Watch Stops 2011: SIHH Cartier Gets Control of Gravity with the Astroregulateur

An incredibly original movement that was five years in the making and has four patents pending, the 9800 MC Calibre, housed in the Rotonde de Cartier Astroregulateur watch, was unveiled today in Geneva and is Cartier’s answer to the effects of gravity on the mechanical movement. Heretofore, the only movement that could compensate for the…

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Trend Report: Diamond Delights for the Holidays

BulgariWith the holidays here, parties and social events abound. Today’s finest watchmakers make getting dressed up for black tie soirees is a snap, too! Diamond-adorned watches come in all shapes and sizes this holiday season and sparkle to the tens!  The breathtaking beauty of these jeweled time tellers will have all eyes on the wearer.…

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Time Capsules: News — PRE-SIHH Report

Those in the know in the watch world know that the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is just around the corner. In January, this by-invitation-only exhibition takes place in Geneva and it is the backdrop for the unveiling of the newest timepieces from some of the world’s foremost luxury brands.  All of the Richemont…

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Time Capsules: News – Christies New York Auction to Bring Big Names

Patek Henry Graves 1913 watchA custom-engraved Patek Philippe pocket-watch from the collection of American business titan Henry Graves Jr., or a superb collection of watches from award-winning “Without A Trace” actor Anthony LaPaglia are among the exciting watches coming up at the Christies December 14 sale of Important Watches in New York. The upcoming auction…

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Trend Report: Pilot’s Watches

Alberto Santos Dumont ©CartierTaking to the skies isn’t as easy as it looks. It took Orville Wright many attempts more than 100 years ago before he got his first biplane to fly over Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 – but thank goodness he kept on trying.  Since then flying has taken on all new dimensions.…

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Trend Report: Platinum Watches

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 with perpetual calendar and equation of time that indicates the difference between real solar time and average solar time. It is a 457-part movement with 30 jewels and 14 days of power reserve. www.vacheron-constantin.com.Ok, well it may be difficult to say the rarest metal on earth is a trend…

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