Introducing the 1815 Anniversary A. Lange Limited Edition Watch from A. Lange & Sohne

 |  February 24th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Last week, A. Lange & Sohne celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, at the brand’s newly minted NYC boutique. Lange was born on February 18, 1815 and as any astute horologist should know, helped place not only the brand, but also the former East German town of Glashutte, on the horological map. You can read more about that here. A Lange & Sohne has gone to great lengths to honor the contributions of the brand’s namesake and has done so most notably through its 1815 line, named so for the founder’s birth year. Thus, it is only fitting that for the 200th birthday, A. Lange & Sohne is releasing a 200-piece limited-edition run…

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Baume & Mercier Redefines the Iconic Classima Watches Collection

 |  February 23rd, 2015

Baume & Mercier continues to surprise us with new renditions of iconic collections and of historic pieces. In fact, in January at SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I had the rare opportunity to speak at length with Baume & Mercier Senior Designer Sara Sandmeir about the newly revamped collection of iconic Classima watches being unveiled this year. The new collection offers men’s Classima watches in a smaller sized 40mm case (the previous Classima line was 42mm), and features such versions as the Classima Automatic three hands with date in steel, steel and gold and with a variety of straps. The beauty of this new piece comes through in the elegant pin striped dial design that offers chic appeal. There is also…

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DOHA Jewelry and Watch Expo Happens this Week in Qatar

 |  February 22nd, 2015

Beginning this Tuesday and running until February 28, the Doha Jewellery and Watch Expo  is taking place in Qatar. We have attended this fair in the past, wherein we got to try on a 14-carat Harry Winston diamond ring, accompany a true watch collector on his receiving of an Opus watch from Harry Winston, and watch the unveiling of so many other watch and jewelry items. The Fair is not as large in scope of BaselWorld, but is as luxurious as the SIHH in Geneva and is extremely important for the Middle East Market. In attendance are a host of important independent companis, in addition to the big brands. From Rolex to Arnold & Son and a host of others, the…

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Supermodel Bar Refaeli to be the Face of New Hublot Big Bang Broderie Campaign

 |  February 19th, 2015

Last week in New York, Hublot executives and brand ambassadors gathered n New York at the brand’s flagship store to celebrate. The occasion: Supermodel Bar Refaeli joins the rich lineup of brand ambassadors (including Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Pele, Usain Bolt and others) for Hublot. Internationally renowned, Bar Refaeli made her debut as a Supermodel in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and has appeared in many a publication since. She is the new face of the brand’s all-new Big Bang Broderie women’s watch line, unveiled in Geneva last month and set to make a grand appearance at BaselWorld. The new campaign is photographed by photographer Chen Man and depicts the brand’s Art of Fusion concept…

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10 Terrific Cartier Panther Timepieces Unveiled at SIHH 2015 (Slide Show)

 |  February 13th, 2015

The panther is a true symbol of the House of Cartier. The signature animal has become an icon – forever entwined with the brand’s legacy. The feline concept was first used by Cartier on a wristwatch in 1914, when black gemstones and white diamonds formed a pattern that emulated the panther’s coat. When Jeanne Touissant joined Cartier, bringing her inimitable style of elegance, she embraced the panther motif fully– introducing cartier Panthere cigarette cases, necklaces, brooches and more. Today, the Panther is a timeless icon — predatory, elegant, sensual — restrained yet always ready pounce.  Cartier has been able to capture the essence of the wild animal magnificently in timepieces for men and women. This year, the brand unveiled more than…

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