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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: GTE – Ladoire Lets Black Widow Out

The very creative young Ladoire brand has made an impression on collectors around the world with its complex mechanical timepieces since its launch two years ago. Now, the brand unveils the newest watch series – the Black Widow — a mysterious and alluring collection inspired by the nickname given to the dangerous Lactrodaectus Mactans spiders…

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Weekend Sojourn: Seah® Bracelets Offer Astrological Insight

SEAH® Watches – the astrological watch line unveiled a year ago – has a fashion-forward line of double- and triple-wrap leather bracelets called Destiny that is a great fashion statement. Not only are these top-quality leather bracelets, but also they can be worn as hair accessories and even as belts by clasping them together. They feature amazing…

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A Moment in Time: Stephen Forsey

Watchmaker Stephen Forsey, along with Robert Greubel, has become a true force in the watchmaking world since entering the watchmkaing scene just about six years ago. Their untiring quest for perfection and pursuit of excellence easily rivals that of their counterparts of centuries ago- and would have made watchmaking forefathers such as Abraham-Louis Breguet proud.…

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Watch Stops 2011: Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Rises Again

Some may remember the designer of the original Rodolphe Watches – Rodolphe Cattin. When those watches first hit the scene years ago, I liked them. They were big, bold and dramatic. Then, of course, the relationship between Cattin and the Franck Muller Group (which purchased the brand) went south, and Rodolphe Cattin left. Now, Rodolphe…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE –Ritmo Mundo Colors the World

Ritmo Mundo, a young watch brand with a lot of gusto, has unveiled its newest generation of the very creative Persepolis and Puzzle lines. The Persepolis, a round watch that revolves in its case and is two-sided, now comes in a fantastic array of color-gemstone-set bezels that range from approximately $12,000 and up and are…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE — Louis Moinet Shoots for the Stars

Showing at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) Louis Moinet – whose tag line is “Mechanical Art in Limited Edition” —  unveiled its newest Astralis, or astronomy-inspired watch: an alliance of three high-tech mechanisms, including an astral tourbillon (with a plate behind the tourbillon at 11:00 made of aventurine), a split-second  column-wheel chronograph with star hand…

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A Moment in Time: hD3’s Jorg Hysek and the SLYDE –Time Turned Technology

There are some of us die-hard watch fans who remember Jorg Hysek way back when he was designing his own writing instruments and timepieces some 10 years ago. He was on the cutting edge with carbon fiber and titanium back then.  Then, after a respite with that company, he resurfaced with hD3– with co-designers and…

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Around the World: Captain Bob and the Tale of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms

When Captain Robert “Bob” Maloubier established the French version of the Navy Seals–“Nageur de Combat” — in the late 1940s, he ran through a mental checklist of must-have items: Diving fins? Check. Goggles? Check. Diving suits? Check. Dive watches? Wait a second, Maloubier, thought. Why didn’t this elite team of divers have watches to help…

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Weekend Sojourn: Van Cleef & Arpels Treasures at NYC Museum

Zip design can be worn as a necklace or zipped up tighter and worn as a bracelet. New York City’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will host a Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition of more than 300 works of jewelry, timepieces and accessories from the famed Atelier that was founded in 1896.  The exhibition, “Set in…

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