Sexy Has Never Looked So Good: Roger Dubuis Brings Corsets, Fishnet Stockings and Mink to the new Velvet Haute Couture Watch Line

 |  October 18th, 2014

Sorry men, but our sister site, www.watchseduction.com, brought some pretty sexy looking watches for women to the forefront and we just have to give them a shout out here. The new Roger Dubuis Velvet Haute Couture watches are a deft blend of mechanics, watchmaking prowess, gem setting and – let’s face it – – super sexy straps. The new collection– each series made in a limited edition of just 88 pieces — consists of the Velvet Haute Couture Mink (on a mink strap, naturally), Corsetry (leather with a stunning laced corset design), and Passementerie (a striking fishnet-like look).  The daring 36mm watches all house the mechanical in-house-made RD821 movements with 172 parts.  For those who want to indulge a little…

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Watch Industry Veteran Journalist Roberta Naas Shares True Views on Time, Watches, Brands and Much More in an Exclusive Podcast Interview

 |  October 17th, 2014

For those who want an insider’s view on leaders, legend-makers and visionaries in the watch industry – you may want to settle down with a cup of coffee, or a glass of scotch and listen to the just-released pod-cast interview with Roberta Naas – 30-year watch veteran journalist. Far be it from us to harangue you for 40 minutes with talk about the watch industry, but, if you are interested in hearing a little about how I got started in this field, how the watch industry has evolved over the past three decades, and what is important today —  you may be interested in listening to a portion of the 40-minute podcast I took part in recently with Amit Dev Handa…

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Introducing the Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime: Ref. 5175 the most Complicated Patek Wristwatch yet with 1,366 movement parts and 20 complications

 |  October 13th, 2014

There is so much to tell about the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Yesterday, we wrote HERE about what it is that makes this brand so special – the milestones in watchmaking history it has achieved. We have a lot more to say about that, but for now, we get right to the business at hand – as we know full well the world is waiting for the big reveal. Tonight, with 300 global journalists present in Geneva at the Patek Philippe workshops – the Sterns (father Philippe and son Thierry) unveiled the amazing new creations that commemorate the brand’s 175th anniversary. They are many and they are superb. As such, we have decided to hold most of the unveilings…

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A Look at the 175 Years that Shaped Patek Philippe Into Today’s Watchmaking Benchmark

 |  October 13th, 2014

Today, in Geneva, Patek Philippe – long-regarded as the pinnacle of Swiss horology — begins what is a weeklong celebration of its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion of the brand’s founding in 1839, Patek Philippe is hosting celebration events that include the unveiling of commemorative anniversary timepieces that just may rock the watchmaking world. Let’s not forget that for the brand’s 150th anniversary in 1989, the commemorative watch inspire by the momentous occasion was the famed Caliber 89. In fact, I remember well the unveiling of that watch. In fact, I searched through some of my old – very old – paper press clippings to find one of my interviews with Mr. Stern — then brand president — about the brand’s desire…

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Jaquet Droz Restores History in Pocket Watch Project

 |  October 9th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold Watchmaking is an industry that highly values tradition and paying homage to a rich history. One LaChaux de Fonds Swiss brand that deeply understands this is Jaquet Droz. This year, the brand pays tribute to its past with a host of impressive endeavors. For instance, the brand has a special historical exhibit on display in Las Vegas – which you can read about here. Additionally, this year, Jaquet Droz will introduce a unique pocket watch, incorporating antique and modern components, into their museum. Not only does this piece from Jaquet Droz represent their truly impeccable level of finishing, but it embodies their mechanical expertise, and their ability to bring any fan of watchmaking on a journey back…

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