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Living Time: 5 Watches Created With Natural Materials

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We live in an era of cool, digital timekeeping. Our workdays are defined by electronic objects made from metal and plastic. Asphalt, glass, steel, and concrete surround us in our cities. No wonder we yearn for something different — for warm colors, materials from living sources, wood grain, textured leather and textiles; for the look of […]

Faces of Time: 8 Watches with Unusual Time Displays

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Many watches show “only” the time. But there’s plenty of latitude for creativity, as we can see on display in this selection of eight unconventionally designed timepieces from eight innovative watch brands. 1. Andersen Genève Montre à Tact Andersen Genève Montre à Tact “Tactful” watches enable their wearers to discreetly check the time, e.g., while […]

7 Modern Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

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The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years has showed no signs of abating. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue to emerge from some of the most venerable watch brands. Here are seven notable examples of “vintage-inspired” watches launched in recent years. 1. Omega Globemaster Omega Globemaster The Omega […]

Time in the Clear: 6 Watches with Sapphire Cases

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Sapphire crystals are a common element in luxury watches, but entire cases made of sapphire have been and remain a rarity in the watch world due to the extreme difficulty in making them (and thus, not coincidentally, their prohibitively expensive price tags). However, recent years have seen several brands join the sapphire-case party, each in their […]

Progress Through Technology: 10 Tourbillon Watches with High-Tech Designs

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Audi’s “progress through technology” motto also applies to the importance of the tourbillon for watch design, because this eye-catching complication greatly enhances a timepiece’s visual appeal. A new trend contributes its fair share, too: many recent models are styled with such a strong emphasis on high tech that their tourbillons fit harmoniously into their overall […]

Borrowed Time: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase & Retrograde Date in Rose Gold

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“Patrimony” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor,” or “valued things passed down from previous generations; heritage.” In the case of Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony collection of fine timepieces, both interpretations apply. Patrimony watches most definitely trace their design lineage to ancestors from the Geneva-based manufacture’s 260-plus-year history […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Rolex Air-King

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Keeping with the aviation theme from last week’s article on the Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Baumuster B, we come to this week’s featured timepiece: the Rolex Air-King. This series is one of the longest-running production models within Rolex’s modern lineup, with only the iconic Datejust and the original Oyster Perpetual rivaling it for longevity. The […]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2017: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph

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Jaeger-LeCoultre, one of Switzerland’s most prestigious haute horlogerie brands, will participate for the second year in a row at WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, held from October 13-14 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. (Click here for details and tickets.) Among the new models JLC will showcase at the event is the Master Chronograph, a premier complication from […]

Girard-Perregaux CEO Antonio Calce on Rebuilding a Heritage Brand

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Girard-Perregaux commemorated its 225th anniversary of watchmaking in 2016, issuing a number of special editions and introducing (or re-introducing) several new models and collections, this year as well as last, in a concerted effort to streamline the brand’s identity and build a stronger bridge to its heritage. The man spearheading that effort is Antonio Calce, […]