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  • September 20, 2016

    How High-Tech Materials Play a Role in Watchmaking

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    While watchmakingtechnology has been steadily improving for more than five centuries, there always seems to be room for improvement. Today’s finest watchmakers continually push the boundaries when it comes to innovation – offering new and exciting technology, functions and even materials.
    Gold, platinum and steel will forever be forged into watch cases, but today, many brands also […]

  • September 13, 2016

    Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates Venice and the Venice Film Festival

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    Mostra, the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival, comes to a close after 10 days of galas, celebrities and Venice fanfare. A long-time supporter of the festival and of Venice restoration, Jaeger-LeCoultre not only hosted a gala event to celebrate the brand’s 85th anniversary of its iconic Reverso, but also to celebrate the festival and the city.
    For several […]

  • September 7, 2016

    For Women who Love Watches: Patek Philippe 4968R

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    In addition to making some of the most iconic men’s dress watches in the last century, Patek Philippe creates equally impressive timepieces for its women’s collection. Some, like the 4968R, combine elegance with design and complication in a way unmatched by rival watchmakers. The 4968R is a watch that refuses to be overlooked, both horologically […]

  • September 1, 2016

    The Secrets of Sapphires

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    Welcome to September! A new month brings a new brilliant gemstone to feature as a birthstone and this month is the stunning sapphire.  Many throughout history would say you have been blessed to have the Sapphire as your birthstone. For centuries this stunning stone has adorned the robes of clergy and royalty symbolizing nobility, truth […]

  • August 31, 2016

    Choosing the Perfect Watch Strap Material to Match Your Lifestyle

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    We often get questions about which type of watch strap is the best. The truth of the matter is that first and foremost, this is a personal choice. However, the longevity of your strap has a lot to do with outside influences that include activity, use, climate and temperature. Here, we give you a simple […]

  • August 29, 2016

    3 Pilot’s Watches for the Ground or Sky

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    The story of how the wristwatch came to be the standard of what we wear today is not a new one for many in the horology community, but it is an interesting story worth repeating, providing a good look at the stripped down roots of today’s timepieces. Continue below to explore this great history and […]

  • August 23, 2016

    A Look at the New (And Thinner) Panerai Due

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    By Guest Editor, R. Brandon Horner
    Almost twenty years ago, when I was studying in Florence, I would wander into a watch shop outside the city’s cathedral, the Duomo, and tell myself: one day I will own a Panerai. I had never seen a watch like it before: a strong, chunky case and a wide, legible […]

  • August 12, 2016

    Meters, Meters and Meters: What Are They All About?

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    As any true watch lover knows, the finest sport chronograph watches typically have a host of added functions that offer useful information. Most of them come in the form of meters – not to be confused with depth. Here, we bring you a look at some of those added instruments that could make your summer watch […]

  • August 3, 2016

    World Time Watches

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    In the 1930’s, as world travel went from impossibility to reality for those able to afford it, a Swiss watchmaker named Louis Cottier saw the need for a watch that could simultaneously display all twenty-four of the world’s main time zones. By 1940, Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin had taken Cottier’s mechanism and used it to […]

  • August 2, 2016

    Our Clients’ Top 10 Engagement Ring Picks

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    The votes are in!
    We asked our clients to tell us their top picks for Engagement rings…and we have the results here!  From the classics to something a little more modern, there’s something for everyone, so read on and enjoy!  Remember, if you see a design that you love but would like modifications like a larger […]