8 Amazing “Year of the Monkey” Watches Celebrate the Chinese New Year (Slide show)

 |  February 8th, 2016

If you look back though the past month, we have brought you a close up look at several of the amazing new watches unveiled to celebrate today’s Chinese New Year. This year, the year of the Monkey, honors the clever monkey, whose job it was to guard the Imperial garden of peaches — said to give eternal life. Instead, the smart monkey ate the peaches — and today is a symbol of good luck and long life. Top watch brands — most of which annually celebrate the Chinese New Year with a new timepiece — unveil elaborate artistic “year of the monkey”  watches. Among the standouts: Vacheron Constantin (full details here), Ulysse Nardin (read more details here), Chopard (read about it…

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Super Bowl 50 Watch: 4 Great Super Bowl 50 Watches that Show Your Colors

 |  February 6th, 2016

With Super Bowl 50 here – it’s time to think about some rugged sport watches. Let’s face it; if you look up NFL watches, most of them are about $250 quartz watches that just don’t seem to pack a punch. Conversely, if you Google Super Watches on the internet and check out the images, you get a bunch of pretty super high-end watches – images ranging from HYT to Breitling, Hysek and Parmigiani Fleurier. Since none of these seem fitting of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos – we thought it would be fun to pick a couple of great watches to wear on Super Bowl Sunday– two each for the men and the women (though the women’s choices…

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SIHH 2016: Meet the New Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments Collection

 |  January 21st, 2016

Métiers d’Arts have just escalated in elegance and sophistication thanks to Vacheron Constantin and the all-new  Fabuleaux Ornements collection of timepieces unveiled at this year’s SIHH. The series celebrates the decorative arts of different cultures ranging from Chinese embroidery, to Ottoman architecture, Indian manuscripts and French Lacework. The collection, first launched two years ago, features four models — each combining amazing artistic crafts and technical prowess and each bearing the Hallmark of Geneva. The watches are all powered by the  in-house-made hand-engraved ultra-thin 117-part movement, caliber 1003 SQRH2. The Chinese embroidery version is crafted in 18-karat gold with a dial that is stone (jade) cloisonné with sculpted mother of pearl (and one pink opal) hand-engraved leaves and stems. The watch…

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Cartier, Baur Foundation Bring “Asia Imagined” to Life at this Geneva Exhibition

 |  January 17th, 2016

An incredible exhibit of nearly 250 objects of art with Asian inspiration – more than half of them created by Cartier — draws visitors from around the world to the grand city of Geneva. Opened on November 12th, 2015, and running until February 14th, 2016, the exhibit, “Asia Imagined” is presented by the Baur Foundation in Geneva and is designed to showcase the connective thread between Asia, Cartier and Baur Foundation collections. The exhibit was envisioned as a way to explore Asian art, culture, and design, with a specific look at the Far Eastern influence on Maison Cartier’s creations over the years. Approximately 160 pieces of the Cartier collection are presented, alongside almost 100 pieces from the Baur Foundation —…

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Don’t Miss The Luxury of Time Exhibition at the MET, NY, Now

 |  January 11th, 2016

The New Year is filled with grand surprises and for watch lovers and historian buffs of time – If you are planning to visit the Big Apple anytime soon — you will love this one.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) has a huge display recently installed that will have you marveling. The Luxury of Time: European Clocks and Watches exhibit opened in late November and will run through March 27, 2016. The exhibit draws on the Museum’s extensive holdings of French, English, Dutch, German, and Swiss horological instruments from the 16th through the 19th centuries. These incredible decorative clocks and watches were acquired primarily as objects of art or specialized pieces of furniture, and now they come together in the Wrightsman…

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