Time Capsules: Product – Franck Muller Releases Giga Tourbillon

Franck Muller has long been known for exceptional tourbillon calibers and mega-sized timepieces. Now, however, the brand takes its expertise a step further and unveils the ultra-large tourbillon escapement in its Giga Tourbillon timepieces. The Caliber FM 2100 manually wound mechanical movement   with a 20mm diameter tourbillon was months in the development stages. The tourbillon…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Boucheron Spreads Its Wings

Known for centuries as one of the great innovators in the jewelry world, the great House of Boucheron has teamed with Girard-Perregaux to bring timepieces of haute horology and haute joaillerie to the surface time and again. The brand’s newest one-of-a-kind Hera Tourbillon is an amazing example of beauty and awe that demonstrates the French…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Jacob & Co. Makes Cyclones Desirable

  Since its entry onto the watch scene, the Jacob & Co. brand has been an edgy –often provocative and talked about – brand. From its Five Time Zone watches with their bold colors and big bling to the Crystal and Quentin Tourbillons that made headlines, the brand continues to collaborate with top Swiss firms…

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Time Capsules: News — Sotheby’s Upcoming New York Auction Brings Hope

Next week, Sotheby’s Important Watches and Clocks Auction in New York on April 13 will feature a host of watches and clocks dating back from the 16th century to current best watchmakers. Works include automatons, singing bird clocks, and watches from today’s greats such as Urwerk == as well as many of the best in…

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Weekend Sojourn: Chopard Reveals its Continued Animal World Instincts

From the sublime chocolate diamond bear ring, to the adorable yellow diamond quacky duck ring – to the absolutely unbelievably magical peacock cuff bracelet—Chopard has demonstrated this year  more than ever before that its animal instincts are right on target.  In its haute Joaillerie collection, the brand releases extraordinary new pieces to the Animal World…

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