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Vacheron Constantin Zodiac Chinese Year of the Rat 2020 Metiers d'Art watch.

For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…

Weekend Sojourn: Discover the Wonder of Wander

Elegant walking canes intricately designed and bedecked with diamonds and gemstones.There are jewelers, and there are jewelry designers. Robert Wander for Winc Creations is a jewelry designer extraordinaire with a free spirit and amazing heart who absolutely knows how to think outside the box. Living in Hawaii, Wander is inspired by nature. He sees things…

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A Moment in Time: Rolf Schnyder, President and Owner, Ulysse Nardin

Easily one of the most down-to-earth, genuine men in the watch industry, Rolf Schnyder is a visionary. A man of a different breed, he sees things from a creative perspective, takes the bull by the horns, and stops at nothing when it comes to fulfilling the seemingly impossible in timepieces. Schnyder purchased Ulysse Nardin in…

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Time Capsules: Product – Blancpain Brings Globe Trotters Delight

In this sneak preview of BaselWorld 2011—we bring you an inside look at Blancpain’s first ever dual time-zone watch with half-hour intervals for those who travel to certain parts of the world (such as India) where time differences are in half-hour increments. Part of the classically elegant Villeret series, the Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire enables the…

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Time Capsules: Product – Concord’s On the Radar

The new Concord C1 Big Date Radar watch is a big deal. Retaining the distinctive personality of the Concord C1 watches, this timepiece is bold and identifiable but offers more personality than ever thanks to its assertive design. The black PVD treated steel cased watch features a calibrated display of time with raised hour markers…

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Time Capsules: News — Watch Design Contest Yields New TAG Heuer Monacos

TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design revealed the winners of a 10-week competition called the “Art of Watchmaking,” that charged eight teams of Parsons product design students with reinterpreting TAG Heuer’s classic Monaco chronograph. Three winning teams were selected by a panel of judges, and TAG Heuer has the potential to produce…

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Trend Report: Diamond Delights for the Holidays

BulgariWith the holidays here, parties and social events abound. Today’s finest watchmakers make getting dressed up for black tie soirees is a snap, too! Diamond-adorned watches come in all shapes and sizes this holiday season and sparkle to the tens!  The breathtaking beauty of these jeweled time tellers will have all eyes on the wearer.…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Piaget Stars in Rabbit Hole

I know my readers enjoy the inside scoop on who’s wearing what on the big screen, so FYI – in the new, very-talked-about movie Rabbit Hole, actor Aaron Eckhart (as Howie) is seen wearing the ultra-slim Altiplano from Piaget. The watch is a 40mm beauty crafted in 18-karat white gold with a black alligator strap.…

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Trend Report: Skeleton Watches

Armin Strom Blue ChipIn the world of luxury watchmaking –skeleton timepieces are among the most alluring to behold. A skeleton watch is one whose mechanical movement has been carved away to such an extreme degree that often as much as 60 or 70 percent of the metal is gone – leaving an open-worked masterpiece that…

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