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Tourbillon Complication Exclusivity a Thing of the Past?

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There are few complications that prove a watch’s horological prowess like the tourbillon.  Invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet at the turn of the century to achieve the utmost accuracy in timepieces, the tourbillon almost went extinct with the advent of the quartz watch.  Tourbillons were invented to balance out the effects of gravity and jiggling of […]

Schofield Watch Company: The Vision of Giles Ellis

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The Schofield Watch Company was founded through the vision and dedication of founder, Giles Ellis. The company was just recently introduced into the highly competitive world of high-end watches at the 2011 Saatchi Gallery SalonQP (an exhibition of watch companies and their wares), receiving critical acclaim which led to an extended waiting list for their […]

A Brief History of Cartier and its Contribution to Luxury Watch Making

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Since Cartier’s founding in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, the jewelry and watch-making company has spent well over a century garnering its highly reputable and well-admired status in the luxury goods industry. With beginnings as a firm focused on jewelry, it was not until the early years of the 20th century that Cartier expanded […]

Breitling: A Brief History of Timepieces

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The Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling SA has a long and storied history of innovation. Founded in 1884 in the French-speaking area of Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura, in Switzerland by Leon Breitling. The 24 year-old Leon Breitling founded his company after deciding to devote himself to the exclusive and demanding watch fields of chronographs and timers with […]

Gucci Watches Go Vintage

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You certainly don’t have to search through archives of photos to locate a pic of a Gucci watch.  Open up any fashion magazine on the stand, and you can find any number of celebrities sporting gorgeous Gucci watches.  For some designers, this is advertisement, enough, yet not for Gucci. The famous fashion house made a […]

TAG Heuer’s Carrera Calibre 360, Mechanical Genius

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Starting with the release of the first Carrera Calibre 360 by TAG Heuer, there has been a buzz.  This concept watch first appeared at the Baselworld exhibition of 2005, and got plenty of attention.  TAG Heuer created the Carrera Calibre 360 with mechanical ingenuity dating back to the early 1900’s, when Heuer’s grandfather invented the […]

TAG Heuer and Tesla Motors, Join Forces

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Tesla and TAG join forces to create a unique, one of a kind collector’s edition electric car.  TAG Heuer’s avante-garde reputation is upheld, as they join with electric car designers, Tesla.  As a celebration of their 150 years in the watchmaking business, TAG Heuer partnered with Tesla Motors to create this revolutionary vehicle.  The TAG […]

Tag Heuer 360′ Museum Opening

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  Tag Heuer’s 150 old reputation has been built from a foundation of precision and quality.  This unique watchmaker attributes their brand strength to their focused efforts to produce the world’s most accurate timepieces.  Establishing a framework for success, the Tag Heuer team has been able to develop precision instruments, which really perform.  Like the […]