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History of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
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Posted in: Watches

On March 4, 1931, René-Alfred Chauvot patented his design of a “wristwatch which can slide on its base and flip over on itself,” soon to be called the Reverso. Earlier that winter, while traveling through India, César de Trey, a Swiss businessman and avid watch collector, attended a polo match at a club of British […]

The Science of Stones: How Colored Diamonds Form
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Only 0.0001% of diamonds mined are naturally colored. Their rarity and beauty have not only contributed to their increase in popularity in the diamond market, but also their great expense. Colored diamonds also travel great lengths from mine to retailer, often originating in Africa, South America and Australia. Diamonds can occur naturally in a myriad […]