Trend Report: Purple Reign: A Look at Lavender Watches

By Roberta Naas The color purple has a flinty little mollusk to thank for its expensive reputation. In the past, extracting dye from this sea creature was such a costly and time-consuming process, only royal purses could stretch to such extravagance. Technology has democratized the shade of sovereigns, but our view of the hue is…

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ATimelyEvent: TimeCrafters 2012 Draws Top Swiss Watchmakers to NYC

Zenith Christophe ColumbWhat do Swiss watchmakers Sebastien Buliard, Dominique Loiseau and Emmanuel Bouchet all have in common? They will each be making personal appearances at this year’s second annual TimeCrafters Exhibition at the historic Park Avenue Armory September 14 and 15.  In addition to the 20-plus brands exhibiting their exquisite watches, there are a host…

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ATimelyEvent: TimeCrafters 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, NYC

Harry Winston’s Opus 12 ($270,300) is one of just many significant timepieces that will be on display at TimeCrafters 2012. Harry Winston is bringing in watchmaker Emmannuel Bouchet (who partnered with Winston in the making of this watch) for the event. It’s almost here!! The much anticipated chance for New Yorkers – and any others…

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Trend Report — Indestructible Steel Timepieces

Durability and water-resistant designs position stainless steel watches as a most versatile element in any man-on-the-go’s wardrobe. Most of these bold watches are offered with stainless steel cases and bracelets for ultimate wearability that will complement the casual elegance of summer. FROM TOP: From Carl F. Bucherer, this Patravi ChronoDate watch ($6,900) features an enlarged…

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Off the Cuff: Breguet’s Tradition Fusee’ Tourbillon on the Wrist

A true stunner!  This incredible platinum Breguet Tradition Fusee’ Tourbillon is like having one of the finest pieces of machinery and precision on the wrist. The multi-dimensions of the movement parts beneath the bold sapphire crystal offer depth and elegance that is difficult to rival.  Retailing for about $189,700, this watch houses a hand-wound movement…

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Time Capsules: News — Bond is Back, and so is Omega – in Skyfall

By Sam Walsh The famed Secret Agent teams with Omega yet again. This fall will witness the release of the highly anticipated James Bond film, ‘Skyfall.’ In this feature, Daniel Craig once again assumes the role of agent 007, and with him brings two new guests – actress Bérénice Marlohe the hottest new Bond girl,…

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