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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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

 |  October 10th, 2014

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics – but I saved the best for my faithful and always-eager watch-lover readers.  Before I get into the A. Lange & Sohne watches, though, I want to shed a little light on this brand, which this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first modern-era watch, the Lange 1. There is something incredibly special about this brand and the people (from Walter Lange on down…

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IWC Watches for Women?! Introducing the Portofino Midsize at Watches & Wonders 2014

 |  September 30th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold This year at the annual Watches & Wonders show, IWC has done something quite unexpected. Schaffhausen’s own has unveiled what is, unofficially, its very first women’s collection – an intriguing and bold move from the dive and pilot watch dominated brand. Referred to as the Portofino “Midsize”, IWC hopes to broaden its market to those who prefer smaller sizes or more delicate and jewel-adorned designs. With a large number of models within the collection, there will surely be a piece to tickle the fancy of the most discerning of women. IWC’s Portofino collection has already been wildly successful for the brand. It has long represented an expression of subtle and pure taste, and actually has been popular…

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