Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Works with Casa Fagliano for second special Reverso strap

Yesterday we brought you the story of what most likely is the world’s best bespoke polo boot maker. Now, we bring you a new side of Casa Fagliano, as the family-run company that builds its reputation on centuries-old techniques craftsmanship joins forces with Jaeger-LeCoultre—one of the finest watch brands in the world. For those who…

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Weekend Sojourn: Boots like You’ve Never Had in Your Life! Custom-Made by Casa Fagliano

There’s custom made and then there’s bespoke custom made. Then, there is Casa Fagliano, located just outside the city of Buenos Aires in Hurlingham. This 120 year old company goes above and beyond what anyone is used to, relying on old-world craftsmanship and traditions. Established in 1892, this family-owned business, now in its fifth generation,…

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A Moment in Time: Octavio Garcia Brings Audemars Piguet Full Circle

Born and raised in the South Side of Chicago, Octavio Garcia is one of Switzerland’s foremost watch designers today. In fact, the 43-year-old designer holds the position of Chief Artistic Officer at Audemars Piguet, one of the world’s finest privately owned  Swiss luxury watch brands, and has spearheaded the design of the brand’s 40th anniversary…

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Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Brings Hand Made Straps to New Level in Fine Watchmaking

It isn’t every day – or maybe it isn’t any day – until now – -that a haute horlogerie watch brand goes as far as creating a hand-made cordovan (horse leather) strap for just its USA followers. But then, Jaeger-LeCoultre isn’t just any brand. Last week, I had the amazing privilege of flying to Argentina…

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Off the Cuff: The Bold Beauty of Blacksand

Since just before BaselWorld ended on March 14, I have been wearing a very new watch brand on my wrist: Blacksand Geneve.  This brand, first unveiled to the world at Basel last year and covered by Atimelyperspective then, is an interesting one. It is an independent brand, founded by Alain Mouawad – a name well known…

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Weekend Sojourn: April Fools’ Day Origins and Riddles

References to something akin to “April Fools’ Day” can be found as early as 1392 – when a passage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales refers to a trickery played by a fox on a certain day.  Some interpreted that day to be April 1, though others argue this is an erroneous date and April Fools’ Day…

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