A Moment in Time: Master Watchmaker Roger Dubuis

As a young boy living in a quiet village in Switzerland, Roger Dubuis was tasked with helping the local cobbler ring the church bells on Sunday morning. Little did anyone know that this important chore would change his life forever. Every week, he would walk to the church tower and climb hundreds upon hundreds of…

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Around the World: Buying and Selling Watches at Auction

This past week was a huge one for the big auction houses in New York City.  Several sold incredible watches – many owned by famous folk such as Elvis Presley and Henry Graves – for pretty interesting prices.  So many of our loyal readers have asked for some insight into what sells at auction and…

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A Moment in Time: Abbas – a Man of 1,000 watches

The one thing I have learned through my many interviews with watch collectors around the world is that there is no set number of watches one looks to collect. It’s all about finding the right watches. But for Abbas, Middle East watch collector, there seems to be no limit. Thus far, he has collection that…

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Around the World: Parmigiani Restores History

In the Parmigiani workshops in Fleurier, amazing restoration work takes place.  Sometimes that work is on Parmigiani watches or other brands, on very old clocks and specialty pieces. Today, when I visited the private workshops, I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the watchmakers restoring several important 1800’s pieces. One they had just…

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A Moment in Time: Baseball’s Randy Johnson

In Boca Raton, Fl, for the opening of the first Ulysse Nardin USA boutique, future hall of famer baseball player–and watch collector—Randy Johnson made an appearance and talked with us about his reflections on time, fast balls and timepieces. During his 22-year baseball career, this 6’10” left-handed Major League baseball pitcher was famed as having…

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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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