3 Top Destinations to Take Your Breath Away: Galapagos, Blue Lagoon, New Mexico

 |  December 4th, 2016

This week, in our top travel destinations series, we bring you three wonderful experiences that are guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you wanting to go back. This is not your ordinary spa. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal complex located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The waters, warmed by the volcanic activity, average about 100 degrees and are exceptionally rich in silica and sulfur, making bathing incredibly therapeutic. When I was there, the snow was falling but the water was oh so warm and wonderful. I enjoyed this amazing experience while in Iceland with Piaget. Harness the Spirit of the Winds with spectacular views over Albuquerque, NM, for the International Balloon Fiesta.…

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American Christmas Company Brings Magic to Life in New York City this Holiday Season

 |  December 1st, 2016

I was young when I saw my first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting — the streets were packed, the air was so brisk and the wind so blustery that it felt as though I was being slapped by the cold. Still, I stood there – anticipating – waiting for the moment the lights would come on. In an instant, the monumentally large tree went from dark to multi-colored lights that threw beautiful shades of blue, red, green and gold across the faces of thousands below. It is a moment that stays with you – the first tree lighting. New York’s magical holiday season transforms the city that never sleeps to a city of larger-than-life lights, angels, trees, candy canes, stars…

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Affordable Watches: Baume & Mercier MyClassima — Under $1,000 and in Stores Now

 |  November 30th, 2016

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays for him or her — one that you can afford but that is also timeless and chic? Look no further than the all-new collection of affordable Baume & Mericer Classima watches called “MyClassima.” The new collection is being released just for the holidays, with all watches reatiling for less than $1,000. The first Classima watches were inspired by a design from a 1940’s museum piece found in the Baume & Mercier archives.  Over the years, the brand has continued to refresh and enliven the collection. In fact, you can read about last year’s redesign here.  Today, the brand has reinterpreted the design in a watch priced from $990 — perfect for the…

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Three Terrific Corum Bubble Watches of 2016: Bubble Game; Bubble Dani Olivieri

 |  November 29th, 2016

We have written about Corum often here before. The brand has a rich Swiss history with a number of iconic watches in its past. In fact, this is the brand renowned for its famed Coin watches, wherein a coin is actually sliced in half and the movement placed between the halves. It is also the brand famous for the Bubble watch– an oversized domed-crystal watch that was first introduced several decades ago. Recently, Corum has gone to extensive lengths tor re-intorduce the Bubble watch with concepts and dials perfect for today’s discovering watch lover. Among them: cards, games, The Joker, and even artistic renditions done in collaboration with a variety of artists. Here, we bring you a lookout three of our…

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Cartier Unveils Sneak Peek at 3 SIHH 2017 Watches: Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour, Panthere Joueuse

 |  November 28th, 2016

  For years, Cartier has been elevating its level of fine haute horlogerie watchmaking – unveiling some of the most complicated and mesmerizing watches on the market. Today, the brand brought us – one of the few members of the global press that is part of its fine watchmaking “club” — a sneak peek at three new timepieces that will be fully unveiled at SIHH 2017. Each of these three watches embody a signature look from the brand: the Mystery, the Skeleton and the beloved Panther. Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon For the first time ever, Cartier blends the two complications of the minute repeater and the mystery hour watch – in a daring beauty that bears…

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