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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A Moment in Time: Actress Nicole Kidman, Omega Ambassadress

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2004, is the face (and wrist) behind the newly launched Ladymatic line of sophisticated mechanical watches just unveiled in Beijing last week. The world premiere, an event exclusive to just a handful of journalists including myself, featured Kidman walking the runway bedecked with a Lanvin…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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Moment in Time: IWC’s Mario Klein

Mario Klein, senior product manager, IWC Schaffhausen The year 2010 is the year of the IWC Portuguese watch.  While IWC Schaffhausen has been building timepieces of distinction since its inception in 1868 – the Portuguese is a watch of truly generous scope.  This year the brand unveils its biggest launch of Portuguese watches ever with…

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A Moment in Time: SPYKER’s Thierry Chaunu

  It was just a couple of months ago at the Concourse de’ Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA, that Spyker Timepieces made their official US debut – zooming onto the scene next to the Dutch-made Spyker cars that were reintroduced to the world just 10 years ago after a 75-year blip. While it was visionary…

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Around the World: Geneva’s Gem, Patek Philippe’s Museum

A rich recollection of time right in the heart of Geneva, The Patek Philippe Museum is a watch lover’s delight and an absolute “MUST’ stop on any collector’s itinerary in this lovely city. I had three hours there and it was not enough! One must go and be prepared to spend a lot of time…

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