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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Architects of Time Consider the sublime features of a genuine Cartier (classic style, romantic tradition) or Tag-Heuer (athletic character, high precision) set upon your wrist. Who knew the relentless march of time could look so good – or carry a price tag similar to that of a mid-range sports sedan? But then again, your wrist (and surely that of your significant other) represents an opportu- nity for self-expression that demands something special: a wearable piece of art. With the holidays soon to come and your desire to assert your individuality (or acknowledge his or hers in the most generous terms), it may be just the time to find out more about fine mechanical watches. For while moderately priced digital watches keep time with almost faultless accuracy and scores of quality brands make excellent gifts for the holidays and special occasions, fine mechan- ical watches, made to the most exacting stan- dards and representing centuries of tradition, all at once communicate an aura of precision, beauty, and integrity that verges on nothing less than incomparable. A Personal Journey One need not scale the heights of the Swiss Alps to begin your personal journey into the world of fine watches. And should you really wish to develop a bit of vocabulary so as to understand terms like chronograph, tourbillon, minute repeater, and caliber (the first three types of spe- cialized, highly complex watch movements, the last a synonym for a mechanical watch move- ment) the Internet offers many ways to gain flu- ency. Chief among them is "A Blog To Watch" (www.ablogtowatch.com) which, while encom- and Seagull, both Chinese made, have a reputation for quality and, to their credit, are sold under their own name) to simple frauds, sold for a song and without the vaguest reference to genuine articles other than a cleverly copied dial and the tawdry polish of a base-metal case. 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 56 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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