WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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of handwork executed by highly trained technicians, they are typically made in limited quantities and are almost impossible to replicate. Sold for a Song Such exclusivity often leads to imitation, but don't be fooled. Low-cost "knockoffs" range from reasonably functional "tribute watches" (Parnis What makes these complex miracles of miniaturization such objects of fascination? Consider their size: typically no more than 40 to 45 millimeters in diameter and ten or fifteen deep, they often contain upwards of two hundred parts, including two dozen or more jewels (to ensure the integrity of moving parts), multiple movements, and gener- ous amounts of precious metals. Often the product of many months 54 Architects of Time W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 C O U R T E S Y O F A U D E M A R S P I G U E T

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