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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…

Weekend Sojourn: April Fools’ Day Origins and Riddles

References to something akin to “April Fools’ Day” can be found as early as 1392 – when a passage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales refers to a trickery played by a fox on a certain day.  Some interpreted that day to be April 1, though others argue this is an erroneous date and April Fools’ Day…

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Around the World – Made in Nepal Watches by Kobold

This watchmaker with headquarters in Pittsburgh and a penchant for embracing adventure opens a subsidiary in Kathmandu run by Sherpas and presents two locally assembled watches of unusual quality. WORLDTEMPUS – 30 March 2012 Elizabeth Doerr When a Westerner hears the word “Sherpa,” he or she immediately associates it with mountain climbing. There is a…

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Time Capsules: Ball Watch Honors Grand Central Station with Engineer II GCT Automatic

Here we bring you what may be the first US look at the newest timepiece to help celebrate the centennial of the iconic Grand Central Station. Ball Watch Company helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station (slated for 2013) with a limited edition watch, the Engineer II GCT Automatic. The move makes incredible…

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A Moment in Time: Diving with an Everyday Guy

Jason Heaton is passionate about diving and has even achieved Rescue Diver Certification. Heaton, who lives in Minneapolis, grew up around Lake Michigan, where there are pristine ship wrecks thanks to the cold water. He has spent years diving in top spots around the world  – in water ranging from Lake Michigan to the Honduras,…

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Around the World: Audemars Piguet Celebrates Premiere of Royal Oak Exhibition

Last night, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Audemars Piguet in New York at the Park Avenue Armory as the brand celebrated the premiere of an exhibition of 4 decades of the famed Royal Oak. From 60-foot-long dinner tables, to celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady, the 300-plus people party was a…

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Trend Report: Today’s Affordable Ceramic Watches

photo by Kenji TomaToday’s fashion-forward watchmakers have jumped on the engineered ceramic bandwagon – making affordable ceramic watches that look sleek and cool. Of course, it was Rado that first utilized high-tech ceramic (from the space and automotive industry) for timepieces just about 30 years ago – and naturally the brand continues to be on…

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Time Capsules: Product — Harry Winston’s Ultimate Adornments

Since its inception, the great house of Harry Winston has been known for diamonds. Winston was one of the premiere procurers of wonderful rare stones. This is a legendary status the brand has maintained, even when it comes to timepieces. This year, Harry Winston unveiled the newest masterpiece in its Ultimate Adornments collection – a…

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