A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite Watch Review

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Retailing for just about half a million dollars, the A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite watch is truly something to marvel at. The mega-complicated watch now also includes a perpetual calendar. The A. Lange & Sohne  Pour le Mérite line was first launched in 1994 and has seen a number of additions to the family since then, with each new piece more daring and innovative then the last. The first piece ever released was the Tourbillon Pour Le Merite, and it came equipped with fusée-and-chain transmission. Then, 2005 saw a new model released with the complications of the original and the addition of a chronograph with Rattrapante function. The release was the manufacturer’s most complicated watch at…

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Louis Moinet Mobilis Double Tourbillon Automaton Watch Review

 |  February 17th, 2017

Every once in a while we see something that truly stands out from the rest — not just because it is different, but also because of its inherent beauty and craftsmanship. Such is the case with the Louis Moinet Mobilis Double Tourbillon Automaton watch that we got to spend some time with in Geneva recently. We shouldn’t be too surprised that this watch is incredible, after all we are dealing with the inventor of the world’s first chronograph. Here we bring a review of this timepiece from start to finish. Mobilis is the first Double Tourbillon watch whose function is to power a watch complication – the first patent application of its kind. To accomplish this, two large tourbillon cages…

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The Truth Behind Audemars Piguet’s 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches Unveiled at SIHH 2017

 |  February 15th, 2017

From the mid-1970’s and all the way through to the late 1980’s, Audemars Piguet used a host of different methods to make its watches more exciting – mesh bracelets, link bracelets and specially hammered gold bracelets that gave a textured appeal to the timepiece. Perhaps those hammered gold watches were the inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak watches from Audemars Piguet unveiled earlier this year at SIHH. Truth be told, though, those early hammered gold watches were not as sophisticated in looks as the new “Frosted Gold” watches, but they are hammered. In fact, back in 1976, the brand’s top designer, Jacqueline Dimier, interpreted the Royal Oak for women for the first time. Now,…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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Richard Mille Unveils RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set Women’s Watch: SIHH 2017

 |  February 6th, 2017

Independent watch brand, Richard Mille, had a lot of news and great product at this year’s SIHH — including another great new look of women. Working with high-tech materials yet again, Mille unveils two new watches made of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®) carbon — this time set with diamonds. A master at high-tech materials, Mille shows his ingenuity in the new RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set women’s watch with diamonds. While last year Mille mixed NTPT(R) carbon with gold, this year he went about figuring out how to get the carbon material workable enough to set it with diamonds.   Because the material is composed of layer after layer of carbon fiber filaments, infused with reset and woven on a machine, the finish of the…

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