A Moment in Time: Patek Philippe USA’s President, Larry Pettinelli

Can today’s younger generation figure out how to rock their grandfather’s Patek? Patek Philippe holds a record for achieving 15 of the 16 highest prices ever paid for a timepiece at auction, but will tech-infatuated younger consumers who tell time with their smart phones be impressed?  It’s a question Larry Pettinelli, president of Patek Philippe…

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Weekend Sojourn: Holiday Shopping, What’s Your Ultimate Gift?

Many know the holidays have arrived once the Neiman Marcus catalog has arrived. This year, the 2010 Christmas Book from luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas is the 84th edition of the legendary catalog, which continues Neiman Marcus’s unmatched reputation of offering customers a selection of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Among this year’s fantasy gift experiences: a Tequila Avion…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Flea Market Watch, part II – What do you think?

This article is the part 2, so to speak, to this past Monday’s conversation about my friend who found an old pocket watch at a flea market and purchased that watch for $25. Please see that post (hyperlink).  Here, now, we show you a couple of pictures of that pocket watch. Who’s do you think…

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Time Capsules: Product – Hublot’s UNICO Chrono on Bracelet

When Hublot bought the machinery and certain technical rights of BNB movement manufacturer over a year ago, along with bringing in some of its top watchmakers, the watch world waited with baited breath. What would be the next step? Obviously new movements from the now well-incorporated Hublot Manufacture. We saw the unveiling of a very…

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Time Capsules: Product – A Sneak Peek at the first 2011 Reverso Tribute to 80 Years

You  read here earlier today about the year 2011being the  80th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, and I said how it would be the year of exciting new developments in watches to celebrate the birth of the Reverso and the coming together of Jaeger and LeCoultre. Well the fanfare has started, with the unveiling at…

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Time Capsules: CONTEST — Enter To Win the Newest Patek Philippe Book

Last Saturday we reviewed the newest book on Patek Philippe timepieces by John Reardon,Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, which presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced in order by reference number from 1935 through to 1995. (see our November 26, 2010 Blog entry) The book is created…

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