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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…

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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Weekend Sojourn: Stephen Webster Jewelry

  Jewels Verne, Astroballs … What will Webster do Next? Oh, the answer is True Crime and No Regrets – those are the names of his newest collections coming out soon but still under wraps … But a peek at this award-winning British jeweler’s hottest collections to date leave us on the edge of our…

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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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Time Capsules: Product — SEAH® Watches Offer Astrological Inspiration

I was wearing a SEAH® watch and bracelet the other day to an event I went to. Someone asked to see my bracelet. It is a triple-wrap leather bracelet with astrological icons on it. I’m a Pisces. I love wearing my bracelet. Seah watches are not well known yet. They made their official debut  on…

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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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Time Capsules: product — Audemars Piguet’s Creation of Forged Carbon Casing

Recently I got to visit the Audemars Piguet factory in Le Brassus, Switzerland. A  real treat to see this legendary brand once again. The last time I visited the company was at least a dozen or so years ago and at that point they weren’t making forged carbon cases. On this visit, I had the…

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Time Capsules: Product — MB&F’s OWL-Time Winner

Leave it to Max Busser to surprise the heck out of all of us once again! Here, with the amazing MB&F JWlryMachine  — just unveild to the world – Max and friends wows the hoots out of watch afficianados.   Conceived of in collaboration with the legendary Boucheron (who has also co-partnered in timepiece designs…

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