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By hiding the watch’s dial under a jewelled cover, a secret watch can masquerade as a bracelet, so only the wearer knows that a time-telling brain lies beneath all that beauty.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Swiss watchmaker Omega holds the coveted role of official timekeeper for the Olympic Games, and it has an array of high-tech innovations to make sure its results are absolutely and unquestionably accurate.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The summer of 2006 was the winter of my fragrance discontent. Actually, it was more like despair. Perhaps my mood was unduly influences by Karl Lagerfeld’s utterances about the impending fall fashions: “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”

She has an impressive film resumé. She takes on roles that are varied and wide in scope. She is Naomi Watts.

Joining the ranks of Panthère de Cartier, Love, and Juste un Clou, Amulette de Cartier is the venerated jeweller’s newest collection. At the core, and found on each item in the collection, is the circular harm the fortuitous talisman, the wish capsule.

How did we get the 60-second minute? What do the phases of the moon have to do with timekeeping? And why is watchmaking so popular?