Time Capsules: News – Omega Launches Ladymatic

Picture the mid 1950’s – a time of what some called the Easy Life … While there were fears of atomic bombs and the start of segregation in America, it was also a time of growth and movement.  Playboy (photo of original Ladymatic, 1955)magazine was invented in the 1950s, and the Boeing made its first…

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A Moment in Time: Actress Nicole Kidman, Omega Ambassadress

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2004, is the face (and wrist) behind the newly launched Ladymatic line of sophisticated mechanical watches just unveiled in Beijing last week. The world premiere, an event exclusive to just a handful of journalists including myself, featured Kidman walking the runway bedecked with a Lanvin…

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Time Capsules: Product — Breitling for Bentley in British Racing Green

For years now Breitling had been building the Breitling for Bentley line of timepieces. The collection has ranged from tourbillons to custom-created pieces wherein Bentley owners can even match the burled wood in their cars, to technically complex chronographs and even in-dashboard instruments. Now, Breitling (http://www.breitling.com/)  for Bentley turns a bit more British than usual…

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Trend Report: Platinum Watches

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 with perpetual calendar and equation of time that indicates the difference between real solar time and average solar time. It is a 457-part movement with 30 jewels and 14 days of power reserve. www.vacheron-constantin.com.Ok, well it may be difficult to say the rarest metal on earth is a trend…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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Trend Report: Cars and Watches

Anyone who is an avid car lover somehow comes around to being a luxury watch collector as well. The two just have that certain something in common: excellence under the hood, the drive (pardon the pun) for precision, the magnificence of all those mechanical parts finely tuned and working harmoniously together.  What’s more, both industries…

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