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  1. In the last few years, the contemporary dress watch has evolved far beyond the classic shapes of the mid-20th century, incorporating modern diameters and slim profiles. Because of its distinguished...
  2. Just in time for its 125th anniversary, Swiss chronograph specialist Eberhard & Co. has returned to the American market with a number of tempting pieces. Chief among these are special editions of...
  3. A new ivory-dialed version of Laurent Ferrier ’s Galet Classic ($160,000) tourbillon represents not just a new color scheme, but an additional opportunity to buy what has become a sought-after model...
  4. Boxing and the life of Muhammad Ali were prominent notes as IWC launched its impressive New York flagship boutique April 26. Accompanying IWC CEO Georges Kern at the launch event were former...
  5. Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nautical heritage by collaborating with Italian pen maker Visconti on a...
  6. Much of America’s industrialization during the early 19th century can be credited to Oliver Evans, a Delaware-tborn inventor of the high-pressure steam engine, though it was a proclamation that he...
  7. A shoal of herring may be an apt metaphor for Swiss watch companies, which can turn their designs on a dime in unison at a sign of an approaching threat. Thus, when the financial crisis of 2008...
  8. Even if his accomplishments were limited to bringing silicium parts technology to Patek Philippe, Jean-Pierre Musy, the company’s longtime technical director, would have a fascinating story to tell...
  9. "If you think about it," muses Montblanc’s Dimitri Cabiddu, "our entire factory is no larger than the prototype department at a major brand. In fact, that is exactly what gives us so much freedom."...
  10. Though dr. ludwig oechslin officially left Ulysse Nardin to direct the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2003, his oeuvre and association with the brand will continue to unfold...

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