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Elvis Presley Ebel watch

Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…

Peter Speake-Marin Talks about Time and the new Triad

I’ve known Peter Speake-Marin for many years now. In fact, I even included some of his amazing timepieces in my most recent book, “Jewels of Time.” Peter is a rare breed. Not only is he a top watchmaker with incredible ideas as to the purity of watchmaking, but also he is a deep and forward-thinking…

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Another One Down – BaselWorld 2013 in Review

Few journalists have the incredible experience of visiting BaselWorld Fair for nearly 30 years.  It is an enlightening and always-changing journey. This year’s BaselWorld, we witnessed the third major change of the fair in three decades.  Years ago, it was simply a Swiss industries fair. Then it grew, many industries left the fair and it…

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The Editor’s Perspective: An Interview with Roberta Naas

With the upcoming JCK show around the corner — I was interviewed recently by the Fair Organizers about my take on time. For those who may be interested, the following is the printed result. As a contributor to numerous influential publications and sites and founder of the industry beacon, A Timely Perspective, Roberta Naas is…

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Introducing Tutima’s Hommage Minute Repeater

Here at BaselWorld 2013, there is no shortage of exciting complexities. We’ve already covered a few of them, including the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4 and the amazing Ulysse Nardin Stranger. Now, we bring you news from Tutima. This German-made brand has delved ever more deeply into the world of complexities since opening its…

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Bell & Ross Unveils Next Gen Pilot Watches at BaselWorld 2013

Another super important category this year at BaselWorld is pilot’s watches. We will be bringing you a bunch of goodies in this category as we cover the show, but for now, let’s take a close up look at some of the way cool new Bell &Ross pieces. This brand — long known for its aviation…

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BaselWorld 2013: Unveiling the Zannetti Dive Watch – with Piranha on It

Divers’  watches are typically rugged timepieces meant to withstand the toughest elements. The best dive watches on the market today typically are defined by certain important characteristics. Essentially, a dive watch should be water resistant to at least a Diver’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating of 200 meters to 300 meters and offer additional…

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BaselWorld 2013: Corum Unveils the Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder

The top watch brands are bringing inventive calibers to the forefront here at BaselWorld. Such is the case with the new Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder.  The linear architecture of the movement is consistent with the collection, but the new Dual Winder system in this CO207 automatic caliber features two interconnected inline oscillating weights. This…

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Jacob & Co. Unveils the all-new Palatial Watch Collection

This year, Jacob & Co. came on strong at BaselWorld with a huge new exhibition space in Hall 1 and an entirely new watch and jewelry unveiling.  Top among the new lines is the Palatial collection: Palatial Jump hour; retrograde minute; tourbillon. Also in the line:  big dates and extra-thin automatics. Each Palatial complicated watch…

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Introducing the Louis Moinet Jules Verne Instrument III

Louis Moinet releases its Jules Verne Instrument III monopusher chronograph, inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The new piece features a patent-pending for the chronograph function indicator. According to Jules Verne descendent, Jean-Michel Verne, “The distinctive chronograph indicator signals which function has been selected: start, stop or reset. Its design is inspired by…

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BaselWorld 2013: Introducing Bulgari’s Il Giardino Tropicale

Here at BaselWorld 2013, spring is in full bloom — not only outside, but in the halls, as well, as many watch brands unveil timepieces inspired by nature.  One such example is the stunning new Bulgari “Il Giardino Tropicale” Tourbillon timepiece. Not only does the watch beautifully depict a tropical garden on the wrist, but…

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