Early Spring: The True Story Behind Groundhog Day, and Why the Groundhog Cares about Time

Today, February 2, is officially “Groundhog” day. This is the day when the groundhog  emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. As folklore has it, if the groundhog can’t see his shadow because of the clouds, spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the creature…

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Fast Focus: Introducing Piaget’s “Year of the Monkey” Altiplano Cloisonné Watch

Over the past month or so, we have been bringing you a close up look at all of the new watches that celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Today, we present the Piaget Limited Edition Year of the Monkey watch. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (which begins next week), Piaget presents the playful monkey, the…

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Three Terrific Women’s Mechanical Watches as Seen at SIHH 2016: Piaget, Cartier, Roger Dubuis

This year’s SIHH did not disappoint when it comes to mechanical watches for women. We have a great line of them to show, so we will go in stages. Here we present three stunners — dazzling diamond-adorned beauties that house complicated movements. Piaget, always a master at diamond work, unveils some stunning new Limelight watches…

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SIHH 2016: Close-up with the Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury (video/price)

OK – so sometimes a lot of diamonds really do enthrall us. Such is the case of the new  Audemars Piguet Diamond Fury cuff-watch. Unveiled during SIHH, this more-than half-a-million-dollar watch comes on the heels of last year’s extremely successful Diamond Punk, which we wrote about here. Now, if classic vintage chic is the buzzword for watches…

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A Moment in Time: Daniel Riedo, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Shares 2016 Trends and Plans

Just last week, with the SIHH in full swing, a lot of great timepieces were seen and a host of  wonderful interviews conducted. We will bring you much of the news from the exhibition and around the city in the coming weeks — keeping in mind that much of what we are bringing  to you…

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Meet the Diamond Magister Dong Son Tourbillon from Peter Speake-Marin

The dong son drum serves as the source of inspiration for Peter Speake-Marin’s latest release: the Diamond Magister  Dong Son Tourbillon. The drum’s origins trace to the Red River Delta of Vietnam dating back to approximately 600 BC. The drums were typically used in harvest festivals and rituals such as weddings and funerals, as well…

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