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  • 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

    Temple St. Clair Pendant

    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

    Panerai Due

    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

    Rose Gold Engagement Ring

    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 […]

  • July 20, 2016

    Why We Love the Drive de Cartier and You Will Too

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    Cartier has always been a watchmaker that sets itself apart with exceptional case designs. Consider the ubiquitous Tank or the Santos, or the Cle de Cartier with its remarkable crown, or the Ballon Bleu on Kate Middleton’s wrist at Wimbledon a few weeks ago: Cartier makes watches that distinguish themselves from afar. One of their […]

  • July 18, 2016

    The Hidden Meaning of Gemstones

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    While each gemstone has it’s own unique beauty, many have also been known throughout history to have special meanings.  What is the meaning behind your favorite gemstone?  Scroll below to find out!

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    The deep green gem has long been considered the stone for love, protection and healing. The discovery of emeralds can be traced back thousands […]