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High Complication For Women: Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater Watch

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10/8/14

Women are the stars of 2014, when it comes to high-end watches – a least according to major luxury groups such as Richemont that owns companies such as IWC, Montblanc, Cartier, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. What do these prestigious brands have in common? Each of them has dazzled the luxury world with a range of high-end women’s watches over the last few years. This year alone, IWC released its first ever watch for women with the Portofino Midsize, while Montblanc introduced its cosmopolitan Boheme collection for everyday feminine wear. However, at the absolute top of the ladder, is a highly complicated women’s model by Swiss Jaeger-LeCoultre, known as the Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater – a timepiece that combines values associated with traditional men’s watches with decorative elements often valued by women.

 

 

Eberman’s son, Joseph, rebuilt the clock in 1854. And it was rebuilt again by Godfried M. Zahm in 1878.

 

The museum plans to get the clock’s gears working and hopes to learn more about which pieces are from the original and which were added later, Poirier said.

 

The clock — which was wound once per week and kept time during Lancaster’s 13 years as the state capital 1799-1812 — is a rare piece, he said.

 

 

 

 

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10/9/14

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Your Kid Thinks Apple Watches are #Borrring (Facebook too)

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by ARIEL ADAMS

Teenagers are looking forward to the Apple Watch about as much as they wanted a U2 album forcibly included in their music libraries. They are also dropping off Facebook at an alarming rate. The findings by investment bank Piper Jaffray is a gentle reminder that many of today's digital business models will stop working when Generation Z comes into its own.

 

Piper Jaffray conducts its Taking Stock with Teens surveys semiannually. The Fall 2014 one, based on the responses of 7,200 U.S. teens, average age 16. These teens love Apple: 67 percent of them own an iPhone compared with 61 percent in the spring wave, and 73 percent expect their next phone to be an iPhone. Among tablet owners, 66 percent have an iPad. Android is losing popularity: only 19 percent want their next phone to run it, down from 24 percent in April.

 

by Bruce Shawkey

EDUCATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

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History and Development of the Self-Winding Wristwatch

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18th century Lancaster clock that kept time for 100+ years goes on display Friday

Noel B. Poirier, director of the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, has a new, favorite piece.

 

It's the movement, or time-keeping innards, of the tower clock that kept time in the Lancaster County Courthouse from 1785 until it was replaced in 1898.

 

It was built by John Eberman Jr., a Lancaster clock maker, for a new county courthouse on Penn Square after a fire destroyed the courthouse there in 1784.

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