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Louis Moinet Memoris Scarab Wings Watch

On its recently revamped website, in the “tomorrow” section,  Swiss independent watch brand Louis Moinet writes: “A meteorite unique in the world has just landed in the Ateliers Louis Moinet, more than 150 years after its discovery. This extraterrestrial material will be the heroine of a one-of-a-kind creation telling a truly extraordinary story.” The thing is, if…

Time Capsules: Product — Breitling Releases Transocean

Entirely developed and produced in-house, the newest Breitling Transocean Chronograph Limited special series pays homage to the first days of commercial flight. The original Transocean was first unveiled in 1958. The newest watch is a high-performance COSC-certified chronometer. With the Caliber 01 in it, the watch beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Just 2000 are being built…

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Weekend Sojourn: To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo

Tattoos have been a part of art and life since ancient times. It is believed that the art of tattooing originated in Egypt, developed by the Nubians. However, tattoo art was also important in Asian cultures at the same time. As early as 2000 BC, tattoos and their bearers were not considered social deviates, but…

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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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