Time Capsules: A look at the Making of the Van Cleef & Arpels Extraordinary Timepieces

Just a few months ago, Van Cleef & Arpels wowed the world with its unveiling of incredible objects d’ art in the high-jewelry collection of timepieces inspired by the Jules Verne book Les Voyages Extraordinaires.  The watches mime a journey in a balloon around the world, and thus certain dials depict animals and sights one…

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Weekend Sojourn: Teach Yourself to Single out those Wine Aromas

Ever get just a little jealous of those wine connoisseurs who can tell the exact notes, flavor and aromas of wines? Well here’s your chance to one-up them.  Agresti, the renowned Italian cabinet maker that has been building creates luxury jewelry armoires, safes and cases for pens, watches, cufflinks and games for decades, takes wine…

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Commentary: Watch Industry Loses Leader with Death of Ulysse Nardin’s Rolf W. Schnyder

Owner and CEO of Swiss watch firm Ulysse Nardin, Rolf Schynder died unexpectedly on April 14 after a short illness. He had acquired the once-flailing company in 1983, and led it not only back to its former greatness with his innovative spirit and determination, but also to soaring new heights. Schnyder was a visionary –…

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Time Capsules: Chanel J12 Ceramic and Titanium Blend Boldly Shines Where No One Has Gone Before

The trend toward new materials and ceramics heats up further in this all-new Chanel J12 Chromatic watch. It may look like a steel watch, but it’s actually ceramic blended with titanium through a patented technology that was some time in the making. Chanel sought out the silvery colored ceramic material when it was looking for…

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Video: Omega Moves Ahead with Liquidmetal® Technology

As watch companies forge ahead with new materials for cases and bracelets, as well as for movement parts, the race is on to find tougher, lighter-weight and ever more resilient materials that withstand the tests of time. Omega is one brand that has developed numerous materials, including a union of ceramics and Liquidmetal® that it…

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