Monday, February 03, 2014

Ulysse Nardin Watch Welcomes Chinese Year of the Horse

Ulysse Nardin Watch Welcomes the Chinese Year of the Horse

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Summer Sailing Watches

Summer is a time for new sailing watches. See Summer watches at Robb Report

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Smartwatch "i'm Smart" (TM) permits Bluetooth Connection to Smartphone

The smartwatch "i'm Smart" (TM) at
i'm Smart
offers a Bluetooth connection to one's smartphone.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater with New Mechanical Complications Featured at the Robb Report

The new Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater is featured at the Robb Report at FrontRunners: Jaquet Droz.


For a description of the mechanical complications of this watch, which costs about a half a million dollars and includes movable birds, see the Robb Report.

Please keep in mind that our interest in these watches is not so much how much they cost, but rather the human ingenuity and creativity that they represent.

This is just a beautiful watch, whose complex machinery is a joy to behold.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gold Demand Leads to Stripping of Timepieces and Cultural Loss of Watches

See Felicia Craddock's report at the New York Times in Histories Lost as Timepieces Are Stripped for Gold.

Fine & Luxury Watch Exhibition by TimeCrafters in New York City Park Avenue (Seventh Regiment) Armory September 13-15 2012

If you are in the New York City area and looking for something interesting to do this week, here is a tip for natives and tourists alike.

Watches constitute a special individual status symbol around the world, while timepieces in general reflect precision technology in human culture.

The TimeCrafters Exhibition of the World's Finest Watches
takes place at the New York City Park Avenue Armory
(also known as the Seventh Regiment Armory -- see Google Street View)
from Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15, 2012,
643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
(between 66th and 67th Streets on Park Avenue, near Hunter College on 68th Street and Lexington, the closest subway station).

For more information, go to timecrafters.

This is not an ad on our part, just interest in watches.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Antique Breguet Watches Sold at Record Prices at Christie's

This was an initial interesting piece on Timepieces with History at WSJ.com so I was interested to see what price the watches would actually bring at auction.

As reported at WorldTempus.com in BREGUET- Two Antique Watches Bought For A Record Price Of Nearly 7 Million CHF, the watches were sold on auction at record prices far above what had been expected.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Albert Einstein's Watch was a 1929 Longines


Ken Kessler has the story at The Wall Street Journal section on Watches and Jewelry in The Wisdom of Going Back in Time, writing inter alia:
""On October 16th, 2008, Albert Einstein's wristwatch—a discreet gold rectangular Longines dating from 1929—realized an astounding $596,000 at Antiquorum's New York auction. The connection with Einstein elevated a single, simple Longines wristwatch into Patek Philippe territory."

Saturday, January 07, 2012

YES Zulu 4 Solunar Wrist Watch and the History of Timekeeping

YES Zulu 4 Solunar Wrist Watch

I love this watch and this is a great article about it, providing a short resume of the history of timekeeping.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ONLY WATCH Charity Auction Hotel Hermitage Monaco September 23, 2011 See Monaco Hosts One-of-a-Kind Watch Auction | Robb Report who write: "The

Fourth Annual ONLY WATCH Charity Auction: Monaco Hosts One-of-a-Kind Watch Auction | Robb Report

ONLY WATCH Charity Auction
Hotel Hermitage
Monaco
September 23, 2011

See Monaco Hosts One-of-a-Kind Watch Auction | Robb Report who write:
"The complete Only Watch 2011 collection will be sold by horological auction house Antiquorum Auctioneers, and the watches run the gamut from $8,000 to $600,000. All proceeds will be donated to research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy."

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Fitness Watch

Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Fitness Watch
"Designed for athletes of all levels, this running partner and personal trainer continuously monitors your heart rate, speed, distance, pace and calories burned. It tracks your every move with a super-sensitive GPS that even works on tree-covered trails and near tall buildings. Receive a detailed post-workout analysis on the PC with included Training Center software."



Image linked from gpscentral.ca

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