Trend Report: Pilot’s Watches

Alberto Santos Dumont ©CartierTaking to the skies isn’t as easy as it looks. It took Orville Wright many attempts more than 100 years ago before he got his first biplane to fly over Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 – but thank goodness he kept on trying.  Since then flying has taken on all new dimensions.…

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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrities and what they Wear

This Thanksgiving week was filled with family visits and mingling with watch aficionados on a more comfortable, easy level, as we all just relaxed and enjoyed good food and wine. One evening in Philadelphia a friend and newly-started watch collector asked me what the celebrities wear – both on and off the big screen.  It…

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Time Capsules: News -Vroom Vroom – Audemars Piguet and Michael Schumacher Make Noise

Michael Schumacher teams up with Audemars Piguet as the brand’s newest icon in the automobile racing arena – a field the company has been part of for years (having sponsored classic car rallies, and having had other auto racing ambassadors).  In a classic car exhibition space in Germany this morning – and via live streaming…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Book Reviews

Looking for a few good reads?  New on the market are a couple of books that just might be pleasers to certain collectors. For those Patek Philippe lovers, collectors and followers, John Reardon’s second book, Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced…

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Around the World – Boutique Blitz on Madison Ave

Timepiece lovers who favor the intimacy of watch boutiques have no shortage of options in New York; but lately, these upscale designs seem to be undergoing a revival. Need proof? Stroll no further than Madison Avenue starting at 60th Street, and head north to the mid 70’s. The gang’s all here in fashion and jewelry…

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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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