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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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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