Around the World: Buying and Selling Watches at Auction

This past week was a huge one for the big auction houses in New York City.  Several sold incredible watches – many owned by famous folk such as Elvis Presley and Henry Graves – for pretty interesting prices.  So many of our loyal readers have asked for some insight into what sells at auction and…

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Around the World: Panerai and Sailing Heals Celebrate in New York City

Long known as a brand for underwater adventures –created for the Italian Royal Navy decades ago – Panerai supports a host of water-related events. Perhaps none as philanthropic and grass-roots as being a founding sponsor of Sailing Heals. This incredible organization supports cancer patients, survivors and their care givers via days spent sailing on the…

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A Moment in Time: Astronaut Scott Carpenter

On May 24th, in New York City, at the Breitling boutique, Breitling and astronaut Scott Carpenter celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first lift off into space. Scott Carpenter, pioneer of modern exploration, has the unique distinction of being the first human ever to penetrate both inner and outer space, thereby acquiring the dual title…

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Around the World: Breitling Unveils 50th Anniversary Navitimer Cosmonaute Limited Edition Watch

In New York City last week, Breitling celebrated the 50th anniversary of Scott Carpenter’s three-orbit space flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule (see yesterday’s “A Moment in Time” with Scott Carpenter).  To celebrate, the brand also brought in esteemed astronaut Mark Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.  Sergey is the only second-generation cosmonaut in the…

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Around the World: Omega Set to Time the London Olympics

Standing on the field of the Olympic Stadium. photo credit: R.Naas A couple of weeks ago we got an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of the new London Olympic Stadium and Park where, in just 35 days a host of amazing events in the London Summer Olympic Games will begin.  This was a rare and exclusive opportunity…

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Around the World: Richard Mille Welcomes Natalie Portman in NYC

Last week, at an incredibly over-the-top setting at the rooftop dining room of New York’s St. Regis Hotel, we had the opportunity to join watchmaking brilliant Richard Mille and his newest association: Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman. The dining room was lavishly set and Portman was a gracious guest, as Richard Mille announced her…

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