Watch Stops: Pre BaselWorld 2012 – Harry Winston Wows us with Histoire de Tourbillon 3

There are tourbillons and then there are tourbillons. Once again, Harry Winston pulls out all the stops with its incredible third watch in the Histoire de Tourbillon series begun in 2009. The tourbillon (French for Whirlwind) is a watch lover’s dream thanks to the many and varied new evolutions of this rare escapement, which compensates…

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Watch Stops: PRE-BaselWorld 2012 – TAG Mikrogirder Concept Watch

The newest chronographs (watches equipped with a mechanism that makes it possible to measure continuous or discontinuous intervals of time) on the market take fraction-of-a-second timing to new heights – especially in the case of the all new concept watch from TAG Heuer – the Mikrogirder.  All new, the Mikrogirder 2000 Concept watch offers split…

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Weekend Sojourn: Spy Tools — 007 Brings the Best Back in Skyfall

In the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the famed Agent 007 brings his true loves to light again. While the women of the movie, we know, will be spectacular, the stars are the spy tools – the Aston Martin DB5 (which novelist Ian Fleming included in Bond books as far back as Goldfinger and Thunderball),…

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Trend Report: DRAGONS – It’s the Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and it begins today. Many luxury watch brands have presented several pieces depicting the great mythical creature over the last few weeks. WORLDTEMPUS – Carlos Torres The first dragon appeared in China some forty-seven centuries ago, during the reign of Huang Ti (also…

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A Moment in Time: Steven Grotell, Orchestrator, Designer of a New Artistic Watch Brand

We can never know it all. At the recent party for my book launch, Jewels of Time, I had the good fortune of meeting Steven Grotell – watch designer extraordinaire. Steven Grotell, a veteran designer in the watch industry, has shelved  his “designing for others”  work as he embraces his own concept of time in…

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Weekend Sojourn: “Tourbillon” cufflinks, the sophisticated fashion statement

Symbolizing a certain subtle refinement in modern man’s dress codes, cufflinks emerged at the dawn of the 17th century. They were an indication of social rank and allowed gentlemen of that era to out-rival one another in their originality. To this day, cufflinks celebrate individuality and personal statement.  TF Est. 1968 is a Swiss brand…

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