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  1. Like Magellan, who had trouble enlisting a patron for his 16th-century quest to find a new route to Asia, Everhard Vissers could not find a Swiss partner to produce his groundbreaking watch concept...
  2. The Sonnerie Souveraine is one of François-Paul Journe’s most remarkable accomplishments in watchmaking. Containing nearly 500 parts, it was three years in the making and completed in time to...
  3. President Nixon made his historic trip to China, Carole King’s Tapestry swept the Grammys, M*A*S*H and The Godfather were big draws at the box office, and Prozac was developed—the year was 1972. At...
  4. This month, we travel back in time for a look at . . . time, and how Robb Report readers were keeping track of it in November 1993, when we ran a cover story on “The Ultimate Watches.” For the record...
  5. You may not attract many stares wearing Blancpain’s subtle 1735 grand complication—except among fellow aficionados who realize, with more than a little bit of envy, that you have acquired one of the...
  6. Audemars Piguet (888.214.6858, www.audemarspiguet.com ) has high hopes that its new Promesse women’s watch collection will help raise more than $1.5 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation...
  7. As long as man has been compelled to strap a watch to his wrist to track the passing hours, minutes, and seconds of the day, that timepiece has also been used to express some aspect of his personal...
  8. When Matt Chambers, owner and president of Confederate Motorcycles in Abita Springs, La., unveiled the new Hellcat G2 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota last August, he surprised himself...
  9. Charles Lewis Tiffany had an eye for watches. In 1851, he became the first retailer to bring Patek Philippe timepieces to America; then he developed an early stopwatch dubbed the Tiffany Timer in...
  10. Pierre Kunz defies the notion that high-end mechanical watchmaking is strictly a handicraft refined over generations by established brands. Just one year ago, Kunz was a top watchmaker working for...

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