Time Capsules: Commentary – Coming together in a Second with Japan

As the world responds to the disasters in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami, the aftershocks, the nuclear power plant issues and the devastation — I find it difficult to continue to post watch news and product without a simple commentary here. My first trip overseas in the watch industry more than 25 years ago was…

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A Moment in Time: The legendary Sean D. Tucker, aerobatic aviation pilot, and so much more

There aren’t many people you would trust your life with – really trust your life with. But I trusted mine with aerobatic aviation instructor Sean D. Tucker recently and I’d do it again. Billed as a power aerobatic pilot and instructor par excellence (at the Tutima Academy, which he founded), Tucker has flown more than…

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Around the World: Flying High with Tutima

This past weekend, I had the awe-inspiring experience of aerobatic aviation, flying formation and joining the legendary Sean D. Tucker and his team at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety in CA. Founded by Tucker, and the only place in the world of its kind, the Academy is dedicated to saving lives. It is the…

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Time Capsules: Product — Thomas Prescher Brings Us Behind the Dial

Thomas Prescher, independent watchmaker extraordinaire, once again creates an exclusive, custom-made design for a special customer. This exquisite piece features retrograde “hands” in the form of a wing for the hours on the left side of the dial and a staff for the minutes on the right side of the dial.  While some watchmakers create a…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Franc Villa Opens Up

Known for  creating bold, complex timepieces, Franc Vila is about to unleash the open-worked FVa35 Supersonico 5-Minute Repeater. The titanium and 18-karat gold cased watch features movement bridges made of lightnium, an aluminium and a lithium alloy, used in the aeronautical industry. The combination of this high-tech material with the master watchmaking prowess, offers light-weight,…

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