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Vintage Pilot Watches

The story goes that in 1904 the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont complained to his friend Louis Cartier about the inconvenience of...more

Posted: June 1, 2012    By Laurie Kahle


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The Mighty Oak of Watches

In 1972, moviegoers lined up to see The Godfather, Don McLean’s American Pie topped the song charts, and the late Gerald Genta designed the Royal...more

Posted: May 10, 2012    By Laurie Kahle


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Modern Skeletons

Skeleton watches—timepieces that reveal the intricate tangle of cocks, bridges and wheels of a mechanical movement—have been around for...more

Posted: April 1, 2012    By Laurie Kahle


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Racing Watches

Watchmakers have been using design elements to tie into the high-octane world of motor racing since the dawn of the automobile—which came...more

Posted: February 1, 2012    By Elizabeth Doerr


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Clock-Watching in Style

Your smartphone already shows the time, of course, but upgrading to a clock app can give you more information as well as a distinctive dollop of...more

Posted: December 1, 2011    By Steve Morgenstern


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The British are Coming

It’s seldom remembered in this age of Swiss dominance, but quality watchmaking was once the purview of the English. The art of fine horology was...more

Posted: October 1, 2011    By Elizabeth Doerr


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Dive Time

The dive watch now seems so timeless that it’s hard to recall that the style once explored uncharted waters. Today, these watches that love to get...more

Posted: August 1, 2011    By Elizabeth Doerr


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Serious Fashion Watches

Fashion is no longer a dirty word in watchmaking; at least three serious makers are proof positive that transferring iconic apparel labels to ticking...more

Posted: June 1, 2011    By Elizabeth Doerr


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Red, White and Ticking

It is not well known that the good ol' U.S. of A. was once an important center for production of mechanical pocket and wristwatches. But two...more

Posted: April 1, 2011    By Elizabeth Doerr


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Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Time

This traditional watch company hailing from the heart of the Swiss Jura has the exceptional and enviable position of being known for two different...more

Posted: December 1, 2010    By Elizabeth Doerr


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Jaquet Droz Grande Heure

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Posted: October 1, 2010    By Horst Kroner


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Corum Ti-Bridge

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Posted: August 1, 2010    By James Suckling


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