3 Reasons to Love the New MB&F Legacy Machine: LM1 Silberstein, Made with Alain Silberstein (prices)

 |  May 25th, 2016

A few months ago in Basel, we met with MB&F and got a sneak peek at the all-new Legacy Machine LM1 Silberstein – but the watch was under embargo – until now. The reasons we love this watch are multi-fold and run the gamut from admiring the work of Alain Silberstein and MB&F for years to just simply loving the Legacy Machine in general. However, there are three important facts that stand out about this watch and this Performance Art collaboration – making it quite special and undeniably loveable (not to mention collectible). 1 – Alain  Silberstein. First of all, while Alain Silberstein currently designs timepieces for brands – and this is not his first collaboration with MB&F – he…

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4 Top Artisans Contribute to the Making of the Near Half-Million-Dollar Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition

 |  May 18th, 2016

Not a name you ever expected to grace our “Haute Time” pages, Seiko Watch Corporation makes the list this year by introducing the brand’s first-ever tourbillon in the Credor brand. Additionally, it is a pretty impressive timepiece thanks to its three-dimensional artistic presentation. The Credor Tourbillon, with dramatic engraving and lacquer work, recalls the famed huge waves and views of Mt. Fuji that have impacted Japanese culture since the dawn of time. The Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition houses the ultra-thin tourbillon Caliber 6830, which measures 3.98,mm in thinness and is the brands first-ever tourbillon movement (based on thee Caliber 6830, whose base is just 1.98mm thick).   The famed “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” with a view of Mt. Fuji in the…

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A. Lange & Sohne, F.P. Journe and Others Offer First-Time Look at New Watches During Madison Avenue Watch Week

 |  April 10th, 2016

Starting this Wednesday, April 13 and running until April 20, watch lovers visiting New York City can expect to see things they’ve never seen before in the U.S. market. In fact, many top brands and retailers are offering first looks at their newest watches (just unveiled in Switzerland earlier this year) during the 6th annual Madison Avenue Watch Week. During this event, which includes retailers residing on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Street, more than a dozen premiere brands will preview their newest  timepieces, host cocktail events, offer demonstrations and discussions.  Fabergé, for instance, will showcase its Grand Prix winning Lady Compliquée Peacock and  men’s Visionnaire Flying Tourbillon watch and Chopard will present a special collection of high-end watches flown in from Geneva. F. P.…

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3 Terrific Skull Watches for Men and Women from Baselworld 2016 (Hublot, Romain Jerome, Fiona Kruger)

 |  March 24th, 2016

In the past few years we have witnessed a renaissance of interest in displaying artistic and stylized skulls on jewelry and even on timepieces. In fact, some watch brands have made entire collections dedicated the skull motif – not just in Gothic renditions, but also in lively, colorful versions that recall festive celebrations of life. Here at BaselWorld 2016, you see several strong interpretations. Hublot, for instance, unveils the Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull watch, a fusion of art, femininity and life.   The Big Bang 41MM Broderie Sugar Skull is a true fashion statement. To depict the very high-styled skull motif on the watch dial and strap, Hublot turns to the art of embroidery – taking its cure from fashion,…

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Baselworld 2016: Three Affordable World Time Watches With Dramatic Details

 |  March 21st, 2016

In today’s world of business and travel, keeping track of time around the world poses a monumental task. However, this task has been recognized and made ever easier by some of the world’s top watch brands. World timer watches that display the time in the key cities around the globe, and GMT watches that tell the time in a second zone, have become among the most sought-after functions in today’s busy world. As such, watchmakers have developed ways to make these timepieces both simply attractive and incredibly user friendly – at affordable values. Here at Baselworld 2016, we are seeing some nice new world time trackers. Offering extreme beauty and value, Cuervo y Sobrinos takes classic design to new levels…

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