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Watchmaking all but died in the U.S. after WWII, but Geoffrey Roth is helping to bring it back…
The watchmaker’s collection of minute repeaters is the largest shown together in the United States…

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  1. The sport of polo has made several sartorial contributions to Western culture. When Sir Pratap Singh—a son of the Maharaja of Jodhpur and an avid polo player—attended Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee...
  2. For the racing yachtsman, time is of the essence—particularly the critical five minutes before the beginning of a race when boats jockey for position behind the starting line. With this summer’s...
  3. Jaeger-LeCoultre ’s Atmos clock stands by itself as a horological achievement, but lately the watch manufacturer has invested the iconic device with a great deal of creativity and artisanship. The...
  4. Montblanc’s new Vintage Pulsographe ($47,200) is a pang of nostalgia for the 1930s, an era when chronographs were practical instruments. During that period, Minerva, whose Villaret-based manufacture...
  5. Boutique watchmaker De Bethune recently introduced the De Bethune DB 28 ( www.debethune.ch ), a watch that mixes the futuristic with the vintage. The $82,500 watch’s dial side displays the brand’s...
  6. The sudden discovery of an extensive cache of decades-old watch movements reminded horologist Claude Sanz of the painful divide that exists in the minds of watchmakers between the glory days before...
  7. The Swiss watch industry lost one of its most dynamic leaders on April 14 with the unexpected passing of Rolf W. Schnyder, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. Schnyder purchased the company, once one of...
  8. For performance-minded Richard Mille , the creation of an ideal golf watch was a matter of finding the right test pilot. And for sheer g-forces there was no better selection than PGA tour prodigy...
  9. Girard-Perregaux has decided that the best way to update its rectangular and iconic Vintage 1945 model was to give it some curves. The roundness, however, is only apparent once you strap the new XXL...
  10. Unadorned functionality has remained the guiding principle of modern German watch design ever since A. Lange & Söhne helped to revive the tradition in the mid-1990s; yet the industry’s newly...

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