Liquid Time: Introducing the HYT H3 Linear Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 25th, 2015

We were among the first to introduce the world to the concept of liquid watches back in 2011 when Vincent Perriard, Founder of HYT (Hydro-Mechanical Timepieces) shared with us his concepts of using liquid for the time indication of a watch. He launched his brand in 2012 at BaselWorld and now, three years later, unveils the third evolution. (You can read about other HYT evolutions here, here and here.) The new HYT H3 takes the idea of liquid time indications to new heights with this watch that – for the first time – is rectangular instead of round in shape. The two-tiered case design features an all-new movement and a linear indication of time, as opposed to a circular around-the-dial…

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Jacob & Co Unveils New Astronomia Watches and an $18 Millon Watch (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  March 23rd, 2015

This year, Jacob & Co. – masters at haute joaillerie watches — once again surprises and delights with a huge array of timepieces that range from complex tourbillons to stunning emerald delights. Last year, the brand released its Astronomia watch — you can read about that here. This year, there are several new renditions — in an updated format that brings the Earth and moon to all new heights. The new Astronomia  watch has been reconfigured with a larger, more open aired domed sapphire crystal for viewing the sun, moon, and tourbillon with multi axis’s.  The newest pieces: Astronomia Baguette and Aventurine.  Both are powered by the JCEM01 caliber with an orbital display that makes a full cycle around the dial…

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Here’s to the Official Opening of BaselWorld 2015

 |  March 18th, 2015

If you are a watch lover you know that there is one exhibition in the world that is not to be missed: BaselWorld. What? You have never been? What are you waiting for? This is one of the few global exhibitions open to the public (for a small entry fee) and it is THE show to visit.  In short, it is the largest, most anticipated show of the year because thousands – yes, thousands – of watch and jewelry brands reveal their biggest secrets: pieces they have been working on for years.   In superb exhibition space with two- and three-story tall booths watches and jewelry sit side by side with incredible art and cultural exhibits that tell each brand’s…

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MMT – A Swiss Joint Venture Finally Develops A Watch That Is Smart (with Frederique Constant and Alpina)

 |  March 2nd, 2015

When you think watches, you think something that can stand up to the test of time. A personal item with an emotional attachment you can pass down from generation to generation. And when you think technology you think something that is ever-changing. An item made to be obsolete, to be replaced just months later. It seems a technologically advanced watch is counterintuitive, contradictory. Making a smartwatch is almost an oxymoron.  How can you have a timepiece rooted in tradition, beauty, precision and passion and have it also be equipped with the most up-to-date technological functions? Well, now you can. The new Swiss Horological Smartwatch Platform from Geneva-based Manufacture Modules Technologies (MMT) is the answer. The new Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered by MotionX(R),…

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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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