A Moment in Time: Stephen Forsey

Watchmaker Stephen Forsey, along with Robert Greubel, has become a true force in the watchmaking world since entering the watchmkaing scene just about six years ago. Their untiring quest for perfection and pursuit of excellence easily rivals that of their counterparts of centuries ago- and would have made watchmaking forefathers such as Abraham-Louis Breguet proud.…

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Watch Stops 2011: Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Rises Again

Some may remember the designer of the original Rodolphe Watches – Rodolphe Cattin. When those watches first hit the scene years ago, I liked them. They were big, bold and dramatic. Then, of course, the relationship between Cattin and the Franck Muller Group (which purchased the brand) went south, and Rodolphe Cattin left. Now, Rodolphe…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE –Ritmo Mundo Colors the World

Ritmo Mundo, a young watch brand with a lot of gusto, has unveiled its newest generation of the very creative Persepolis and Puzzle lines. The Persepolis, a round watch that revolves in its case and is two-sided, now comes in a fantastic array of color-gemstone-set bezels that range from approximately $12,000 and up and are…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE — Louis Moinet Shoots for the Stars

Showing at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) Louis Moinet – whose tag line is “Mechanical Art in Limited Edition” —  unveiled its newest Astralis, or astronomy-inspired watch: an alliance of three high-tech mechanisms, including an astral tourbillon (with a plate behind the tourbillon at 11:00 made of aventurine), a split-second  column-wheel chronograph with star hand…

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A Moment in Time: hD3’s Jorg Hysek and the SLYDE –Time Turned Technology

There are some of us die-hard watch fans who remember Jorg Hysek way back when he was designing his own writing instruments and timepieces some 10 years ago. He was on the cutting edge with carbon fiber and titanium back then.  Then, after a respite with that company, he resurfaced with hD3– with co-designers and…

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Weekend Sojourn: Van Cleef & Arpels Treasures at NYC Museum

Zip design can be worn as a necklace or zipped up tighter and worn as a bracelet. New York City’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will host a Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition of more than 300 works of jewelry, timepieces and accessories from the famed Atelier that was founded in 1896.  The exhibition, “Set in…

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