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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with palm fronds dial.

By Nancy Olson Back in the day, when the spring watch fairs were face-to-face, Rolex was always one of the hottest tickets in town at BaselWorld, with devoted fans, journalists and jewelers in queue to see the latest innovations. Well, some things have changed, but watch aficionados were still waiting with high anticipation to see what…

Introducing Heart Watches from Chopard

Watches with hearts and love inscriptions are a great way to celebrate today — Valentine’s Day. Yet this Chopard Happy Sport watch is a timeless companion every day of the week. It is a romantic and charming interpretation of the brand’s famed Happy Diamonds and Happy Sport collections, wherein free-floating dimaonds and iconic symbols placed between two…

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Introducing Blancpain’s Saint-Valentin 2013 Watch and Fendi’s Red Crazy Carats Watch

In keeping with the theme of love, here are a few more enticing Valentine’s Day timepieces. Blancpain‘s Saint-Valentin 2013 model with its colors and gemstones inspired by the universal symbols of love features a flurry of hearts, together with a subtle play on textures and shapes.  The white mother-of-pearl dial is enhanced by diamond hour-markers and…

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Valentine’s Day Watches: Franck Muller, Cvstos

With Valentine’s Day just a couple of days away — think about the woman in your life and treat her to a gift that will remind her of you with  every glance at the time. Here are a few interesting Valentine’s Day watches to consider. Franck Muller has an entire Heart collection that pays homage…

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Introducing the Greubel Forsey Golden Sails

Last Friday, we brought you the story of Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 here and the magnificent alliance the brand has formed with micro-sculpter Willard Wigan. In that post we showed you the Golden Mask, and alluded to the newest piece coming to the fore front — the Golden Sails. Representing a true journey, the Golden…

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Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

As mentioned here a couple of days ago, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, and as such it unveils the 10th watch in its Hybris Mechanica series of Grande complications – the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3. The watch features a flying spherical tourbillon and – for the first time – an instantaneous digital…

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Greubel Forsey Takes Time to a New Level

As seen on Worldtempus.com You had to look really hard at this year’s SIHH to see the cooperative work of Greubel Forsey and miniature sculptor artist Willard Wigan – who micro-sculpts art on metal that is smaller than 1/15th of a single grain of rice.  The sculpture created for Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 watch…

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Inside Montblanc’s Minerva Workshops in Villeret — Hand Crafting Watches

Montblanc Minerva workshops in Villeret

Recently, in Switzerland, we had the opportunity to take a private tour of the small, exclusive Montblanc watch factory in Villeret that began as Minerva. Here, every single piece of every single watch movement (except the base plate) is made by hand, polished by hand and assembled by hand. Even the hairsprings are made in-house.…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates 180th Anniversary with Gyrotourbillon 3 and Jubilee Watches

Since its inception in 1833—180 years ago—Jaeger-LeCoultre has been a brand dedicated to excellence and creativity. From founder Antoine LeCoultre, who invented so many important timekeeping nuances, to today’s brand caretakers who perpetuate that spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to achieve record-breaking milestones. To date, the brand has more than 400 patents and 1,242 calibers under its…

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