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Forty centuries ago, humans tracked time with sundials comprised of 26 ton stones. We've come a long way since then and as our technology has developed, timepieces have become objects of luxury.
The luxury watch market is enjoying a resurgence, as Generation Y exchanges iPods for Rolexes. As quality and innovation continues to grow, aficionado’s insatiable desire for the exceptional grows with it. The skill, excellence, craftsmanship and heritage of luxury watchmakers will quench these desires with more complications, better designs and greater opulence. This process will continue long into the future.
Today’s watch serves as a testament to man’s indomitable spirit: our ability to harness time and strap it to our wrist. The following infographic charts the development of the luxury watch
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<div style="width:620px; background-color:#fff;padding:10px 20px 20px;font: 14px/21px ProximaNova-Light,Arial,sans-serif;"><h3 style="color:#565656; clear:both;">THE EVOLUTION OF THE LUXURY WATCH</h3><a href="http://www.thewatchgallery.com/magazine/evolution-of-the-luxury-watch"><img src="http://www.thewatchgallery.com/assets/MAGAZINE/evolution-of-the-luxury-watch.jpg" width="620" alt="Evolution of the Luxury Watch" /></a><div style="width:100%; text-align:center; margin-top:5px;">FROM: <a href="http://www.thewatchgallery.com" style="text-decoration:none; color:#565656;">THE WATCH GALLERY</a></div></div>
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