Love Affair Revealed: One Man’s Journey into Watch Collecting

By Alexander Lam There are many ways to view an object.  At the end of the day an object is inanimate, it does not breathe, it does not feel, it is not alive.  However, the objects we touch from day to day, that our five senses observe, we attribute qualities to these objects that a…

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Three Top Jump Hour Watches

We get so used to looking at time on our watch in the typical way — with hour hands, minute hands and seconds – that sometimes we forget there are other options out there.  One of our favorite “different” timepieces is the jump hour watch. We love this because of the super elegant and intriguingly…

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Watch Executives Speak Out about Prices, Groups, Technology and More

In a passionate statement that rounded out an hour-long panel discussion among top-level watch industry executives in New York City recently, Maximilian Busser, founder of MB&F Horological Lab, summed up the idea of what makes a watch extraordinary: “It is proof of human genius. The first tower clocks were transformed from stone and metal in…

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Behind the Scenes in the Villeret Custom Watch Division of Montblanc

In the sleepy little Swiss village of Villeret lives a quiet giant. Not big in numbers, but big in abilities. The giant is Montblanc’s Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie. Within the walls of this all-important historic building, the Montblanc Villeret collection of exclusive timepieces is all handmade as though in yesteryear. We wrote…

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Decorating and Finishing Components for Luxury Watch Movements at Audemars Piguet

Not all watch brands are alike. Some luxury brands employ artisans that spend countless hours toiling on finishing tiny pieces of the movement that most will never see.   In fact, it is not uncommon in the world of haute horlogerie for finishers to spend dozens upon dozens of hours cutting base plates and parts, and…

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One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Paris: Breguet Museum

Right in the heart of Paris is one of the best-kept secrets for watch lovers to explore: the Breguet Museum. Not intended to be a secret, the museum occupies the second floor of the brand’s flagship boutique in Place Vendome – and houses approximately 70 of the brand’s most illustrious historical pieces. It also lays…

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