Write Away – Win a Girard-Perregaux Fountain Pen for your Fiction

Girard-Perregaux has occasionally inspired flights of prose. Among the existing literary references to Girard-Perregaux’s timepieces: a mention in the first chapter of the 1957 James Bond novel From Russia With Love, in which author Ian Fleming describes the villain’s watch: “There was also a bulky gold wristwatch on a well-used brown crocodile strap. It was…

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Vintage Fine – Franck Muller Releases the Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve

First shown to the world at the recent World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco, the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve Mechanical wristwatch was the star of the Geneva Watchland exhibition thanks to its retro appeal and fine mechanics. The 7-Days Power Reserve mechanical watch – with its 213-part movement…

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Watch Education: What is a Chronometer and What is COSC Certification?

A few weeks ago we answered the question, “What is a Chronograph?” and promised to bring to light the difference between a chronograph and a chronometer – terms that are often mixed up in today’s world. In fact, a chronometer is a watch that has undergone stringent testing under laboratory conditions and is then certified…

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SIHH 2013: Women’s Watches Prevail, Introducing Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art Florilege

As we mentioned on Monday when we brought you a trend report from SIHH, this is definitely the year for women. In fact, Vacheron Constantin – for the first time ever –unveiled only women’s watches. From stunning new Patrimony pieces to diamond-adorned Malte watches and the pinnacle – Metiers d’ Arts pieces – Vacheron Constantin…

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Introducing the Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerine Enchantee Retrograde Watch

In my Jewels of Time book, published last year, I wrote extensively about women’s watches and the amazing creativity that watch brands are bringing to the forefront for the discerning woman of today. I was before my time (something I tend to be) – as this year is truly the year for Women’s watches (as…

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Cars, Watches and Winners at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

The 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona has come to a roaring end, as the Rolex timing hit the 24-hour mark and in the Daytona Prototype class, Chip Ganassi took the checkered flag for #01 BMW/Riley.  The #01 drivers included Americans Scott Pruett and Charlie Kimball, along with Juan Pablo Montoya and Memo Rojas. Scott Pruett…

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