Time Capsules: Product — Patek Philippe Unveils Its Ladies First Minute Repeater

Patek Philippe- long the leader in complex timepieces pays closer attention to women’s complexities this year with an extensive array of complicated women’s watches that run the gamut from a split-seconds chronograph to the ultimate, first-time-ever for the brand Minute Repeater. This alluring and inviting complication – the elaborate acoustical chiming timepiece – is the…

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Time Capsules: News — Sotheby’s Upcoming New York Auction Brings Hope

Next week, Sotheby’s Important Watches and Clocks Auction in New York on April 13 will feature a host of watches and clocks dating back from the 16th century to current best watchmakers. Works include automatons, singing bird clocks, and watches from today’s greats such as Urwerk == as well as many of the best in…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Carl F. Bucherer Brings Out the Manero Chrono-Perpetual

Combining just the right complexities for today’s busy executive, Carl F. Bucherer unveils the limited edition Manero Chrono-Perpetual in rose gold ($46,200) or in stainless steel ($31,000). The automatic watch (housing the caliber CFB 1904) offers chronograph, flyback, perpetual calendar, date indication, day, month, leap year and moon phase indicator.  It is chocked wit h49…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – TAG Heuer Release a McLaren Marvel

Tag Heuer is no newcomer to the world of automotive adventures. We’ve been loving this brand’s strong Monaco and Carrera watches since it burst onto the racing world scene long before it even had “Heuer” attached to its name. Made even more legendary on the wrists of celebs such as Steve McQueen in historic movies,…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Rolex Releases New Explorer II

Here at BaselWorld, Rolex unveils the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, enlarged from 40 to 42mm and housing the new   calibre 3187 designed and manufactured by Rolex. Crafted in a 904L stainless steel superalloy, polished and satin finished, the watch features a fixed bezel, winding crown, TWINLOCK double waterproof system,  sapphire crystal with a scratch-resistant…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Ulysse Nardin Does Jaquemarts Like Nobody Else

There are many things Ulysse Nardin does right – astronomical watches, silicium and other high-tech, experimental materials, and jaquemarts. Yes, this brand could be synonymous with jaquemarts – the figures on dials that move with the sequence of repeater watches. Ulysse Nardin is a master at building Jaquemarts – from its famed San Marco timepieces…

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