Carl F. Bucherer Unveils Baselworld 2018 New Watches, Including Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon: Video

 |  April 23rd, 2018

Following the Baselworld 2018 exhibition, there is so much to cover — we literally saw nearly 100 brands and several thousand watches, that it takes a little time to get close-up with each brand. While we are putting together our hands-on reviews, though, we tap into the great video done by our friends at TheWatchesTV. With their permission, we bring you a close-up look at Carl F. Bucherer’s newest pieces for 2018, including the Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon. This unique…

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Greubel Forsey and Franco Cologni Awarded by FHH Cultural Council

 |  April 20th, 2018

On April 18 at Cite du Temps in Geneva, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council announced the winners of this year’s awards that honor exceptional personalities and professionals who have left a significant stamp on the watch world vial creative, artistic and technical mastery.  During the 6th annual “Hommage au Talent” award ceremony, the   “Hommage au Talent” prize was awarded to the Maison Greubel Forsey  for its technical horology, and the “Hommage à la Passion” distinction was awarded…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Grand Complication, And Wempe Jewelers, On ‘Billions’

 |  April 19th, 2018

For those who are avid television watches, and more importantly followers of the Showtime favorite Billions, if you were watching closely a couple of nights ago, you saw that a predecessor of one of the newest Patek Philippe watches unveiled at Baselworld 2018,  had a staring role in the show. The watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018, Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with stunning salmon-colored dial, was almost the star of the show. However, because it wasn’t unveiled until Baselworld, and because the episode…

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Hands On: Baume & Mercier Pulls Out All the Stops With New Clifton Club Indian Motorcycle Legend Tribute Scout And Chief Watches

 |  April 18th, 2018

Avid watch lovers familiar with our site know that we have a special affinity for Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier. Perhaps it stems from the fact that this brand has such a wonderfully inspiring roots story — founded by a husband wife team more than a century and a half ago – and dedicated to creating innovative product with good value. Perhaps it is because over the past three decades, we have formed a strong relationship with the brand…

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Hands-On With The Montblanc 1858 Automatic And Automatic Chronograph – In Stores Now (prices)

 |  April 17th, 2018

Earlier this year, we brought you news of all of the exquisite new Montblanc watches unveiled at SIHH 2018. Now, some of those timepieces are making their way to stores. Such is the case with  a couple of watches on the more affordable side: Montblanc 1858 Automatic and Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph.  Each of these  also capture the mountaineering spirit the brand has evoked this year,  thanks to a host of features. Top among them: dial colors, vintage applied luminescent…

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In Stores: Blancpain Villeret Complete Calendar GMT Watch

 |  April 16th, 2018

Swiss watch brand Blancpain has been known for its prowess in technical, complicated watches. In fact, since its launch, this brand has been billed as one that will always only build mechanical watches — a creed it has stayed true to time and again. This year, among its exceptional introductions of dive watches and complexities, we were particularly drawn to the brand’s  reinterpretation of  its Villeret Quantième Complet GMT, which has now been enhanced with an updated movement and the…

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Hands On With The Hermes Arceau Cavales Equestrian Watches And Arceau Casque Watches

 |  April 13th, 2018

True to its equestrian roots Hermes unveils the Arceau Cavales watch. Designed for the first time in 1978 by Henri d’Oringy, a master of design and a key to many of the important Hermes collections, the Arceau Cavales collection is special in a host of different ways from most classic timepieces. Top among them: the unusual lugs, with bottom lugs in classic form and top lug recalling a stirrup design. Additionally, the exquisite mother-of-pearl dials are created using marquetry that…

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