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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Around the World: Flying to the East Coast Before Hurricane Sandy Arrives

Time – it’s all about time. Everything is about time – and right now, the USA’s east coast is worried about how much time residents have left to board their homes and evacuate before what is predicted to be a huge mother-storm rolls in. New York has closed its subways; airports have closed and widespread…

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Time Capsules: Product – Ulysse Nardin and Randy Johnson Unveil “The Big Unit”

At an exclusive event last night in New York, Ulysse Nardin and recently-announced brand ambassador, Randy Johnson unveiled the brand’s first “Big Unit” watch. And – like the 6’10”-tall man himself who lays claim to that nomenclature, the watch is a nicely sized 45.8 mm. The superb chronograph, which retails for $15,500, was designed in…

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Video: Michael Schumacher Talks About Time with Audemars Piguet

Michael Schumacher

Last week we brought you news of the new Michael Schumacher watch by Audemars Piguet. Now, in this intriguing video, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher unveils his first Defining Moment, and explains what has changed in motor car racing in the last few years and how important team work really is. Click here to see…

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Time Capsules: News – Rare Tiffany, Rolex, Patek Philippe coming up for Auction

Mark your calendars if you are a vintage watch lover – on November 18, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York, more than 300 fine and unique timepieces will be up for sale at the Heritage Auctions. Top among the pieces up for sale at the Timepiece Signature Auction are rare repeater watches.  One pocket…

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Off the Cuff: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grand Tradition Minute Repeater

It isn’t every day I get to wear a watch from my dreams – but recently, I had the wonderful experience of donning the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Repetition Minute watch – only 100 of which will ever be made. Crafted in titanium, this grand complication houses a mechanical hand-wound movement consisting of a whopping…

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Time Capsules: News –Audemars Piguet Presents New Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Watches in Germany

It’s been a big month for Formula One race-car driver Michael Schumacher – who officially confirmed his resignation this month — effective at the end of this season.  The German born racer is a seven-time World Champion and is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers ever. Holding a host of records, Schumacher (who had…

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Around the World: Franck Muller Unveils 5-Second Tourbillon Thunderbolt, AKA Rapide, in Monaco

Last week at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie (WPHH) 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Franck Muller unveiled a host of exciting new products. Among them: the Tourbillon Rapide, Calibre FM 2025T – with the world’s fastest tourbillon escapement. Also referred to as the Thunderbolt Tourbillon, the mechanical, manual-wind watch features a tourbillon…

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