Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011- Ulysse Nardin Dives In to the Black Sea

For decades, Ulysse Nardin has been known as one of the foremost brands offering marine chronometers. Its Maxi Marine series brings divers the best of watchmaking prowess and functional precision. Now the brand releases its bold yet alluring new Maxi Marine Diver collection, the Black Sea. The 42-hour power reserve diving watch houses a self-winding…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Impending Arrival

BaselWorld is around the corner. The long-anticipated, easily most important watch exhibition in the world, has arrived once again. This week, in Basel, Switzerland, the world converges. Beginning tomorrow, throngs of watch and jewelry brands, international press, retailers and collectors will begin their preparations and  plans to migrate to Basel. On Wednesday, press day begins…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — A Retrospective on BaselWorld

One of the original Ikepod monocased mechanicals.As BaselWorld 2011 approaches — the fair is due to open next week, and slated to open its doors to thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors — we all eagerly anticipate the newest product that will make its way onto the scene. Yes, there will be complications,…

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Time Capsules: News – Longines Races in as Official Timekeeper of Kentucky Derby® Home Track

Swiss watch brand, Longines – long known for its sports timing – has partnered with Churchill Downs Incorporated to become the Official Timekeeper on this most prestigious horseracing event. The Kentucky Derby has been run without interruption since 1875, and is America’s oldest and continuously held sports event.  This year’s Kentucky Derby takes place May…

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Video – Christophe Claret Clarifies the 21 Black Jack on video

On February 24, a timelyperpsectiive wrote about the famed Christophe Claret and his amazing new 21 Black Jack watch here – due to make its debut next week in BaselWorld 2011. The $170,000+ watch lets its wearer play three casino games: black jack – with striking mechanism; roulette; dice. Now, we bring you a video…

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Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Bespoke Reverso for US Market Exclusively

If you love vintage fine timepieces, and have a craving for all things luxury and custom designed, this one is definitely for you. You may recall that we wrote several times over in the past few months about the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Tribute to 1931 timepieces – released in honor of the watch’s 80th…

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