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  1. A conventional minute repeater/ perpetual calendar model—while an impressive technical achievement—can become a problematic collector’s item. If the hand-wound movement runs down, resetting the date...
  2. When creating the sound for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Minute Repeater Antoine LeCoultre, the company relied on empirical research instead of the subjective ear of a master watchmaker. Jaeger-...
  3. De Bethune founders Denis Flageollet and David Zanetta have classical tastes. Although they virtually revolutionized the aesthetics of the mechanical movement with the artfully curved plates of their...
  4. The Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon indicates that company president and owner Rolf Schnyder, one of Christophe Claret’s earliest patrons, still elicits some of the complication specialist’s best...
  5. Although decidedly contemporary, the Breguet Tradition really is a throwback to the 18th century. The piece’s groundbreaking aesthetics rely on company founder Abraham-Louis Breguet’s mechanical...
  6. While fantasizing about the future over lunch one afternoon, Domenico Vacca envisioned himself standing on the stage of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood accepting an Oscar for best wardrobe design...
  7. For years, two four-story-high billboards depicting LV-monogrammed suitcases dominated the streetscape of Paris’ Champs-Elysées, camouflaging the circa 1931 landmark building that houses Louis...
  8. Since first introducing finished clothing under its own label in 1991 and establishing its first store two years later, the 83-year-old Italian textile dynasty Loro Piana has opened more than 80...
  9. “My image is not just preppy, casual, elegant, or English,” Ralph Lauren explained recently, when asked about his Purple Label collection’s assorted elements—from a wool peacoat and hefty cashmere...
  10. Jose Seijas is the master blender for Altadis, the world’s largest producer of cigars. For the Jose Seijas Signature Series 2000, he selected what he considers the best of the company’s countless...

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