Interview: Photographer Steve McCurry Talks About the Challenges of Capturing Vacheron Constantin Overseas Locations

 |  September 23rd, 2016

Recently, we announced the second set of six locations that famed photographer Steve McCurry shot for the Vacheron Constantin Overseas adventure. You can see some of those amazing images here. We also had the chance to talk with McCurry about the challenges he faced when selecting and shooting the locations.  Q: What was the biggest challenge you had in this project? SMC: “The entire project was a challenge, because it was all about human ingenuity and human architecture. As we went through the possible locations, I looked for how people were trying to solve problems with design – such as how to get water from the deep wells of India, or how to heard sheep across vast lands. So the…

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How to Transform Your Watch into a Sporty Look in a Snap with a NATO Strap

 |  September 22nd, 2016

Want to take your watch from nice to “wow” when it comes to sporty appeal? Try on a NATO strap and you may never go back. Essentially, a NATO strap is a military-style strap that can be slipped through the watch lugs, looped under the caseback and out the other lug to attachto the wrist as a single piece of fabric or leather instead of the traditional watch strap that has two sides and closes with a buckle. Today’s NATO straps are most often made of nylon, canvas or leather (sometimes other materials, as well) that is rugged and can be removed from the watchcase easily, and be cleaned or replaced. These straps close via traditional hole-and-pin style buckles, so there is no…

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How Hublot, the New York Giants, Victor Cruz and the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition Watch Made Manhattan History Last Night (slide show)

 |  September 21st, 2016

Ok football fans and watch lovers — this one is definitely for you. In its ongoing effort to make its “Hublot loves Football” theme truly meaningful around the world, the brand turns to the good old-fashioned century-plus game of American football while on American soil. In the second announcement of its American Football campaign (because, let’s face it, soccer just isn’t top priority here in the USA), Hublot and the New York Giants have announced a partnership that ushers in the luxury watch brand as the Official Luxury Watch for the New York Giants and as the Official Timekeeper of the New York Giants. Additionally, Giants football fans will be treated to the Hublot Countdown to Kick-off hour and the Hublot Coach’s…

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4 Reasons Why Corum Gets it Right with Admiral Cup Legend Automatic Watches

 |  September 20th, 2016

Iconic watches are not seasonal — especially when they are one of the most famed timepieces of the 20th century. Corum’s Admiral Cup watch collection, while geared for sailing the seven seas, is one of the most timeless watches on the market. In fact, the first Admiral’s Cup watches made their debut in 1960, and have become legendary in their own right.  Here, we take a look at the new Corum Admiral Cup Legend timepieces  — four 42mm pieces (including an automatic and a chronograph), as well as more than a dozen 38mm and 32mm watches.  See why the brand got it right. Iconic design. First, the men’s 42mm piece is simply striking in looks. The 12-sided case in steel, or in  steel and…

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Cartier Re-Opens Fifth Avenue Mansion with Interior by Thierry Despont, Unveils Incredible Pearl Necklace

 |  September 19th, 2016

About two and a half years ago, Cartier closed its now nearly 100-year-old Fifth Avenue mansion so that the brand could totally revamp the space.While the brand opened another location not too far away from its original so it could continue to remain open, Cartier set about re-creating the space to be in tune with today’s times and desires. Last week, at a gala affair, the Maison opened its mansion doors once again — revealing a lavish interior created by New York interior designer Thierry Despont. The mansion was first acquired by Pierre Cartier in 1917 via a spectacular trade with New York financier Morton F. Plant. Plant agreed to exchange the home for a then- $1 million double strand necklace of superb natural pearls that…

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