Montblanc Takes To The Mountains And We Go Hands On With The Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100 (SIHH 2018, Prices)

 |  January 15th, 2018

Once you have spent a few days in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, you come to appreciate beauty in a new way. Exposure to the cold temperatures – as well as to the scenery and mountain ranges that date back thousands of years — gives one time to appreciate durability and function as well as elegance. As such, I was very happy to spend a few days in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with Montblanc, wherein I (along with other select watch…

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Singer LP Rocks With Girard-Perregaux And The Laureato

 |  January 14th, 2018

Just to whet your appetite of what is to come this week at SIHH. Among other great reveals and announcements, American singer and songwriter  LP (Laura Pergolizzi) will make an appearance at the Girard-Perregaux booth.  This year the brand will continue its focus on the legendary Laureato collection, and LP helps ring it in. Here, LP wears a Laureato in this performance of Tightrope.

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SIHH 2018: Richemont Group, Baume & Mercier Unveil New Technology: Four Reasons Why You Need The New Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Watch

 |  January 12th, 2018

Today, just a few days before the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors in Geneva, the Richemont Group and Baume & Mercier unveil what is the result of more than four years of research and development by the Richemont Group’s Research and Innovation Team: The Baumatic™ caliber. One of the factors making this high-technology announcement so unusual is that the Richemont Group has given its use – first and foremost – to Baume & Mercier. It…

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Artist Elisabetta Fantone Designs Dial for New Corum Bubble 47 Magical

 |  January 11th, 2018

 Corum has long been affiliated with artists for its legendary timepieces. Even back in the mid 1950’s when founder Rene Bannwart experimented with drilling holes into coins to create dials, and when his son Jean-Rene turned to watchmaking artists such as Vincent Calabrese for the famed Golden Bridge, this brand was on the cutting edge of blending art and watchmaking technology.  Decades later,  when the brand was owned by Severin Wunderman, the beloved Bubble was unveiled, and frequently incorporated artistic…

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Armin Strom Taps Kari Voutilainen For Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche’ Dial Watches

 |  January 11th, 2018

Never content to rest on its laurels, independent watch brand Armin Strom continues to build on the success of the rose gold and stainless steel Mirrored Force Resonance watches that it has garnered amongst the watch collecting world. Now the brand teams with independent master watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen, adding an option of a hand-executed guilloche dial — created by the master himself. For those who may be unaware, Armin Strom offers a significant level of bespoke beauty for buyers looking…

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