Brand Awareness is the Goal at Vacheron Constantin

PLAN-LES-OUATES, Switzerland — Mechanical timepieces are a testament to endurance, so with longevity in the Swiss watch industry comes a great deal of prestige. By that standard, one company far surpasses the competition. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest continuously operating watchmaker. The accomplishment is especially impressive in light of the Swiss …

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Scouting Report: Openings All Over Town: Coach, Moncler, Canada Goose and More

Openings and Events Baby, it’s getting cold outside! On Thursday, Moncler and Canada Goose will open United States flagships where you’ll find the Moncler Gamme Bleu designer Thom Browne’s unisex capsule of puffer jackets (starting at $2,500) and knits (starting at $400) with a stars-and-stripes motif and a Canada Goose x Opening Ceremony silk parka …

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Yoga? Weaving? Vigils? The Search for Postelection Calm

They were a cheerful, if slightly dazed, group last Thursday evening at Voz, a store on Elizabeth Street that sells ethical fashion made by indigenous people — one man and seven women gathered around a garment rack and cinched to its uprights with lengths of wool. They wore back strap looms, which look sort of …

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Looking Back on the Making of ‘The Godfather’ With Francis Ford Coppola

“Oh, gosh, am I bleeding?” Francis Ford Coppola bleated out while ambling around his Napa Valley home, talking on the phone to a reporter. Though the director of groundbreaking films such as “The Conversation,” “Apocalypse Now” and “The Godfather” rarely gives interviews (even ones where actual blood is not shed), he was doing so on …

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name and Accepts Your Politics

The wall on the left side of Neary’s, a green-canopied Irish restaurant and bar on East 57th Street that will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, is covered with framed photos of politicians considered liberal: Hillary and Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Hugh Carey and Michael Bloomberg. Rudy Giuliani, perhaps surprisingly, is up there, …

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On Beauty: A Radical Feminist Hair Salon With Serious Cool-Girl Cred

On Beauty By KAT HERRIMAN Johanna Fateman is most famous as a musician — she was the founder, with Kathleen Hanna, of the germinal feminist dance-punk band Le Tigre — but she has always worn multiple hats. A mother, business owner and art critic, Fateman recently picked up the title of New Yorker columnist when …

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Tattoo and Graffiti Artists Add Their Flair to Watches

For Cyril Phan, the French graffiti artist known professionally as Kongo, a recent project posed a less predictable obstacle than, say, staying dry while painting on the side of a building in the rain. Instead, he decorated the delicate parts of a stainless steel tourbillon for the Swiss watch brand Richard Mille; the watch, which …

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Virtual Reality Takes Fans Inside the World of Watches

Swiss watchmakers are nostalgic by nature. How else to explain their constant reference to a golden era of timekeeping, more than 200 years ago, when masters such as Abraham-Louis Breguet devised the world’s first complicated timepieces? At the same time, however, a growing cohort of forward-thinking watchmakers is embracing the possibilities of virtual reality, or …

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