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SIHH, Watches & Wonders Geneva

Billing its announcement of a new show name and new format as the largest move the former SIHH (Salon International de la Hate Horlogerie)  has made in its history, show organizers FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie) may be spot on.  Now calling the exhibit Watches & Wonders Geneva, and giving it a two-prong approach…

Time Capsules: Commentary — Swiss Heart, Cuban Soul, Cuervo y Sobrinos Offers Luxury Styling for Women, too

For just about five years now I have been wearing a Cuervo y Sobrinos Esplendidos Clasico with a cream colored dial, tobacco strap and superbly ergonomically curved 18-karat case. Granted, this is not the only watch I wear. But it is one of my favorites.   It retails for about $8400 and offers a lot of…

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Time Capsules: News – Lange & Sohne Reconstructs 1902 Grand Complication Pocket Watch

Lange & Sohne’s Master Watchmaker Jan Sliva spent the past five years of his life on an emotional journey. Sometimes his rollercoaster had him thinking he had bitten off more than he could chew. Other times he was overwhelmed with emotion and fulfillment. Sliva was the first watchmaker at A. Lange & Sohne to lay…

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Video: Marking Time Day by Day – the Making of Perpetual Calendars

Watchmakers work their way up to creating complicated timepieces. They begin on a basic watch and take years to get to the pieces that have multi-functions in them. Herein, one watchmaker discusses his work in creating the Perpetual Calendar timepiece. The perpetual calendar is a precise watch that indicates the date of the month –…

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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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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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