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The Graham Geo. Graham Orrery Tourbillon: Analyzing A Mechanical Wonder (Plus Video)

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Sometimes the most amazing discoveries are inspired by popular culture accidentally.

There have been numerous things brought to my attention thanks to their dramatized inclusion in a television show or blockbuster film including secret societies (like the Freemasons), ancient martial arts fighting techniques, underground street racing, and even the incredible women behind NASA and the space program in its early days. read more

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The Tournaire Family Jewels In Paris: It All Started With A Fork In The Basement

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While visiting home in the United States a few years ago, my family and I went swimming at the local pool on a scorching summer’s day. When we arrived back to my parent’s house a couple of hours later, we found things out of place, disorderly, rummaged through.

We had been robbed.

Not robbed of everything, but my mother soon found out that every piece of jewelry she ever owned had been stolen, everything but the two rings she wore on her fingers that day. read more

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Hands-On with the Entry-Level Sports Watch from H. Moser & Cie.

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First introduced in 18k red gold, the Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic is now more sensible in stainless steel. It’s an unusual product, being a sports watch from an independent watchmaker – Moser makes just 1500 watches a year – and powered by an in-house movement. Priced at just under US$12,000, the Pioneer Centre Seconds the most affordable watch in H. Moser & Cie.‘s line-up, condensed and streamlined but nonetheless conveys all the key qualities of the brand – and boasts a full-spec, in-house automatic movement. read more