Panerai Launches Radiomir Revolution

 |  October 21st, 2014

By Isaac Wingold Panerai is one brand that has a truly unique and loyal following. The faithful, or “Paneristi” as they call themselves, are the Italian watchmaker’s ultimate diehard fans who center their collections on the oversized, vintage dive-watch-inspired pieces. If the ‘risti have been following current watch news, they’d surely be excited by the brand’s latest announcements. With a plethora of additions made to the Luminor collection back in 2013, this year Panerai brings a strong focus back to the iconic Radiomir collection. What are arguably the most newsworthy and interesting new unveilings from Panerai are the 45mm PAM 572 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic in steel, and PAM573 (the rose gold version). Dubbed the “Radiomir 1940” collection, these…

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A Moment in Time: Thierry and Philippe Stern Speak Out about Patek Philippe at the 175th Anniversary Celebrations

 |  October 20th, 2014

Last week in Geneva, we had the grand experience of joining the legendary Patek Philippe watch brand in its celebration of the brands’ 175th anniversary.  We brought you the milestones in the company’s history here and the news of the major grand complication unveiled (the Master chime) here.  But that is just a small portion of what Patek Philippe had to offer for the 175th anniversary.  The celebrations were not just a look back in history, and not just the unveiling of a grand complication  – the brand’s most complex wrist watch to date, but also were and are about other commemorative watches, the brand’s future and more.  “Back in 1964, when I took over Patek Philippe,” says Philippe Stern,…

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Sexy Has Never Looked So Good: Roger Dubuis Brings Corsets, Fishnet Stockings and Mink to the new Velvet Haute Couture Watch Line

 |  October 18th, 2014

Sorry men, but our sister site, www.watchseduction.com, brought some pretty sexy looking watches for women to the forefront and we just have to give them a shout out here. The new Roger Dubuis Velvet Haute Couture watches are a deft blend of mechanics, watchmaking prowess, gem setting and – let’s face it – – super sexy straps. The new collection– each series made in a limited edition of just 88 pieces — consists of the Velvet Haute Couture Mink (on a mink strap, naturally), Corsetry (leather with a stunning laced corset design), and Passementerie (a striking fishnet-like look).  The daring 36mm watches all house the mechanical in-house-made RD821 movements with 172 parts.  For those who want to indulge a little…

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Watch Industry Veteran Journalist Roberta Naas Shares True Views on Time, Watches, Brands and Much More in an Exclusive Podcast Interview

 |  October 17th, 2014

For those who want an insider’s view on leaders, legend-makers and visionaries in the watch industry – you may want to settle down with a cup of coffee, or a glass of scotch and listen to the just-released pod-cast interview with Roberta Naas – 30-year watch veteran journalist. Far be it from us to harangue you for 40 minutes with talk about the watch industry, but, if you are interested in hearing a little about how I got started in this field, how the watch industry has evolved over the past three decades, and what is important today —  you may be interested in listening to a portion of the 40-minute podcast I took part in recently with Amit Dev Handa…

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils One of the Most Complicated Watches Ever: Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica at Watches & Wonders 2014

 |  October 16th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson  Vacheron Constantin sits among the holy enclave of watch manufacturers. Its name, when mentioned to a group of studied horologists, will elicit reverenced oohs and ahs. Vacheron was founded in in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, and is one of the oldest watch brands in existence and the only one as old to boast an uninterrupted watchmaking history.  It has survived the French Revolution, world wars, the quartz crisis of the 70s and disco. Today, Vacheron Constantin continues to be at the forefront of horology, and –at the recent Watches & Wonders 2014 show –announced a bevy of new releases. Top among them, however, is the incredibly complicated  Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica. Driven by the manually wound caliber 2755-B1, the…

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