Time Capsules: Product – Hublot’s UNICO Chrono on Bracelet

When Hublot bought the machinery and certain technical rights of BNB movement manufacturer over a year ago, along with bringing in some of its top watchmakers, the watch world waited with baited breath. What would be the next step? Obviously new movements from the now well-incorporated Hublot Manufacture. We saw the unveiling of a very…

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Time Capsules: Product – A Sneak Peek at the first 2011 Reverso Tribute to 80 Years

You  read here earlier today about the year 2011being the  80th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, and I said how it would be the year of exciting new developments in watches to celebrate the birth of the Reverso and the coming together of Jaeger and LeCoultre. Well the fanfare has started, with the unveiling at…

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Time Capsules: News – Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates 80 Years of the Reverso

In 2011, which is just around the corner, Jaeger-LeCoultre will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the famed Reverso watch. This watch – one of my all-time personal favorites – was developed in 1931 at the request of British polo players in the India Army, who were looking for a watch that could withstand the games.…

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Time Capsules: CONTEST — Enter To Win the Newest Patek Philippe Book

Last Saturday we reviewed the newest book on Patek Philippe timepieces by John Reardon,Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, which presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced in order by reference number from 1935 through to 1995. (see our November 26, 2010 Blog entry) The book is created…

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Time Capsules: Product –Ulysse Nardin Engineers Time for Women

This bold Executive Dual Time watch from Ulysse Nardin is marks another great stride for Ulysse Nardin in its mechanical watches for women move. Following the success of its women’s Caprice and Lady Diver lines, among others, the brand has been unveiling significant individual pieces that have been garnering special attention. Most notable of late…

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Time Capsules: Product –Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Openworked

There’s a reason the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is called the Royal Oak. We can dispense with the history, though. One look at this stunning Royal Oak Openworked (a fancy term for skeleton) watch makes it all breathtakingly clear – it’s simply Royal in its look.  At once both classically elegant and yet boldly contemporary,…

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