A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite Watch Review

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Retailing for just about half a million dollars, the A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite watch is truly something to marvel at. The mega-complicated watch now also includes a perpetual calendar. The A. Lange & Sohne  Pour le Mérite line was first launched in 1994 and has seen a number of additions to the family since then, with each new piece more daring and innovative then the last. The first piece ever released was the Tourbillon Pour Le Merite, and it came equipped with fusée-and-chain transmission. Then, 2005 saw a new model released with the complications of the original and the addition of a chronograph with Rattrapante function. The release was the manufacturer’s most complicated watch at…

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The Truth Behind Audemars Piguet’s 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches Unveiled at SIHH 2017

 |  February 15th, 2017

From the mid-1970’s and all the way through to the late 1980’s, Audemars Piguet used a host of different methods to make its watches more exciting – mesh bracelets, link bracelets and specially hammered gold bracelets that gave a textured appeal to the timepiece. Perhaps those hammered gold watches were the inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak watches from Audemars Piguet unveiled earlier this year at SIHH. Truth be told, though, those early hammered gold watches were not as sophisticated in looks as the new “Frosted Gold” watches, but they are hammered. In fact, back in 1976, the brand’s top designer, Jacqueline Dimier, interpreted the Royal Oak for women for the first time. Now,…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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Richard Mille Unveils RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set Women’s Watch: SIHH 2017

 |  February 6th, 2017

Independent watch brand, Richard Mille, had a lot of news and great product at this year’s SIHH — including another great new look of women. Working with high-tech materials yet again, Mille unveils two new watches made of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®) carbon — this time set with diamonds. A master at high-tech materials, Mille shows his ingenuity in the new RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set women’s watch with diamonds. While last year Mille mixed NTPT(R) carbon with gold, this year he went about figuring out how to get the carbon material workable enough to set it with diamonds.   Because the material is composed of layer after layer of carbon fiber filaments, infused with reset and woven on a machine, the finish of the…

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Cartier Trait d’Eclat High Jeweled Watch: Review of Art and Elegance Unleashed

 |  February 3rd, 2017

There are no words to say what a picture can do by a glance, and as we set about to review the Cartier Trait d’Eclat high jeweled watch – we are even more convinced of this.  This year, Cartier again entrances us with top demonstrations of its amazing haute joaillerie craftsmanship. One of the finest examples is easily the stunning Cartier Trait d’Eclat — one of more than 20 high-jeweled watches unveiled by the brand at SIHH 2017.   Cartier has long had a love affair with fine gemstones, including the big three: rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Back in the 1900’s, the brand designed a host of stunning pieces for royalty around the world, including India, that often utilized bold rubies and emeralds. In…

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