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Foremost Time & Care: A Walk Through the Bulgari Atelier

European history is rife with stories of natives and immigrants pursuing passions in the name of business. Eponymous brands that have flourished from single-person outfits into enterprises both small and large — some luxury and other more municipal in nature — tout their victories loudly. Rightly so. Enormously successful brands almost always have traveled a long, meandering and difficult path to gain their current success. Recently, we were invited to peer into the opulent world of Bulgari (or Bvlgari proper), a company whose unique track has led to excellence in a relatively new niche for the brand: watchmaking.

timekeeping-promo-logo-gear-patrolThis article is part of GP's fresh new face to TIMEKEEPING, a weekly chronicle on the utility, design, tradition and innovation of watches.
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From Geneva with Love

Photo Essay: An Evening with Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe has a well-earned reputation as one of the premiere watch manufactures in the world, and their recent exhibition in New York City underscored this fact with what can only be described as a shock-and-awe campaign of stunning effectiveness. We would know — we were there. Read on for our photo essay of the event.

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Moments from a day on the PCH

Pacific Coast Cruising: Driving California’s Iconic Highway

Twisting against cliffs carved by tempestuous ocean waves, the Pacific Coast Highway is a dazzling drive. Carved by nature and intrepid men armed with dynamite, the PCH meanders through California’s natural vistas: endless forests of firs and redwoods, towns steeped in history, pounding surfs, vineyards.

It’s intoxicating.

On the heels of yesterday’s dive into the art of the road trip, we thought it fitting to share our photo essay from a recent journey of California’s iconic highway.

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Photo Essay: Cars and Coffee

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is roll out of bed at 5:30 a.m., grab a camera and my jacket and drive 48 miles from LA to a business park in Irvine. There, on any given Saturday, hundreds of cars worth millions of dollars gather for Cars and Coffee, a special event where two common denominators create a mood of friendship, relaxation and shared passion.

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Dover, Rock City

Photo Essay: Firefly Music Festival

The Firefly Music Festival announced its lineup Tuesday morning for the June 21-23 extravaganza, which descends upon Dover, DE this year in only its second iteration. We were lucky enough to experience the event last year, and it was an impressive first showing, indeed. Make sure to get your tickets, on sale today, and read on for our photo essay of Firefly 2012.

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50 Photos by the Bay

Wheels of Fortune: Pebble Beach Councours d’Elegance

To truly understand modern car culture, one must embrace the past — and nowhere is automotive history more rewarding and jaw-dropping than the 18th green of Pebble Beach at the annual Concours d’Elegance. The Pebble Beach contest is the great grandson of 17th century French Aristocracy carriage parades during down sweltering Parisian parkways. Eventually, horses…

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Rio is Rising: 72 Hours in Rio de Janeiro

Preface: Recently, on an invitation from our friends at Veuve Clicquot, we ventured 4,800 miles south to Rio de Janerio, or what its Portuguese forebearers serendipitously misnamed River of January. Seeking insight and photographic proof of Rio’s reputation for both vice and enchantment, we discovered a city quivering to the beat of music and culture,…

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Photo Essay: Professional Bull Riders Madison Square Garden Invitational

Going into its sixth year, the Professional Bull Riders descended on the Big Apple earlier this month, and with it an abundance of leather, flannel and denim in tow. But the rough-and-ready horde didn’t come here to talk style, but instead demonstrated the brutally tough sport of professional bull riding. Kicking off a 10 month,…

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A Second Look

Coach x Gear Patrol | My Coach Day: Friday

We’ve already shared a peek at what a typical Monday looks like. In this next photo essay, we move on to a far more gratifying day — Friday. The weekend’s close.