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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…

Time Capsules: Commentary — Book Reviews

Looking for a few good reads?  New on the market are a couple of books that just might be pleasers to certain collectors. For those Patek Philippe lovers, collectors and followers, John Reardon’s second book, Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced…

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Off the Cuff: Color Me Mine, Technomarine’s Cruise Steel Camouflage

For the past few weeks I have been wearing the Technomarine Cruise Steel Camouflage watch. Since I don’t hunt or fish, and since I very much love color, I elected to wear the royal purple version of the timepiece. However, it does come in army green, desert sand or ocean blue. Naturally the green and…

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Around the World – Boutique Blitz on Madison Ave

Timepiece lovers who favor the intimacy of watch boutiques have no shortage of options in New York; but lately, these upscale designs seem to be undergoing a revival. Need proof? Stroll no further than Madison Avenue starting at 60th Street, and head north to the mid 70’s. The gang’s all here in fashion and jewelry…

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Around the World: Your First Clock Concert

It’s almost lunchtime at the more than 200-year-old home of the American Watch and Clock Museum in Bristol, CT, and those in the know hightail it to the Barnes wing. Inside, stately grandfather clocks stand beside gracefully carved tall-case clocks, while some 200 other clocks peer from shelves and cases around the room. “Some people…

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Time Capsules: News – Win a Watch – a Chronoswiss watch

I may own a few watches – but I can always go for another one – especially a fine Swiss one. Couldn’t you? Independent, family-owned watch manufacturer Chronoswiss has announced its 2010 edition of the Chronoswiss Holiday Sweepstakes in the United States. Running now through December 31, 2010, watch lovers can vie to win the…

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Weekend Sojourn: Fire and Iceland

It wasn’t too long ago that the raging volcano in Iceland stopped world air traffic and held many captive in airports all over Europe. That active volcano is the source of heat for the tiny island of Iceland – and its amazing geysers and famed Blue Lagoon. When I was in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland…

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A Moment in Time: Montblanc’s Jean-Marc Pontroue, Vice President of Strategic Product Development

There was a time that the only thing most people would think of if they closed theur eyes and heard the word “Montblanc” was a writing instrument. Well, some maybe thought of the mountain. But for years the name was synonymous with high-quality writing instruments. Then along came leather goods and a new image came…

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Time Capsules: News — Grand Prix de Horlogerie Announces Winners

Animation at the Grand Prix de horlogerieI must admit a couple of things before I launch into the announcement of what  brands and timepieces won the 10th annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie awards – held tonight in Geneva and live-streamed at 12:30 EST, USA.  First, I Loved that http://www.worldtempus.com/ live-streamed the event. Thank you. Second,…

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Time Capsules: Product — Seiko’s Grand Style

Today’s the big day – the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève occurs at the Grand Theatre de Geneve. It is the annual award for some of the best watchmaking in the world. This year, one company included on the list of selections in the Men’s Watch category may come at first as a surprise:…

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