Time Capsules: Product — Breitling Releases Transocean

Entirely developed and produced in-house, the newest Breitling Transocean Chronograph Limited special series pays homage to the first days of commercial flight. The original Transocean was first unveiled in 1958. The newest watch is a high-performance COSC-certified chronometer. With the Caliber 01 in it, the watch beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Just 2000 are being built…

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Weekend Sojourn: To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo

Tattoos have been a part of art and life since ancient times. It is believed that the art of tattooing originated in Egypt, developed by the Nubians. However, tattoo art was also important in Asian cultures at the same time. As early as 2000 BC, tattoos and their bearers were not considered social deviates, but…

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Video: Power Reserve

In mechanical watchmaking, power reserve of a watch is all about how much autonomy the watch has before it must be wound. In this extraordinary video, courtesy of www.AWJOnlineTV.com,  watchmaker Michele Parmigiani of Parmigiani Fleurier, explains how the power reserve works, and how the cylinder is placed inside the watch movement to perfect the traditional…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Flea Market Find, No Rags To Riches

Few weeks ago we told you about a wonderful key-wound watch that a friend of ours found at a flea market with all the markings of a genuine brand. We were busy investigating the timepiece and so could only disclose some of the outside photos. Here, you see more of the photos. Looks pretty good,…

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Time Capsules: News – Christies New York Auction to Bring Big Names

Patek Henry Graves 1913 watchA custom-engraved Patek Philippe pocket-watch from the collection of American business titan Henry Graves Jr., or a superb collection of watches from award-winning “Without A Trace” actor Anthony LaPaglia are among the exciting watches coming up at the Christies December 14 sale of Important Watches in New York. The upcoming auction…

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