Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2012 Begins!

It’s here! That amazing time of year when the best of the best in luxury watches comes to the forefront. BaselWorld 2012 – starts tomorrow with a complete day of press conferences and announcements.  The long-anticipated, easily most important watch exhibition in the world, has arrived once again. This week, the watch world converges in…

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Around the World: Video — Cartier Unveils L’Odyssee de Cartier – a Film like Nothing Else!

Embracing the panther – Cartier’s long-time legendary icon – the House of Cartier brings superb luxury, imagination and sublime beauty to the forefront in a creative new three-and-a-half minute film that magically brings together its history, its global presence and its amazing craftsmanship. This is a MUST SEE VIDEO. Absolutely enchanting! It is one you…

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Trend Report: Pilot Watches Take Off

photo by Kenji TomaOne of the hottest categories of timepieces on the market today is pilot watches. While the concept of synchronizing crew watches to the navigator’s watch may have taken a back seat to today’s cockpit instrumentation, the look and quality of a true pilot’s watch remains steadfast and in demand.  Typically, today’s pilot…

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Time Capsules: News – Nilson Defies Odds in Pole2Pole Expedition wearing Zenith

There’s no telling what drives us; what passion ignites us. Clearly conquering a challenge and being the first to do so had to inspire Swedish environmentalist explorer Johan Ernst Nilson – who, despite frozen toes and broken ribs – recently crossed the globe from North to South in his Pole2Pole expedition. Throughout his 10-month trek…

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Trend Report: Under Water Timing

Perhaps taken for granted, the phrase, “just in the nick of time” is one with real meaning behind it. We regularly hear of rescues at sea – -but we don’t typically hear about the timepieces behind those events. In 1997, the crew of the Mata-Rangi expedition, on a reed raft en route from Chile to…

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Time Capsules: Ludovic Ballouard’s Unusual Style

Want to learn more about a very interesting watchmaker? My friend and colleague Meehna Goldsmith covers Ludovic Ballouard from a really different perspective.  According to Meehna, Ballouard “sees the world from a topsy-turvy perspective. Looking like a mad genius with his longish hair and impish smile, you might get the idea he could play the…

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