Time Capsules: News –Audemars Piguet Presents New Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Watches in Germany

It’s been a big month for Formula One race-car driver Michael Schumacher – who officially confirmed his resignation this month — effective at the end of this season.  The German born racer is a seven-time World Champion and is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers ever. Holding a host of records, Schumacher (who had…

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Around the World: Franck Muller Unveils 5-Second Tourbillon Thunderbolt, AKA Rapide, in Monaco

Last week at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie (WPHH) 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Franck Muller unveiled a host of exciting new products. Among them: the Tourbillon Rapide, Calibre FM 2025T – with the world’s fastest tourbillon escapement. Also referred to as the Thunderbolt Tourbillon, the mechanical, manual-wind watch features a tourbillon…

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Time Capsules: Felix Baumgartner Breaks the Speed of Sound in a Freefall – Wearing a Zenith El Primero

A couple of weeks ago at a Zenith qatch party in Paris, where we were celebrating the brand’s extensive pilot watch collection (and that we wrote about here), I had the distinct opportunity to meet Felix Baumgartner, who had joined the event. Yesterday, I stayed glued to my television as Baumgartner made history jumping from…

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