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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1962 Wittnauer Watch, Owned by Major League Baseball Star, Sells for $10,000

 |  May 20th, 2016

Last week, our friends over at Analog/Shift — buyers and sellers of fine vintage watches — partnered with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani  to auction off a very special timepiece. The watch – up for auction for one week- sold as of 5 PM tonight for $10,000. Bidding had started at $500.  The watch, which Giuliani had been seeking for some time, was finally located by Analog/Shift. It was a special Yankees Edition Wittnauer Electro-Chron that had been gifted to Major League Baseball shortstop, “Rowdy” Richard Bartell during an Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium in 1962. Bartell had started his baseball career in 1927 and played with a host of teams including the  Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and Detroit Tigers.…

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4 Top Artisans Contribute to the Making of the Near Half-Million-Dollar Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition

 |  May 18th, 2016

Not a name you ever expected to grace our “Haute Time” pages, Seiko Watch Corporation makes the list this year by introducing the brand’s first-ever tourbillon in the Credor brand. Additionally, it is a pretty impressive timepiece thanks to its three-dimensional artistic presentation. The Credor Tourbillon, with dramatic engraving and lacquer work, recalls the famed huge waves and views of Mt. Fuji that have impacted Japanese culture since the dawn of time. The Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition houses the ultra-thin tourbillon Caliber 6830, which measures 3.98,mm in thinness and is the brands first-ever tourbillon movement (based on thee Caliber 6830, whose base is just 1.98mm thick).   The famed “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” with a view of Mt. Fuji in the…

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