Time Capsules: News – PRE- SIHH Van Cleef & Arpels Version of Hot Air Ballooning

This is one watch that is destined for global distinction. Part of the Poetic Complications® series by Van Cleef & Arpels, this Five weeks in a balloon watch is inspired by the Jules Verne novel, Les Voyages Extraordinaires.  The dial is created with the old-world technique of champlevé enamel and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It depicts…

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Time Capsules: PRE- SIHH New Product – Girard-Perregaux Recalls its Roots

Recalling the classical elegance of decades gone by, Girard-Perregaux unveils the  1966 Small Seconds timepiece, inspired by the brand’s 19th century large pocket watches. Offered in 18-karat pink or white gold, the 40mm watch houses a new GP automatic movement that was developed based on the brand’s caliber 3300. It offers a power reserve of…

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Time Capsules: Pre-SIHH 2011 News – IWC Focuses on Portofino

Each year IWC focuses heavily on one of its main collections – introducing a powerful wealth of important new pieces in that family. For 2011, it is the Mediterranean-influenced Portofino that receives an infusion of creativity and innovation. This family has been an important part of the IWC line for more than 25 years, since…

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Time Capsules: Product – Jaquet Droz SW Chrono

Conceived based on the Grande Second SW – a watch with an extra-large second indication – the new SW Chrono has finally made its way to stores around the world. The bold beauty, introduced in 2010, is a powerful timepiece with decidedly masculine appeal and contemporary materials. It features a dial, crown and pushpieces accented…

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Weekend Sojourn: Exploring the Galapagos Islands

One of the world’s most beautiful and precious places, the Galapagos Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These islands – where Charles Darwin formed his revolutionary theory of evolution  – are an extraordinary ecosystem of life unlike any other in the world. Here, the most incredible array of birds, animals and plants co-exist in a…

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A Moment in Time: Hautlence SA’s Co-Founder and managing director, Guillaume Tetu

Not even 40 yet, the very humble, genuine and likeable Guillaume Tetu has already accomplished a wealth of interesting feats in watchmaking.  Having spent two years as a Consultant  CAO (Construction Assisted by Computer) for the Rolex Supplier of Metal Bracelets, Gay Frères, and seven years with  the LVMH Group and TAG Heuer’s Product Development…

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