Time Capsules: IWC Watch — Unleashing an Ingenious Ingenieur

This time last summer, the Plastiki catamaran – made of 12,500 plastic bottles — and its 10-person crew was coming to the end of a 4-month-long epic voyage across 8,000 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean, when it sailed into Sydney Australia’s Maritime Museum amidst a crowd of family and supporters. Making history with the…

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A Moment in Time: Top watch brands — Zenith CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour

It was just about two years ago that Jean-Frederic Dufour came on board at one of Switzerland’s top watch brands, Zenith,  as the new  CEO, with a host of ideas about pairing down the massive collection and getting back to the brand roots. Since then, he has implemented some high-profile changes to the watch brands…

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Time Capsules: News – Fortis Watches Back in Space

Fortis watches have been part of the Russian space program since 1992 (as the official timepiece of the Russian manned space program), and now the brand has renewed its space program association. Fortis watches are heading into space again. As the American Space Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-135 voyage comes to a close this week, it…

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Trend Report: Dragon Fire

Chinese astrology has always been incredibly important in watchmaking, especially when it comes to the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. Of them, one is legendary—the dragon, associated with honesty and bravery. The year 2012 will be the year of the dragon and many brands already are gearing up, creating distinctive…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Jersey Shore

With all the hype since 2009 about MTV’s reality show, “The Jersey Shore,” shot in Seaside Heights, NJ, a visit to the Jersey Shore, as we New Jerseyans call the beach, somehow seems contrived. In fact, I’ve been vacationing at the Jersey Shore – in and around Seaside Heights — for – well – let’s…

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