3 Reasons to Love the New MB&F Legacy Machine: LM1 Silberstein, Made with Alain Silberstein (prices)

 |  May 25th, 2016

A few months ago in Basel, we met with MB&F and got a sneak peek at the all-new Legacy Machine LM1 Silberstein – but the watch was under embargo – until now. The reasons we love this watch are multi-fold and run the gamut from admiring the work of Alain Silberstein and MB&F for years to just simply loving the Legacy Machine in general. However, there are three important facts that stand out about this watch and this Performance Art collaboration – making it quite special and undeniably loveable (not to mention collectible). 1 – Alain  Silberstein. First of all, while Alain Silberstein currently designs timepieces for brands – and this is not his first collaboration with MB&F – he…

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May Auctions Prove Investment Value of Watches, Jewels

 |  May 24th, 2016

  Well a lot happened on the way to the forum, so to speak. This month’s auctions are keeping us crazy busy — and are demonstrating yet again the value of the timepiece. Before the next round of auctions gets underway, we want to bring you a few highlights that may perk up your idea of investing in watches. At its Rare Watches sale, Christi’s set world records with the Charles-Louis Havas Breguet et Fils Pocket watch, which sold for more than $3.3 million (157 percent above its estimate). This sale was the most expensive watch of the spring season for Christie’s (to date), and marked the second most expensive Breguet et Fils watch ever sold at auction. At the…

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Fast Focus: Meet The Ultimate Light Weight: Montblanc Pythagore TimeWalker Ultra-Light Concept Watch

 |  May 23rd, 2016

On our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, we offer an in-depth look at this  ultra-light-weight Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch –that weighs in at 14.88 grams (just about half an ounce). The one-of-a-kind watch is dedicated to the brand’s ambassador Lin Dan, world-famous badminton champion and two-time Olympic champion, who helped design the piece – -and it may well be the world’s lightest weight  mechanical watch. The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch offers hours, minutes, small seconds, and 50 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with an all-new movement, the Montblanc Mechanical Caliber MB M62.48, which is based on the Minerva Pythagore movement from 1943, but has been totally updated. The 153-part movement is skeletonized and features bridges…

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Panerai Gets Its Due: Meet the Luminor Due Series

 |  May 23rd, 2016

Last week in Florence, Panerai — with roots in that city — unveiled the all-new Luminor Due.The line features an  all-new case that, while  inspired by the classic Luminor of the 1950’s, offers updated appeal. Details such as thickness of case were changed — making the case slimmer and lighter in weight. Additionally, all of the models are powered by either a hand-wound  P1000 movement or by an automatic caliber with three days of power reserve. The Due series is not a dive watch line; instead, the watches are water resistant to 30 meters.  Among the timepieces making their debut:  the 42mm hand-wind Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio, measuring 10.5mm thin and offered in steel or rose gold and retailing for $10,700 in steel…

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Breitling Opens New NYC Boutique with Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, John Travolta, Boomer Esiason and Others

 |  May 21st, 2016

  Say it with me, there is no place like home, no place like home, no place like the new home of the Breitling US Flagship store on the corner of 57th and Madison in NYC. On May 19, Breitling held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of its new two-story, 7,000 square-foot location, and it was grand. To kick off events, Breitling called in its star-studded array of brand friends. For the celebration Boomer Esiason, John Travolta, astronaut brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly, as well as members of the Breitling Jet Team were in attendance. John Travolta and Breitling USA President, Thierry Prissert, cut the ribbon and opened the store to guests and VIPs. Inside, the visual styling of…

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