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Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime with two dials becomes the world's most expensive watch, selling at the Only Watch 2019 auction for $31 million.

This is how I lost my dream watch to charity: This past weekend’s Only Watch charity auction witnessed intense bidding for what was bound to be the top lot: Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime. The watch, which has everything anyone could ever want in a timepiece — and then some — went under wicked back-and-forth bidding…

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 Created With Boucheron

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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Around the World: Audemars Piguet’s Hydroptere Sponsorship

I had the extreme pleasure recently of joining Audemars Piguet in St. Tropez – to go sailing with the brand on its newest venture – L’Hydropte’re. Those of us who know Audemars Piguet know this cutting-edge luxury brand has always been on the fast track. This is especially true with its involvement with new materials,…

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Video: The Minute Repeater

Repeating Time – such a Luxury Every once in a while, this industry amazes us. We all know there are stunning, complex timepieces out there being made every day. Yet not all of us are privileged enough to truly witness the behind-the-scenes marvels. Thanks to www.AWJOnlineTV.com, and www.hautehorlogerie.org, we witness here the concept of the…

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Time Capsules: News — Frederique Constant Unveils Cohiba Watch Collection

Tying in to cigars and turning up the heat, Frederique Constant recently announced its partnership with Cohiba  at one of New York City’s most exclusive clubs: Club Macanudo – and unveiled its automatic Frederique Constant for Cohiba Limited Edition watches.   Cigars were smoldering all night long – making those who don’t like the smoke leave the…

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