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Lady Gaga

Just a few days after her fall off the stage in Vegas, Lady Gaga thus far seems to be doing okay. I remember when I saw her perform earlier this year, I was impressed that she brings people up from the audience during her show and interacts with them. Earlier in the year, I had…

Write Away – Win a Girard-Perregaux Fountain Pen for your Fiction

Girard-Perregaux has occasionally inspired flights of prose. Among the existing literary references to Girard-Perregaux’s timepieces: a mention in the first chapter of the 1957 James Bond novel From Russia With Love, in which author Ian Fleming describes the villain’s watch: “There was also a bulky gold wristwatch on a well-used brown crocodile strap. It was…

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Vintage Fine – Franck Muller Releases the Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve

First shown to the world at the recent World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco, the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve Mechanical wristwatch was the star of the Geneva Watchland exhibition thanks to its retro appeal and fine mechanics. The 7-Days Power Reserve mechanical watch – with its 213-part movement…

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Watch Education: What is a Chronometer and What is COSC Certification?

A few weeks ago we answered the question, “What is a Chronograph?” and promised to bring to light the difference between a chronograph and a chronometer – terms that are often mixed up in today’s world. In fact, a chronometer is a watch that has undergone stringent testing under laboratory conditions and is then certified…

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SIHH 2013: Women’s Watches Prevail, Introducing Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art Florilege

As we mentioned on Monday when we brought you a trend report from SIHH, this is definitely the year for women. In fact, Vacheron Constantin – for the first time ever –unveiled only women’s watches. From stunning new Patrimony pieces to diamond-adorned Malte watches and the pinnacle – Metiers d’ Arts pieces – Vacheron Constantin…

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Introducing the Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerine Enchantee Retrograde Watch

In my Jewels of Time book, published last year, I wrote extensively about women’s watches and the amazing creativity that watch brands are bringing to the forefront for the discerning woman of today. I was before my time (something I tend to be) – as this year is truly the year for Women’s watches (as…

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Cars, Watches and Winners at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

The 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona has come to a roaring end, as the Rolex timing hit the 24-hour mark and in the Daytona Prototype class, Chip Ganassi took the checkered flag for #01 BMW/Riley.  The #01 drivers included Americans Scott Pruett and Charlie Kimball, along with Juan Pablo Montoya and Memo Rojas. Scott Pruett…

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SIHH 2013 Watch Trend Review

As SIHH 2013, the 23rd edition of this luxury by-invitation-only watch show, comes to a close – it is important to note several key trends that emerged with the unveiling of the newest timepieces. The watches shown in Geneva during the fair last week will make their way to the market – and to discerning…

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Cartier Unveils Calibre de Cartier Chronograph at SIHH 2013

This year, Cartier moves ahead – big time. The brand has unveiled here at the SIHH 2013 so many incredible new pieces that it will take some time to sort it out and get the info to you. But that’s ok; most of the watches won’t be available for sale until 6 months or more…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton – Great Men’s Watch Unveiled at SIHH 2013

  There are some great men’s watches out there on the market, but this new Clifton collection from  Baume & Mercier feels as good as it looks, and is extremely impressive thanks to its amazing retail price range. Inspired by a 1950’s vintage timepiece, the clean, crisp dial of the Clifton offers a contemporary interpretation…

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Piaget Unveils the Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater at SIHH 2013

Piaget – the master of ultra-thin calibers – now releases the automatic Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater. Although it’s thin (setting another double record for the brand thanks to its slender 4.8mm caliber and 9.4mm case), it packs powerful sound. Made entirely in-house in Piaget‘s two Manufactures, the new 1290P caliber represents the fourth major…

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