SIHH 2016: Meet the Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P Mechanical Quartz Watch

 |  January 20th, 2016

  What happens when an iconic luxury watch brand with a legendary history in ultra thin mechanical watches, as well as in the quartz revolution decides to marry its  feats?  The answer lies with Piaget, here at the 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), where we are taking a closer look at the newest Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P Mechanical Quartz watch. Yes, that’s right, “Mechanical Quartz.” The new limited edition concept watch is inspired by the brand’s rich heritage – four decades – in creating ultra-thin movements. The new 700P is a descendant of the 7P caliber—Piaget’s first in-house-made ultra-thin quartz movement unveiled inn 1976 in the height of the quartz revolution. It should be noted here that…

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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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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 2015 (Pre-SIHH 2016, prices,past versions)

 |  December 7th, 2015

Today in Dresden, A. Lange & Sohne unveiled the all-new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst at the jubilee celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand A. Lange, founder of the Saxony brand. The new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst (the fifth in the series started in 2011) embraces two patents from the Saxony brand: Zero-Reset (first launched in 1997) paired with the stop-seconds device for the tourbillon that was introduced in 2008.   By combining these two functions, the brand offers wearers the ability to set the timepiece to within one-second accuracy. What sets this 2015 Handwerkskunst apart from last year’s version is the exceptional black-rhodium finished pink gold dial. The stunning work of art sports a mottled “tremblage” engraved motif. A single…

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On the Track at Sebring International Raceway during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final (slideshow – 30 original images)

 |  November 27th, 2015

I just have to say it: there may be nothing as exhilarating as driving at high speeds in a Lamborghini Huracan on one of America’s most historic race tracks, Sebring International. Last weekend, I had the chance not only to accompany a racecar driver around the track for hot laps (top speed 155), but also to drive the track myself in a Lamborghini (top speed 134 – but only because I had some drivers behind me trying to pass and the very short straightaway got shorter faster). The incredible experience was all part of a weekend trip with Blancpain to witness the   2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final – where 66 Lamborghinis from around the world competed for the…

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