Trend Report: Witness the Power of the Ultra-Slim Watch

During the past few years a quiet revolution has been taking place in the luxury watch world – a return to the past. Not only are watch brands reaching into archives for case designs inspired by models ranging from the 1920’s to the 1970’s: the ultra-slim caliber. Any good watchmaker can build a great watch,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Enjoying Martha’s Vineyard

Just recently, thanks to Alpina, I had the great experience of flying (in a private Cessna jet) for the day to Martha’s Vineyard, MA, for a nice tour of this famed island and lunch before flying back. If one has never experienced it, it is well worth the visit.  The Vineyard, as it is commonly…

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Time Capsules: Product — Patek Philippe Releases the Oh So Sweet Ref. 5235 Annual Calendar Regulator

New from Patek Philippe, the Ref. 5235 Annual Calendar Regular watch is not only simply beautiful to look at, but also embraces – in typical Patek Philippe style – a number of high technology advances. Just unveiled to the world in Geneva, the watch has not even hit the US market yet, but rest assured,…

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Time Capsules: Product – Ulysse Nardin Releases Caprice Precious Panda – First Tigers now Bears – Oh My!

Hot on the heels of the wonderful Caprice Tiger that Ulysse Nardin released to the world last year, the brand now unveils its adorable precious Caprice Panda watch. The panda, beloved for its distinctive black and white beauty and serene majesty, is an honored treasure – intriguing all who have the privilege to see one…

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Time Capsules: Product — Armin Strom Movement Made from Formula 1 Car Parts – This is Cool!

So who wouldn’t want a real piece of a Formula 1 car on their wrist? Come on – if you are a car lover – and a watch lover—then you know your interest is piqued here. Instead of just a name on the watch, Armin Strom goes a whole lot of steps further. This visionary…

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Time Capsules: Product – Ateliers deMonaco releases Blue Beauty

Here’s something a little on the lighter side – well in color, anyway. Ateliers deMonaco unveils its first women’s piece – the stunning LaSirene, named for and inspired by Charlene Wittstock in honor of her marriage to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.  The dial design is created to replicate the Protea Cynaroides (King Protea)…

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