We’re Off to See the Wizards, the Wonderful Wizards of SIHH 2017 — and a Peek Inside

 |  January 13th, 2017

Ok, so today we officially close the office, put the team on high alert to focus on social media and head off to Geneva for the 2017 SIHH — the 27th edition of the by-invitation-only exhibition, and a show we have attended since it first opened. This year marks a number of firsts for this luxury expo, including the fact that for one day, at the end of the show, it will open its doors to the public  (for  70 Swiss Francs) — something never done before. Additionally, this year the exhibition houses 30 luxury brands (see the entire list below), including Richemont brands and independents. A Look Inside  the SIHH Exhibition While we look forward to seeing so many new…

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A Look at Three Terrific Rooster Watches for the Chinese New Year (Chopard, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin)

 |  January 12th, 2017

Following in our theme of celebrating the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rooster — we bring you a look at three more terrific Year of the Rooster watches. These beauties come from Piaget, Chopard and Vacheron Constantin — all of which have been creating Chinese Zodiac watches for years. Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art the legend of the Chinese Zodiac Vacheron Constantin actually releases  two renditions of its Métiers d’Art “Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” watches  this year, as is typical for the brand. One version is created in rose gold with orange tone and the other in white gold with blue tones. Each carries the  Hallmark of Geneva certification  attesting to its high standards of craftsmanship and each…

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Piaget has Starring Role in New ‘Jackie’ Movie with Natalie Portman

 |  December 13th, 2016

In the new film about the Jackie Kennedy — the last four days before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated — Natalie Portman, who plays Jackie, wears the original Piaget watch with jade dial that Jackie wore. Jackie Kennedy was one of the most popular and most photographed First Ladies of the 20th century and owning an outstanding green jade dial Piaget watch was indicative of her personal statement. She was known for her elegant fashions and accessories that bred an iconic style. The new movie, directed by Pablo Larrain is a blend of fact and fiction, and in several scenes throughout the movie, Portman is seen wearing the original watch that Jackie Kennedy wore during that era. Featuring an oval…

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Affordable Watches: Baume & Mercier MyClassima — Under $1,000 and in Stores Now

 |  November 30th, 2016

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays for him or her — one that you can afford but that is also timeless and chic? Look no further than the all-new collection of affordable Baume & Mericer Classima watches called “MyClassima.” The new collection is being released just for the holidays, with all watches reatiling for less than $1,000. The first Classima watches were inspired by a design from a 1940’s museum piece found in the Baume & Mercier archives.  Over the years, the brand has continued to refresh and enliven the collection. In fact, you can read about last year’s redesign here.  Today, the brand has reinterpreted the design in a watch priced from $990 — perfect for the…

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Cartier Unveils Sneak Peek at 3 SIHH 2017 Watches: Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour, Panthere Joueuse

 |  November 28th, 2016

  For years, Cartier has been elevating its level of fine haute horlogerie watchmaking – unveiling some of the most complicated and mesmerizing watches on the market. Today, the brand brought us – one of the few members of the global press that is part of its fine watchmaking “club” — a sneak peek at three new timepieces that will be fully unveiled at SIHH 2017. Each of these three watches embody a signature look from the brand: the Mystery, the Skeleton and the beloved Panther. Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon For the first time ever, Cartier blends the two complications of the minute repeater and the mystery hour watch – in a daring beauty that bears…

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