Louis Moinet Mobilis Double Tourbillon Automaton Watch Review

 |  February 17th, 2017

Every once in a while we see something that truly stands out from the rest — not just because it is different, but also because of its inherent beauty and craftsmanship. Such is the case with the Louis Moinet Mobilis Double Tourbillon Automaton watch that we got to spend some time with in Geneva recently. We shouldn’t be too surprised that this watch is incredible, after all we are dealing with the inventor of the world’s first chronograph. Here we bring a review of this timepiece from start to finish. Mobilis is the first Double Tourbillon watch whose function is to power a watch complication – the first patent application of its kind. To accomplish this, two large tourbillon cages…

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition Watch for Hodinkee Sold Out

 |  February 16th, 2017

It was another on-line sale of specially made watches — offered exclusively just last week via our friends and colleagues over at Hodinkee —  that has created quite a buzz. The specially made  Vacheron Constantin watch represented the brand’s  first co-designed collaboration. Now, if you read Hodinkee frequently, you would know that the original Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955  watch is a favorite of theirs (or at least of founder, Benjamin Clymer). So, the choice of this watch as a special edition was not a big surprise. The point is, though that the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition for Hodinkee  36-piece collection, priced at $45,000 USD each, has totally sold out. In fact, there is…

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Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire Watch, Video

 |  February 16th, 2017

We’ve been keeping tabs on the recently released Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance watch, that increases accuracy by about 30 percent. Today, we bring you a look at a video that showcases the watch in all its beauty. The Armin Strom timepiece was developed after much research and development into resonance — a sophisticated and demanding horological technique that has rarely been mastered. Armin Strom’s resonant Caliber ARF15 is a classically constructed manually wound movement that was conceived, manufactured, assembled, and regulated in-house. It beats at a 3.5 Hertz (25,200 vph) frequency, allowing the observer to really appreciate the patented, resonant regulators in action. The resonance clutch spring needed to realize the Mirrored Force Resonance’s twin display of seconds was so…

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The Truth Behind Audemars Piguet’s 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches Unveiled at SIHH 2017

 |  February 15th, 2017

From the mid-1970’s and all the way through to the late 1980’s, Audemars Piguet used a host of different methods to make its watches more exciting – mesh bracelets, link bracelets and specially hammered gold bracelets that gave a textured appeal to the timepiece. Perhaps those hammered gold watches were the inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak watches from Audemars Piguet unveiled earlier this year at SIHH. Truth be told, though, those early hammered gold watches were not as sophisticated in looks as the new “Frosted Gold” watches, but they are hammered. In fact, back in 1976, the brand’s top designer, Jacqueline Dimier, interpreted the Royal Oak for women for the first time. Now,…

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Bella Hadid Exclusive Interview About Time, Dreams and ‘DIsconnecting’

 |  February 14th, 2017

Yesterday, as we were heading into New York for the big reveal last night of TAG Heuer’s new brand ambassador — 2016 Model of the Year, Bella Hadid — we brought you a teaser video about her 1,500 hours in six-inch heels and her 34 wardrobe changes in fewer than 10 seconds. However, last night in an exclusive interview with Bella Hadid — TAG Heuer’s newest female face for the brand’s “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” campaign — she shared her thoughts on time, watches and her need to disconnect. The well-poised 20 year old who has walked the runways for some of the finest Houses in the world, gave credit to her parents and family upbringing. “My parents always taught me to be…

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