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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Toubillon

It may cost a pretty penny at $196,000 on a gold bracelet, but then it has all the attributes to warrant it. What does? The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon Watch. If you love gemstones, or even rainbows, you will really enjoy the beauty of this piece — inside and out. Recently, I…

Video: Power Reserve

In mechanical watchmaking, power reserve of a watch is all about how much autonomy the watch has before it must be wound. In this extraordinary video, courtesy of www.AWJOnlineTV.com,  watchmaker Michele Parmigiani of Parmigiani Fleurier, explains how the power reserve works, and how the cylinder is placed inside the watch movement to perfect the traditional…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Flea Market Find, No Rags To Riches

Few weeks ago we told you about a wonderful key-wound watch that a friend of ours found at a flea market with all the markings of a genuine brand. We were busy investigating the timepiece and so could only disclose some of the outside photos. Here, you see more of the photos. Looks pretty good,…

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Time Capsules: News – Christies New York Auction to Bring Big Names

Patek Henry Graves 1913 watchA custom-engraved Patek Philippe pocket-watch from the collection of American business titan Henry Graves Jr., or a superb collection of watches from award-winning “Without A Trace” actor Anthony LaPaglia are among the exciting watches coming up at the Christies December 14 sale of Important Watches in New York. The upcoming auction…

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A Moment in Time: Patek Philippe USA’s President, Larry Pettinelli

Can today’s younger generation figure out how to rock their grandfather’s Patek? Patek Philippe holds a record for achieving 15 of the 16 highest prices ever paid for a timepiece at auction, but will tech-infatuated younger consumers who tell time with their smart phones be impressed?  It’s a question Larry Pettinelli, president of Patek Philippe…

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Time Capsules: News – Armin Strom is Rockin’ Strong with Ronnie Wood and Virgin Racing

Armin Strom, Official Timing Partner of the Virgin Racing Formula One Team now adds an all-new dimension to the mix by bringing in world-famous artist and recording star Ronnie Wood to collaborate on an extremely special art project. In this multi-canvas adventure, Wood will paint – get this – an Armin Strom watch, a Virgin…

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Weekend Sojourn: Holiday Shopping, What’s Your Ultimate Gift?

Many know the holidays have arrived once the Neiman Marcus catalog has arrived. This year, the 2010 Christmas Book from luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas is the 84th edition of the legendary catalog, which continues Neiman Marcus’s unmatched reputation of offering customers a selection of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Among this year’s fantasy gift experiences: a Tequila Avion…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Flea Market Watch, part II – What do you think?

This article is the part 2, so to speak, to this past Monday’s conversation about my friend who found an old pocket watch at a flea market and purchased that watch for $25. Please see that post (hyperlink).  Here, now, we show you a couple of pictures of that pocket watch. Who’s do you think…

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Time Capsules: Product – Hublot’s UNICO Chrono on Bracelet

When Hublot bought the machinery and certain technical rights of BNB movement manufacturer over a year ago, along with bringing in some of its top watchmakers, the watch world waited with baited breath. What would be the next step? Obviously new movements from the now well-incorporated Hublot Manufacture. We saw the unveiling of a very…

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Time Capsules: Product – A Sneak Peek at the first 2011 Reverso Tribute to 80 Years

You  read here earlier today about the year 2011being the  80th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, and I said how it would be the year of exciting new developments in watches to celebrate the birth of the Reverso and the coming together of Jaeger and LeCoultre. Well the fanfare has started, with the unveiling at…

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