Around the World: Longines Times Animal Kingdom’s Win at the Kentucky Derby

 One of the most prestigious equestrian races of all time, the Kentucky Derby, was won this weekend by a horse that opened at 20-1: Animal Kingdom. There to time the 137th event (America’s oldest and continuously held sports event) was one of the world’s finest watch brands: Longines. This 179-year-old Swiss watch brand partnered with…

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Time Capsules: Product – Jean Dunand’s Palace – Fit for a King – But you can buy one, too

For the past decade, the Jean Dunand brand has been quietly turning out masterpieces. The brand, born of the fascination of two great watchmaking minds — Thierry Oulevay and Christophe Claret, celebrates Swiss-born artist Jean Dunand (1877–1942), one of the great craftsmen of the art deco movement. With the brand name in place in 2003,…

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A Moment in Time: Abbas – a Man of 1,000 watches

The one thing I have learned through my many interviews with watch collectors around the world is that there is no set number of watches one looks to collect. It’s all about finding the right watches. But for Abbas, Middle East watch collector, there seems to be no limit. Thus far, he has collection that…

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Weekend Sojourn: IWC and Peter Lindbergh Bring Out the Stars

With more than 140 years of experience behind it, IWC Schaffhausen knows how to do things right. This top-of-the-line watch manufacture is all about excellence. That may be why so many celebrities flocked to Culver City Studios, CA, a couple of evenings ago to celebrate “A Night in Portofino” with the brand. In fact, IWC brought the…

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Time Capsules: Product — Hermes Stops Time with the Time Suspended Watch

One of the most original unveilings of BaselWorld 2011 is the Time Suspended watch  by Hermes — developed by well-known watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.  A classic beauty at first glance, with a retrograde date indication in arc format across the lower portion of the dial, the watch is a true surpriser. Closer inspection reveals the timepiece’s true abilities –…

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Around the World: Ralph Lauren Auto Collection Unveils in Paris

Beginning April 28 and running through August 28, 2011, at  The Muse’e des Arts De’coratifs in Paris, France, is one of the most unusual  and distinctive exhibits that watch and car lovers won’t want to miss: “The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection.” Iconic American fashion designer, Ralph Lauren has assembled…

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