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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It Takes More than 1200 Hours to Build the All-New Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic (Unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2014)

 |  September 29th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold Roger Dubuis, the only 100% Poincon de Genève certified manufacture, has just announced its latest haute horology creation, the Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic. As the collection’s name would suggest, this piece is an homage watch, but not in the way it’s often seen within the industry. Roger Dubuis is not only paying tribute to an iconic design, but also they are honoring are historical traditions of watchmaking, and the notable individuals who have helped perpetuate this craft. The Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon showcases just about all of the brand’s horological know-how in a way that is aesthetically audacious, yet refined and sophisticated. Mechanically speaking, this piece is an absolute work of art. As such, the brand…

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Introducing the Montblanc Metamorphosis II, A Theatrical Performance on the Wrist — To Be Officially Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Exhibition

 |  September 27th, 2014

Starting Monday in Hong Kong the worlds’ second annual Watches & Wonders Exhibition is taking place with top Swiss brands unveiling – well – top watches and extreme wonders that will have aficionados chomping at the bit. One such timepiece is the all-new Montblanc Metamorphosis II. The complex watch houses one of the most complicated movements ever developed and designed in Montblanc’s Villeret workshops. The mechanical movement not only consists of a whopping 746 components – each finely finished by hand – but also is protected by several patents. Four years in the research and development, the new watch recalls the original Metamorphosis I that was unveiled to the world in 2010 and first demonstrated the concept of overlaid dials…

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A. Lange & Sohne Unveils New Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite Watch to Celebrate NYC Boutique Opening

 |  September 26th, 2014

  For those who love this extraordinary German brand, it may thrill you to know that there is now an A. Lange & Söhne boutique in the city that never sleeps. A brand that produces an exclusive number of timepieces per year (some say fewer than 5,000), A. Lange & Sohne is hardly accessible to just anyone.  However, with the new boutique, even if you can’t afford to buy an A. Lange & Sohne timepiece, you can now stop in and gape — and see the new  timepiece made exclusively for the New York store.   Indeed, last night we attended the Grand Opening celebration in the exquisite more than 2,500-square-foot two-story-high space at 785 Madison Ave. The store was  packed full of…

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Jaquet Droz Brings History to Life with Las Vegas Watch Exhibition

 |  September 25th, 2014

If you live in or are visiting Las Vegas from September 30th through to November 12th, we have something you won’t want to miss. Jaquet Droz is celebrating 275 years of history with an incredible exhibit called the Enchanted Journey. The exhibit – held in front of the Tourbillon Boutique in The Shops at Crystals, is a traveling display of the brand’s magnificent masterpieces – from watches, to automatons and singing birds. he concept is to enable sophisticated watch lovers and collectors the opportunity to discovers all the facets of Swiss watchmaking and understand how the brand manages to preserve its heritage. This journey through time focuses on classic 18th century designs and brings it through to contemporary works.   Exclusive models…

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