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Legend meets luxury in the elegant, Swiss-inspired craftsmanship of Talos watches. These exquisite timepieces reflect the romance, mystery and mechanical might of the classical Greek myth honored in their name. When I first encountered Talos timepieces, I was reminded of their mythological namesake, an early imagining of what we know today as a robot, although in the myth this machine was built not by man but by the gods themselves. According to legend, the winged bronze giant known as Talos was created at the request of Zeus by Hephaestus, the god of fire and ironworking, and presented as a gift to the chief god’s lover, Europa. Talos was intended to provide Zeus’ mistress with protection while she lived on the island of Crete in the days of the flourishing Minoan civilization. This giant automaton made of bronze was fashioned with wings and circled the entire island of Crete three times…