Watch Stops: SIHH — Cartier Does It Again with Animal Dials and Artistic Prowess

Last year, and throughout the past 12 months, we have regularly brought you masterpieces from Cartier – true artisan works that not only underscore the brand’s technological prowess, but also its amazing abilities with the Artistic crafts. This year is no exception.  Among the highlights: the Santos-Dumont XL watch in white gold with an amazing…

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Time Capsules: News – Jewels of Time, Women’s Watches and their Making

Jewels of Time, The World of Women’s Watches – written and curated by Roberta Naas – is easily the most comprehensive and informative book on women’s timepieces. The new 300-plus page, hard cover book includes 200 pages of photographs of women’s wristwatches dating back to the early 20th century and ranging to today’s masterpieces. The…

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Watch Stops: SIHH 2012 – A Moment with Clive Owen and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Duometre Collection

photo of Clive Owen (c) Jon Bues @ IW MagazineAs if the SIHH isn’t exciting enough by itself, Jaeger-LeCoultre brought in Academy Award nominated actor, Clive Owen to present the new fine watchmaking Duomètre collection. I had the privilege to be among the few invited journalists to see and hear the eloquent Owen make his…

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Time Capsule: Peter Speake-Marin Unveils Renaissance Tourbillon Minute Repeater

Ok, so if you know Peter Speake-Marin, the visionary British watchmaker with a gentle manner, affable spirit and a classical approach to timepieces, you know that when he builds something he pours heart and soul into it. Such is the case with the beautiful and extraordinary new Renaissance Tourbillon Minute Repeater. Named Renaissance for a…

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