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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Around the World: Beijing

So where are the multitudes of watch collectors of the future really coming from? While the US has a good number of watch collectors and connoisseurs, as does Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, indications are that now China is the new frontier.  This is a burgeoning market with a huge population, staggering wealth…

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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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