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  1. When executives at the Geneva-based private equity firm Alliance Management hired Yvan Arpa in 2006 to run a watch company that they were relaunching, they understood from the outset that the...
  2. The Panerai Egyptian ( www.panerai.com ), a $29,000 reproduction of the massive watches Panerai made for the Egyptian navy in the 1950s, will not be as rare as the original (Panerai produced just a...
  3. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Patek Philippe salon within the Fifth Avenue Tiffany and Co. flagship store, the two companies partnered to create a limited-edition ladies’ timepiece,...
  4. Looking to escape the everyday doldrums? Piaget’s Limelight Paradise collection has captured the feeling of an exotic voyage at sea, making it as easy to get away as a glance at your wrist. The Polo...
  5. The earliest known examples of cloisonné are six gold rings dating to the 13th century B.C. that were discovered in a Mycenaean tomb in Cyprus in 1952. The technique, which further evolved in the...
  6. With the bang of a gavel at a 2002 Antiquorum sale in Geneva, a Patek Philippe platinum World Time watch sold for $4,026,524—the highest price paid for a vintage (pre-1990) wristwatch at auction. The...
  7. In late 2002, the Swiss watch industry buzzed with rumors that ETA, a division of the Swatch Group and the supplier of movements to a host of companies, would soon restrict deliveries. Swatch...
  8. Richard Mille seldom makes compromises with his designs, so it is not surprising that the basic form of his new RM025 ( www.richardmilleusa.com )—the most technically complex diving watch ever from...
  9. Davide Blei, an Italian business executive who has collected more than 100 rare and important Rolex timepieces from the 1940-1980s, is putting his collection on the auction block March 22 at the...
  10. Standing on the terrace of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Nicholas G. Hayek— president and CEO of Breguet—muses on the interplay of business and culture. Breguet has...

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