Time Capsules: News – Rare Tiffany, Rolex, Patek Philippe coming up for Auction

Mark your calendars if you are a vintage watch lover – on November 18, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York, more than 300 fine and unique timepieces will be up for sale at the Heritage Auctions. Top among the pieces up for sale at the Timepiece Signature Auction are rare repeater watches.  One pocket…

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Off the Cuff: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grand Tradition Minute Repeater

It isn’t every day I get to wear a watch from my dreams – but recently, I had the wonderful experience of donning the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Repetition Minute watch – only 100 of which will ever be made. Crafted in titanium, this grand complication houses a mechanical hand-wound movement consisting of a whopping…

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Time Capsules: News –Audemars Piguet Presents New Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Watches in Germany

It’s been a big month for Formula One race-car driver Michael Schumacher – who officially confirmed his resignation this month — effective at the end of this season.  The German born racer is a seven-time World Champion and is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers ever. Holding a host of records, Schumacher (who had…

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Around the World: Franck Muller Unveils 5-Second Tourbillon Thunderbolt, AKA Rapide, in Monaco

Last week at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie (WPHH) 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Franck Muller unveiled a host of exciting new products. Among them: the Tourbillon Rapide, Calibre FM 2025T – with the world’s fastest tourbillon escapement. Also referred to as the Thunderbolt Tourbillon, the mechanical, manual-wind watch features a tourbillon…

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