Weekend Sojourn: Fire and Iceland

It wasn’t too long ago that the raging volcano in Iceland stopped world air traffic and held many captive in airports all over Europe. That active volcano is the source of heat for the tiny island of Iceland – and its amazing geysers and famed Blue Lagoon. When I was in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland…

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A Moment in Time: Montblanc’s Jean-Marc Pontroue, Vice President of Strategic Product Development

There was a time that the only thing most people would think of if they closed theur eyes and heard the word “Montblanc” was a writing instrument. Well, some maybe thought of the mountain. But for years the name was synonymous with high-quality writing instruments. Then along came leather goods and a new image came…

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Time Capsules: News — Grand Prix de Horlogerie Announces Winners

Animation at the Grand Prix de horlogerieI must admit a couple of things before I launch into the announcement of what  brands and timepieces won the 10th annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie awards – held tonight in Geneva and live-streamed at 12:30 EST, USA.  First, I Loved that http://www.worldtempus.com/ live-streamed the event. Thank you. Second,…

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Time Capsules: Product — Seiko’s Grand Style

Today’s the big day – the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève occurs at the Grand Theatre de Geneve. It is the annual award for some of the best watchmaking in the world. This year, one company included on the list of selections in the Men’s Watch category may come at first as a surprise:…

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Time Capsules: Product – Perrelet Jets Ahead with its Turbine XL

Looking for a little substance in time? Maybe a nice blend of futuristic feel and historical appeal? Well, you just might find it in this all new Perrelet Turbine XL. A massive 50mm watch, this timepiece is the second generation of the Perrelet Turbine that made its way onto the scene in early 2010 as…

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Time Capsules: Product – Panerai Pioneers into the Composite World, Again

Known for its daring spirit and adventurous soul – not to mention its worthy Swiss craftsmanship and bold Italian heritage – Panerai has created watches for the Italian Navy,  underwater frogmen,  and adventurer Mike Horn as he recently trekked across all the continents. The brand is regularly on the leading edge when it comes to watch…

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