Time Capsules: Product—Longines Unveils 180th Anniversary Chronographs

By Samantha Walsh  To celebrate its 180th anniversary, Longines has released two new high-function watch models: the Longines Telemeter Chronograph and Longines Tachymeter Chronograph – each offering performance and elegance. The Longines Telemeter Chronograph has a white lacquered dial with a red telemeter scale on the dial that was inspired by a 1933 timepiece. Telemeter…

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Off the Cuff: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The iconic Royal Oak collection of timepieces from Audemars Piguet celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with much fanfare – including an entire new series of Royal Oak watches. The Royal Oak – designed virtually overnight by Gerald Genta for Audemars Piguet in 1972 – was the world’s first bold luxury sporty watch built in…

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Trend Report: Purple Reign: A Look at Lavender Watches

By Roberta Naas The color purple has a flinty little mollusk to thank for its expensive reputation. In the past, extracting dye from this sea creature was such a costly and time-consuming process, only royal purses could stretch to such extravagance. Technology has democratized the shade of sovereigns, but our view of the hue is…

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Time Capsules: News – New USMC Marines Watch Line — Wrist Armor — Makes Debut

By Samantha Walsh Aptly named “Marines Wrist Armor” there is a new breed of timepieces on the market.  The US Marine Corps watch brand is the only officially licensed watch brand from the U.S. Defense Department, and it offers a wide range of products utilizing the most durable materials possible. These rugged new watches are…

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Time Capsules: Product – Fashion Watches from Gucci Made of Bamboo

By Samantha  Walsh Fashion watches from top designer brands such as Gucci are all the rage now, especially as more and more runways see accessories big for frall. Gucci now brings to light a new Gucci Bamboo Timepiece. This trendy quartz watch features a round case with three dial variations: black, brown, or silver, on…

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ATimelyEvent: TimeCrafters 2012 Draws Top Swiss Watchmakers to NYC

Zenith Christophe ColumbWhat do Swiss watchmakers Sebastien Buliard, Dominique Loiseau and Emmanuel Bouchet all have in common? They will each be making personal appearances at this year’s second annual TimeCrafters Exhibition at the historic Park Avenue Armory September 14 and 15.  In addition to the 20-plus brands exhibiting their exquisite watches, there are a host…

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