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Meet the Diamond Magister Dong Son Tourbillon from Peter Speake-Marin

The dong son drum serves as the source of inspiration for Peter Speake-Marin’s latest release: the Diamond Magister  Dong Son Tourbillon. The drum’s origins trace to the Red River Delta of Vietnam dating back to approximately 600 BC. The drums were typically used in harvest festivals and rituals such as weddings and funerals, as well…

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SIHH 2016: Meet the New Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments Collection

Métiers d’Arts have just escalated in elegance and sophistication thanks to Vacheron Constantin and the all-new  Fabuleaux Ornements collection of timepieces unveiled at this year’s SIHH. The series celebrates the decorative arts of different cultures ranging from Chinese embroidery, to Ottoman architecture, Indian manuscripts and French Lacework. The collection, first launched two years ago, features…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Year of the Monkey Classico Watch with Comic Likeness

Ulysse Nardin takes the playful spirit of the monkey to new heights in its rendition of the Year of  the Monkey Classico watch. In this design, the artisans at Ulysse Nardin depict the monkey in what it refers to as “comic strip” style, alert, lively and impish as it emerges from palm fronds. The monkey…

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Introducing the Vacheron Constantin “Year of the Monkey” Watch from the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Collection (Prices)

Continuing our coverage of the Year of the Monkey watches, we take a look at the Vacheron Constantin “Metiers d’Art, Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” collection  — this year with the new “Year of the Monkey”  watch.  The brand offers two versions, one with a blue dial and one with a Chinese red dial — each bearing the…

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Meet Harry Winston’s “Year of the Monkey” Premier Watch –Yes, Men, This One is for the Women (Prices)

While we have officially started our New Year, the Chinese New Year does not begin until next month: February 8, to be precise. So, to honor everyone’s new year, every day this week, we will bring you a look at new timepieces that are created to honor the Chinese New Year — where one zoo in…

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