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Dubai Watch Week

It’s been a long time coming. Almost everyone in the watch and jewelry world remembers the last live show they attended before the pandemic hit and lockdown sequestered us at home. In 2020, planned exhibitions from mid-March onward came to a screeching halt and show organizers and brands were left scrambling trying to figure out…

A Moment in Time: IWC, North America’s President Benoit de Clerck

With a dozen years in the watch industry, Benoit deClerck has spent the past seven of them at the North American helm of IWC. Today, IWC is one of the first to take a truly green perspective. Herein, Benoit deClerck reflects on IWC’s position in the environment. RN: How does timing play a role in the…

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Around the World: Beijing

So where are the multitudes of watch collectors of the future really coming from? While the US has a good number of watch collectors and connoisseurs, as does Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, indications are that now China is the new frontier.  This is a burgeoning market with a huge population, staggering wealth…

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Time Capsules: News – Omega Launches Ladymatic

Picture the mid 1950’s – a time of what some called the Easy Life … While there were fears of atomic bombs and the start of segregation in America, it was also a time of growth and movement.  Playboy (photo of original Ladymatic, 1955)magazine was invented in the 1950s, and the Boeing made its first…

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A Moment in Time: Actress Nicole Kidman, Omega Ambassadress

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2004, is the face (and wrist) behind the newly launched Ladymatic line of sophisticated mechanical watches just unveiled in Beijing last week. The world premiere, an event exclusive to just a handful of journalists including myself, featured Kidman walking the runway bedecked with a Lanvin…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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Moment in Time: IWC’s Mario Klein

Mario Klein, senior product manager, IWC Schaffhausen The year 2010 is the year of the IWC Portuguese watch.  While IWC Schaffhausen has been building timepieces of distinction since its inception in 1868 – the Portuguese is a watch of truly generous scope.  This year the brand unveils its biggest launch of Portuguese watches ever with…

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A Moment in Time: SPYKER’s Thierry Chaunu

  It was just a couple of months ago at the Concourse de’ Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA, that Spyker Timepieces made their official US debut – zooming onto the scene next to the Dutch-made Spyker cars that were reintroduced to the world just 10 years ago after a 75-year blip. While it was visionary…

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Around the World: Geneva’s Gem, Patek Philippe’s Museum

A rich recollection of time right in the heart of Geneva, The Patek Philippe Museum is a watch lover’s delight and an absolute “MUST’ stop on any collector’s itinerary in this lovely city. I had three hours there and it was not enough! One must go and be prepared to spend a lot of time…

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Around the World: A Look Inside Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus

Internationally renowned for its legendary status as a creator of some of the most complex timepieces in the world, Audemars Piguet owns its own factories in Le Brassus, Switzerland, and  is the predominant owner of the famous Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi factory. As such, the brand is always moving forward with new technologies and…

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Around the World: Sailing with IWC Sailing and the Portuguese

Recently, when I was traveling with IWC to Portugal for the unveiling of the newest Portuguese watches – the IWC Portuguese Yacht Watch and the IWC Tribute to Portugal – I had a very distinct pleasure that no other journalist can claim. Spending a day aboard a grand sailboat – I realized several things: a)     …

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