6 Great Green Rolex Watches to Bring the Luck of the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day

 |  March 17th, 2015

Today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day — also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. It is a day on which  those who celebrate wear green – the color associated with Ireland since the 1600’s.  The cultural and religious celebration honors the death date of Saint Patrick (AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity to the country. For many around the world, it is a day of feasting on traditional Irish food (including corned beef, potatoes and Irish soda bread) and for wearing green. So, watch lovers and Rolex lovers — we’ve got just the right green for you: six great green watches from Rolex – the brand whose signature color is green. I’m guessing…

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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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Supermodel Bar Refaeli to be the Face of New Hublot Big Bang Broderie Campaign

 |  February 19th, 2015

Last week in New York, Hublot executives and brand ambassadors gathered n New York at the brand’s flagship store to celebrate. The occasion: Supermodel Bar Refaeli joins the rich lineup of brand ambassadors (including Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Pele, Usain Bolt and others) for Hublot. Internationally renowned, Bar Refaeli made her debut as a Supermodel in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and has appeared in many a publication since. She is the new face of the brand’s all-new Big Bang Broderie women’s watch line, unveiled in Geneva last month and set to make a grand appearance at BaselWorld. The new campaign is photographed by photographer Chen Man and depicts the brand’s Art of Fusion concept…

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A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

 |  January 14th, 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started in 1991. Interestingly enough, I was there. In fact, except for the year my daughter was born, I have been to every single SIHH and have watched the show morph, grow and become the luxury exhibition it is today. I remember when the announcement was made that Cartier was leaving the Basel Fair and participating in the new luxury show slated to make its debut in Geneva…

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