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The Cat’s Meow: Panthère de Cartier

When it comes to designing wristwatches, Cartier has a long history, perhaps even the longest. It was in 1904, when watches resided in pockets, that Cartier created one for the wrist at the request of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. That original design can still be seen in the Santos watch Cartier sells today. Others, like […]

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Neptune’s Watch: The Rolex Sea-Dweller

The 1960s were the golden age of the so-called tool watch, those timepieces built with features for specific purposes. But it was the dive watch, which rose to prominence with the growing sport of scuba diving, that captured the public’s imagination more than the others. In 1967, an innovative dive watch was introduced that was […]

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The Parlé Trunk Show

A Very Special Event! 44 years ago, Frank Farnsworth began his love affair of mining precious opals near Yellowstone Park in Idaho. Though his worldwide travels, he has experienced mining and cutting opal, one of the most precious gemstones. With the help of his family, Frank and Parlé Jewelry Designs has become the largest supplier […]

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