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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 Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Ulysse Nardin Does Jaquemarts Like Nobody Else

There are many things Ulysse Nardin does right – astronomical watches, silicium and other high-tech, experimental materials, and jaquemarts. Yes, this brand could be synonymous with jaquemarts – the figures on dials that move with the sequence of repeater watches. Ulysse Nardin is a master at building Jaquemarts – from its famed San Marco timepieces…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld – Patek Philippe Unveils Triple Complication

Patek Philippe is known for unveiling amazing new pieces here at BaselWorld and this year is no exception. While it focuses strongly on women’s watches this year — to be covered in detail shortly — the brand has an acute sense of complexity for men this year, as always. Actually, Patek Philippe releases, among other…

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Watch Stops 2011: Franc Vila Reveals new Supersonico

Soaring onto the scenes, this newest bold beauty comes from Franc Vila: the FVa35 Supersonico 5-Minute Repeater. The titanium and 18-karat red gold watch features movement bridges made of aeronautical high-tech materials such as lightnium and aluminium all visible through the case crystal. Created in a limited edition of 88 pieces, the watch offers minute…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Preview – DeWitt Loves the City

If you love architecture and grand skylines, as well as fine watchmaking, of course, then this timepiece is for you – at the right price. The DeWitt patented Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W. Horizons with Automatic Sequential Winding device, driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor and featuring the dead-beat seconds connected directly to the tourbillon cage. The…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Louis Vuitton Gets Oriented

Aptly named the Tambour Orientation, this new 44mm Tambour X large steel watch from Louis Vuitton is one bold, cool timepiece. If you’re sailing by the night skies or hiking in the woods, this is the watch you want to have with you. Its brown and black engraved dial features counters at 12:00 and 6:00.…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011- Ulysse Nardin Dives In to the Black Sea

For decades, Ulysse Nardin has been known as one of the foremost brands offering marine chronometers. Its Maxi Marine series brings divers the best of watchmaking prowess and functional precision. Now the brand releases its bold yet alluring new Maxi Marine Diver collection, the Black Sea. The 42-hour power reserve diving watch houses a self-winding…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Impending Arrival

BaselWorld is around the corner. The long-anticipated, easily most important watch exhibition in the world, has arrived once again. This week, in Basel, Switzerland, the world converges. Beginning tomorrow, throngs of watch and jewelry brands, international press, retailers and collectors will begin their preparations and  plans to migrate to Basel. On Wednesday, press day begins…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — A Retrospective on BaselWorld

One of the original Ikepod monocased mechanicals.As BaselWorld 2011 approaches — the fair is due to open next week, and slated to open its doors to thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors — we all eagerly anticipate the newest product that will make its way onto the scene. Yes, there will be complications,…

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Time Capsules: News – Longines Races in as Official Timekeeper of Kentucky Derby® Home Track

Swiss watch brand, Longines – long known for its sports timing – has partnered with Churchill Downs Incorporated to become the Official Timekeeper on this most prestigious horseracing event. The Kentucky Derby has been run without interruption since 1875, and is America’s oldest and continuously held sports event.  This year’s Kentucky Derby takes place May…

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Video – Christophe Claret Clarifies the 21 Black Jack on video

On February 24, a timelyperpsectiive wrote about the famed Christophe Claret and his amazing new 21 Black Jack watch here – due to make its debut next week in BaselWorld 2011. The $170,000+ watch lets its wearer play three casino games: black jack – with striking mechanism; roulette; dice. Now, we bring you a video…

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