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 – 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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Time Capsules: News – Still Wondering “Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio?”

No more asking that question… watch loving baseball fans be on the lookout – and get your wallets open.  Antiquorum Auctioneers is looking forward to its’ December 8th auction to be held at its US headquarters in New York City. Not a New Yorker? No worries – you can register to bid on line, too,…

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Trend Report: Tourbillons

Greubel-Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism.Ok so in today’s day and age, many will admit that there may not really be a NEED for a tourbillon escapement – after all, our mechanical watches have reached such a sophisticated state of watchmaking that they already are incredibly accurate. Still, these devices remain a pinnacle of watchmaking feats,…

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Video: Jumping Seconds

In the world of fraction-of-a-second timing, the Jumping Seconds watch (sometimes referred to as Leap Seconds) is a wonderful tool. Used in the early 20th century on battlefields by artillery men, the jumping seconds feature helped armed personnel determine how far away the enemy was. Because speed and sound travel at different rates, the artillery…

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