Five Top Things to do this Weekend that Involve Watches

 |  October 31st, 2014

This weekend is one filled with great watch-related events to experience. 1) Today, of course, is Halloween. Why not cut out a pumpkin with a watch dial on it and submit to our Facebook page … while we are not having an official contest, there is a little something in store for those who participate. Looking for something a bit more serious when it comes to timing this weekend? Here are a few more great things to keep your eye on: 2)  Take an early day off of work today and tune in live to witness the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève 2014 (GPHG). This year 72 top watches compete in 12 different categories for winning placements. We’ve covered many of…

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Collectors’ Corner: How Swatch Love Turned to Serious Watch Love

 |  October 28th, 2014

by Amit Dev Handa (Las Vegas collector) My love affair with watches began when I was 13 years old — with Swatch watches. I was lucky enough to be exposed to a retail environment and family business where I was around these incredibly accessible art pieces that ticked all day long. This changed the game for me totally. I learned about limited editions, supply and demand, economics, fashion, culture, music and originality all at the same time. I was starting to see the evolution of the brand with automatic pieces, chronograph pieces, divers watches and even carousels and I liked it. I love the connection between man and machine and it felt right. The fact that I could collect something…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 |  October 27th, 2014

Not too long ago, during our week on German Watches, we wrote here about how A. Lange & Sohne re-established itself post-Berlin Wall – becoming a force with which to be reckoned in the luxury watch industry today. While we have a lot to tell you about the brand’s 20th anniversary of the Lane 1 — celebrated this past weekend in Dresdent — we also want to fill you in on the details — so be patient. If you love history and Lange, you may first be very interested in the four-and-a-half minute video below that brings us from 1945 to date – and outlines the rebirth of A. Lange & Sohne – it is a video worth watching. It was in…

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Larger-than-Life Strandbeests from Theo Jansen Walk Miami Beach with Audemars Piguet

 |  October 24th, 2014

We’ve covered the esteemed brand of Audemars Piguet time and again here – but now we bring you something truly unusual. Audemars Piguet—Associate Partner of Art Basel – has announced a partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum that results in an incredible on-the-beach art exhibit in Miami during Art Basel. The exhibit: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Theo Jansen is a 66-year-old “artist” who was born in the Netherlands and studied physics at Delft University of Technology. He started painting when he was about 27 years old and even developed a painting machine. Over the years he has built many machines and has had exhibitions around the world – but it is his Strandbeests that are of famed acclaim. The Strandbeests are…

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Piaget Unveils Vintage-Inspired Black Tie Watches for Pre-SIHH 2015: Men, You May Feel Slighted

 |  October 23rd, 2014

Yesterday we got the opportunity to spend some time previewing watches that will make their official debut in January at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva. Among them: Piaget. While we bring you a sneak-peek here at the newest vintage-inspired Black Tie watch from Piaget – we warn you, men, you may feel slighted. In fact, if you click over to our sister site, WatchSeduction, you will see the stunning depth the brand goes to for the Pre-SIHH women’s pieces. With a rich cultural history and daring watch designs in its archives, it is no wonder Piaget looked to its archives from half a century ago for inspiration. It was a time when Piaget was turning heads with its visionary free-spirited…

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