pierre Jaquet-Droz, opened his third workshop in 1784, and in so doing became the city’s first clock making manufacturer. This opening also introduced the city to watches featuring grand complications. For the Bird Repeater, Jaquet Droz not only brings birds to life and musical beauty, but also — using enamel, relief work and other techniques — decorates the background with historic Geneva land marks such…

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