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Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

For those who love to immerse themselves in the world of watches – and today, that is a strong number – WatchTime New York exhibition returns this year to Manhattan for a fifth rendition. The show, which takes place October 25-26 at the landmark Gotham Hall, this year boasts a record 37 participating brands.  Open…

2012 Year in Review: Top News, People and Products in the Watch Industry

The news was abundant this year; the product superlative; the watch world grand. Anniversaries abounded this year and some celebrated in style. Audemars Piguet celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic Royal Oak with a tribute collection of new Royal Oak pieces and an around-the-world touring exhibition that took center stage in spring in New…

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Weekend Sojourn: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

I’ve done a fair amount of traveling around the world to wonderful hotels and resorts – but this one tops them all. Recently, while on a boutique tour around the world with A. Lange & Sohne, we had the delightful pleasure of staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa. Sadly – only for…

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Time Capsules: Product – Burberry Bring British Design to the Wrist

Burberry- the brand famed for its trench coats – moves to the wrist with an all-new line of timepieces aptly named The Britain.  As expected, the collection is a powerful blend of classic tradition and modern attitude.  Says Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer and designer of the line, “The Britain marries our heritage and…

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A Moment in Time: TAG-Heuer Brings on Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, the vibrant California-born actress who won hearts in the film The Holiday, as well as in roles such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and Being John Malkovich, is one of TAG Heuer’s top ambassadors and the face behind the brand’s newest Link Lady timepiece collection.  Here, in…

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Around the World: Rolex and the 68th Sydney Hobart Sailing Competition

While today marks the day after Christmas for many of us, for others it is the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia. With a southerly breeze providing the perfect angle for a spinnaker start and run down the harbor, it proved less kind as the yachts exited the Sydney…

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Weekend Sojourn: Last-Minute Christmas Gifts – Jewelry is Forever

With today being almost the last shopping day before the holidays, it makes sense to take a good look at jewelry. Women love jewelry – it is their individual statement maker. More important and long-lasting than chocolate, flowers, dinners  and other gifts, jewelry withstands the test of time. In fact, the most alluring jewelry designs…

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Watch Education: Understanding the use of Rubies in Movements

  We have gotten a lot of questions from readers about rubies used inside watch movements, so we thought it was high-time to address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies created especially for watch movements…

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