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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…

Watch Stops: JCK 2011 — Officina Del Tempo Releases Special Edition Power Chrono

Every once in a while a well-priced watch catches our eye. Such is the case with the Italian designed and made Officina Del Tempo brand. This company creates a host of powerful and alluring timepieces, especially with its bold new Power Chrono Special Edition.  Lovingly referred to in-house as the Military Power, this techno-sport series…

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Time Capsules: News– Christie’s Auction Packed with Great Lots and Special Pieces

Lot 94The upcoming June 15 Christie’s New York sale of Important Watches promises to offer a good number of lots for collectors interested in pieces in any price range. With watches on public exhibition from June 11 to June 14, Christie’s highlights more than 400 individual watches from vintage to modern day pieces for men…

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Watch Stops 2011: Swiss Watch by JCK – Louis Moinet Takes to the Forest Again

Louis Moinet is a brand known not only for its high watchmaking prowess, but also for its unusual dials — rare meteors, million-year-old woods and fossils. Now, on the heels of its recent Geograph Rainforest watch introduction just a few months ago (wherein the brand announced that a portion of the proceeds of the sales…

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Video: Antiquorum Auction Today Highlights AP Schwarzenegger Grand Complication

The first session of the Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction takes place this morning, June 8 at 11 am, and the second session at 2 pm at the New York auction room (595 Madison Avenue). This promises to be one great auction – you may want to get your bids ready.  Highlights include…

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Watch Stops 2011: Couture — Gerge’ Brings Architecture to the Forefront

A new and exciting mechanical watch brand emerges on the market after three years of design and development.  Gerge’ – named for St. George —  is an all-mechanical brand  that focuses on architecture in its design – with a side-view of the case that is meant to replicate a bridge between  two cities, and a…

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Watch Stops 2011: Couture – Giuliano Mazzuoli Presents Patented World First Watch

Those in the know will recognize this designer’s name.  Giuliano Mazzuoli is the man responsible for the famed Manometro watch, as well as several pen and leather goods collections. The Manometro watch is renowned for its simplicity. Designed as a concept to reflect a pressure gauge, the Manometro measures time – elegantly and cleanly –…

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Around the World: Couture Time Winners Announced

Celebrity Chef Nick Stellino, Glen Bowen publisher of Watch JournalLadoire Mr. Green, Architecture winnerThe competition was tough, and judging this week’s Couture Time contest, sponsored by Watch Journal and held at the Couture Show in Las Vegas, was no easy feat. There were 20 entrants in three categories, and I was pleasantly surprised by so…

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Time Capsules: Product – Jaeger-LeCoultre Spreads Unveils the Duomètre Quantième Lunaire

With 178 years of technical prowess, heritage and craftsmanship extraordinaire behind it, Jaeger-LeCoultre ought to know how to show off its unprecedented precision with dignity. Thus, it comes as no surprise that its newest Duometre (dual-wing movement)  Quantieme Lunaire, which shows time, date and the age of the moon – is a stunning beauty.  It…

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Time Capsules: Product – Bell & Ross Dives Deep

Bell & Ross unveils its newest Dive watches due out this August – the BR02 Steel with Carbon Fiber Dial and the BR02 Phantom – my personal favorite.  Water resistant to 1,000 meters (where I will NEVER go), these  mechanical self-winding dive watches house the ETA 2892 caliber and offer hours, minutes, seconds and date.…

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