Famed Photographer Steve McCurry and Vacheron Constantin Unveil new Overseas Tour Destinations, Images

 |  September 2nd, 2016

Earlier this year, we had the distinct privilege of introducing readers to the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tour with famed photographer Steve McCurry.  As the brand has revamped its much-loved Overseas collection, it has also embarked on an around-the-world tour, wherein McCurry travels to a dozen places to bring his perspective on time and travel to new heights in photographs that will be used to help distinguish the new Overseas  collection as a travelers companion. In the first half of 2016, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the first six destinations. Now, the company unveils the second half a dozen locations McCurry is photographing and releases a some of those images.Here we bring you a quick look at those six locations. Moscow: Red Square seen…

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A Close-Up Look at the Record-Setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

 |  June 7th, 2016

Earlier this year, at Baselworld 2016, a number of world records were set. One of the most alluring may well be the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater watch — setting the world record as the thinnest hand-wound minute repeater on the market.   Part of the ultra-thin Octo collection, the  Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater houses the complicated 362-part Caliber 362, which measures just 3.12 mm thin. Even when cased, the watch is still majestically slim at 6.85 mm. Several years in the making, the watch required the brand’s horological experts to start from scratch, building an all-new ultra-slim movement with the most  melodious and beautiful chiming sound as any other watch larger in size.  The Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater offers crystal…

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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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