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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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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New Watches Make their Debut at VicenzaOro Fair 2014

 |  October 15th, 2014

Known as the gold jewelry capitol of the world, Italy is also the home country for hundreds of brands that work their wonders with diamonds, gemstones, cameos and timepieces. This past weekend at the VicenzaOro Fair in Vicenza, Italy, more than a thousand exhibitors unveiled their latest collections of jewelry and watches to visitors from around the world. Key watch trends predominantly emerged in the more affordable price range, with brands such as Brosway and Tous unveiling colorful new renditions of chronographs and sporty chic watches for everyday wear. Watches with accents such as charms and spheres attached to them also made an appearance. While strap watches in all colors were prevalent, so, too, were cuff bracelets and mesh link…

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Introducing the Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime: Ref. 5175 the most Complicated Patek Wristwatch yet with 1,366 movement parts and 20 complications

 |  October 13th, 2014

There is so much to tell about the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Yesterday, we wrote HERE about what it is that makes this brand so special – the milestones in watchmaking history it has achieved. We have a lot more to say about that, but for now, we get right to the business at hand – as we know full well the world is waiting for the big reveal. Tonight, with 300 global journalists present in Geneva at the Patek Philippe workshops – the Sterns (father Philippe and son Thierry) unveiled the amazing new creations that commemorate the brand’s 175th anniversary. They are many and they are superb. As such, we have decided to hold most of the unveilings…

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