Weekend Sojourn: MB&F Gallery in Geneva—if you don’t find it there – you might not find it anywhere

clapping machines Just a couple of months ago, we mentioned that the much-loved Max Busser of MB&F was opening his brand’s very first gallery in Geneva. The MB&F  M.A.D Gallery  (Mechanical Art Devices)  plays home to the complete range of the brand’s coveted Horological Machines, but  also  to a host of other carefully-curated  sorts of…

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Weekend Sojourn: Best Cars of 2012 make a great holiday gifts for 2011

We’ve had a lot of emails about great gifts for the holidays that span beyond timepieces. If you’re looking for an amazing gift that sends power to the soul, think a great car that goes fast and offers looks and gusto. This holiday season, you may be able to find a great car as a…

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Weekend Sojourn: Dinosaurs Invade the Franklin Institute

Looking for something to do that is great fun and maybe even informative? Plan on going to Philadelphia for a weekend – and try to be there  on December 10, when an exciting new exhibit makes it debut at  The Franklin Institute. Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs is set to premiere December 10, 2011 and run through…

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Weekend Sojourn: Visiting the Swiss Watchmaking mecca of La Chaux-deFonds

Exhibit at the clock museum. Watch lover visiting Switzerland? If so, most likely you’ll want to schedule a visit to the mecca of Swiss watchmaking, La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is a quick stop, but many brands call this district home. The capital city of the 1,000-meter-high district of La Chaux-de-Fonds, is the canton of Neuchâtel– where…

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Weekend Sojourn: Commentary — Watchmakers and their Prowess

Everyone who wears a mechanical watch should have the opportunity to walk a watch factory and even try their hand at watchmaking. It is a truly humbling experience. Having been in this industry for more than 26 years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many a hallowed hall of watchmakers. I’ve also, over the years,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Writing in Style – Montblanc’s new Custom-made Nib

Ever wish you could write with a fountain pen without all the scratching, leaking and other little annoyances that often go along with use of this treasured instrument? Now you can. Montblanc has developed a tailor-made computer software program to analyze one’s hand writing and create a bespoke fountain pen Nib – custom made according…

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