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Historic Breguet Timepieces Owned by Russian Nobility in the 1800s

August 25, 2014 | Breguet

Breguet Timepieces owned by Russian Nobility in the 1800s

We recently visited Breguet’s flagship boutique in New York City at 711 Fifth Avenue to check out three important pieces that were on loan from the Collection Montres Breguet S.A.

First, is the Breguet #4821 owned by Prince A. Demidov in 1842. It is referred to as a “small simple medallion watch” with a case of pietre dure inlay on gold mount, dial of pietre dure inlay with off-center chapter ring, and ruby cylinder escapement. 37mm diameter.


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Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic

August 23, 2014 | Frédérique Constant

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic

Frederique Constant, which has been the title sponsor for the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance since 2010, unveiled two limited edition pieces at the 42nd annual wooden boat show on August 8th in Lake Tahoe, CA. The event featured nearly 100 vintage and classic boat entries including runabouts, racers, utility boats and custom build wooden yachts. Chris Crafts, Gar Woods and Rivas are three names seen most, with the latter being the most legendary.


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Quick Look: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A-001

August 22, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Patek Philippe

Quick Look: Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960/1A-001

Early this year at Baselworld, Patek Philippe introduced the ref. 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph in stainless steel, which as of this year, replaces the production of all ref. 5960s in gold and platinum.


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Introducing the Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

August 20, 2014 | Longines

Introducing the Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

Today, Longines announced yet another Heritage timepiece, this one inspired by one of its pilot watches dating from the 1950s. They have introduced a number of pieces to the Heritage collection this year, which we talked about here, here and here.


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Cleaning London's "Big Ben"

August 19, 2014

Cleaning London's "Big Ben"

Big Ben is the nickname for the clock and clock tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. Technically, “Big Ben” refers to the 13.5 ton bell that chimes every hour, and the tower is officially called “Elizabeth Tower,” but most people know London’s greatest icon, simply as “Big Ben.” Completed in 1858, the tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower.


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Meet Breva CEO Vincent Dupontreué

August 18, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | Breva, Interviews

Meet Breva CEO Vincent Dupontreué

On a recent Friday in New York City, I sat down for lunch with Breva founder and designer, Vincent Dupontreué. We ate at the Wayfarer restaurant, located in the Quin Hotel at Central Park South, and discussed his background, as well as the new Breva Genie G02 Air. Afterwards, we did a shoot on the streets of NYC. Vincent then had to catch a plane from JFK back to Geneva to rest for a day, before flying out to another city the following week. The best watch brand CEOs are always on the move, constantly promoting and selling their products around the world.


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