We’re Off to See the Wizards, the Wonderful Wizards of SIHH 2017 — and a Peek Inside

 |  January 13th, 2017

Ok, so today we officially close the office, put the team on high alert to focus on social media and head off to Geneva for the 2017 SIHH — the 27th edition of the by-invitation-only exhibition, and a show we have attended since it first opened. This year marks a number of firsts for this luxury expo, including the fact that for one day, at the end of the show, it will open its doors to the public  (for  70 Swiss Francs) — something never done before. Additionally, this year the exhibition houses 30 luxury brands (see the entire list below), including Richemont brands and independents. A Look Inside  the SIHH Exhibition While we look forward to seeing so many new…

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A Look at Three Terrific Rooster Watches for the Chinese New Year (Chopard, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin)

 |  January 12th, 2017

Following in our theme of celebrating the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rooster — we bring you a look at three more terrific Year of the Rooster watches. These beauties come from Piaget, Chopard and Vacheron Constantin — all of which have been creating Chinese Zodiac watches for years. Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art the legend of the Chinese Zodiac Vacheron Constantin actually releases  two renditions of its Métiers d’Art “Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” watches  this year, as is typical for the brand. One version is created in rose gold with orange tone and the other in white gold with blue tones. Each carries the  Hallmark of Geneva certification  attesting to its high standards of craftsmanship and each…

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Meet the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster, Ulysse Nardin Classico Watch

 |  January 11th, 2017

Oh January is such a busy month  with so much going on. Because the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 is around the corner and we will be unveiling new products for the coming weeks, we decided to use this week to show off more “Year of the Rooster” watches before it is too late. While the Chinese New Year doesn’t officially kick off until January 28, and we already brought you two new pieces here (Panerai)  and here (Jaquet Droz),  we will take this week showcase another four top brands with Chinese astrological influences — beginning today with  Ulysse Nardin’s Classico Year of the Rooster. Classico Year of the Rooster Confident and dynamic, the rooster rules the roost with…

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A Close-Up Look at What Makes the New Christophe Claret Maestro (SIHH 2017) Different (prices)

 |  January 11th, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to unveil the new Christophe Claret Maestro watch via my  Watch of the Week column on Departures. Now, we bring our readers an even closer look at this timepiece that will be officially shown to the world a tSalon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) next week. For those in the know (when it comes to timepieces), master watchmaker and founder of the eponymous brand Christophe Claret is a true master at his craft.  Claret is not only renowned for the many complicated timepieces he has created (behind the scenes) for some of the finest brands in the world, but also for his chiming watches (that feature ultra-pure resonance) and his high-spirited…

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Fast Focus: Omega Launches ‘Speedy Tuesday’ Limited Edition Watches Online

 |  January 10th, 2017

Omega lovers, this one just might be for you. For the first time, Omega Watches is launching an on-lline sale of a new watch that will only be sold on line. The  Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition can be seen on the Omega instagram channel and on a dedicated page at Omegawatches.com. Just  2,012 models will be made and customers can reserve their very own– even specifying the number they want. But don’t get too excited; delivery isn’t until summer. The new watch is inspired by the brand’s Speedmaster “Alaska Project III” watch that was created for NASA in 1978. Additionally, a host of other vintage influences are incorporated into the watch. The reverse side of the watch features the Seahorse logo, as…

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