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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…

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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Louis Moinet Unveils the Red Stromatolite Watch – the Oldest Known Fossil

Louis Moinet is a brand we know and love. The creator of these incredibly advanced timepieces regularly utilizes some of the rarest materials on earth for dials – and this newest watch may top them all. The Red Stromatolite is the worlds’ oldest known fossil – dating back 3.5 billion years. The name is derived…

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Around the World: Tissot Madison Square Garden Watches – Time Perfectly

Last night we had the pleasure of joining Tissot at the Knicks vs. Rockets game at Madison Square Garden — where Tissot is the official timekeeper. In fact, this Swiss watchmaker has unveiled lobby clocks and an entire line of Madison Square Garden watches as the Official Timepiece of the Garden. Two of those watches are…

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Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Opens First USA Boutique and Shows off the new Zeitwerk

Recently, Atimelyperspective traveled around the world with A. Lange & Söhne to check out its most recent and upcoming boutique openings (we will have a lot more coverage of that trip coming up soon). From Paris, to Dubai to Palm Beach, Fl, the trip proved to be incredibly fruitful and informative. The culmination was in…

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Watch Education: Understanding Watch Crystals

This week, we continue with our educational insight into timepieces: this time, with a look at the watch crystal — the clear cover that goes over the dial and protects it. Generally there are three types of crystals used in watchmaking: sapphire crystals; mineral crystals; Plexiglas (often called plastic) or hesalite (acrylic) crystals.  Depending on…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — It’s a Numbers Game

The ancient Mayan calendar says 12-12-12 – Today— signals the end of time as we know it and the beginning of an evolution for Earth and its inhabitants. (Some say this “end” will actually occur on 12-21-12.) A few watch brands – who track time so elegantly – interpret that to mean the start of…

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Time Capsules: Product — TAG Heuer Releases Carrera 1887 Chronograph

The newest TAG Heuer watch is a beauty. The Carrera 1887 Chronograph features an integrated column-wheel automatic chronograph movement in an updated design of the legendary series that was first designed by Jack Heuer in 1964.  Still an icon, this Carrera’s caliber was developed in-house by TAG Heuer utilizing intellectual property elements acquired from Seiko…

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Time Capsules – Product: Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Duometre Unique Travel Time Watch

If there was ever a luxury GMT watch that you just have to let your breath out and say Wow to, this is it. The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Unique Travel Time watch makes use of art and technology with superb results. The watch house the brand’s revolutionary Dual-Wing movement and reflects the technical breakthroughs the…

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Weekend Sojourn: Time and Art — An Honored Tradition that Audemars Piguet Furthers

Art Basel Miami Beach just wrapped up its 2012 event. Interestingly enough, in addition to drawing thousands of art lovers from around the world, the event also attracted the attention of a host of watch brands. It is no wonder – many art lovers are also watch collectors and enthusiasts. Now, the legendary Swiss watch…

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Time Capsules – News: Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. – What a Match

For more than a century two great brands, Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co., have been working together. Now, to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the US Patek Philippe Boutique inside Tiffany & Co, New York City, the two jointly unveil special limited-edition timepieces. The new watches are double signed, with both the Patek Philippe…

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