Hands On with the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Purely Beautiful in its Newest Rendition

 |  November 10th, 2015

We have written about Armin Strom here many times before. It is a brand we respect for its dedication to watchmaking and remaining true to its values.  Now, we are thrilled to bring you the newest Skeleton Pure watch as presented just a couple of weeks ago at the WatchTime New York event. A fascinating work of mechanical prowess and alluring architecture, the new 18-karat white gold watch features   a movement with layered construction of the components. Made in house, the  Calibre ARM09-S is skeletonized,  and the bridges are highly accentuated in bold blue thanks to a special three-dimensional PVD colorization. Trained artisans meticulously plate the bridges with rhodium in the workshop’s dedicated electroplating department to protect the color and lustre of the…

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Don’t Miss the WatchTime Exhibition in New York this Week — and other NYC Watch Happenings

 |  October 18th, 2015

This fall is chocked full of great events for watch lovers — especially those in or traveling to New York City. Of particular note is the WatchTime exhibition, held by one of America’s leading watch-specialty publications, WatchTime Magazine. Beginning on Friday evening the 23rd of October with a cocktail event and some presentations, the event continues all day Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm — guests can view a star-studded line up of 15 luxury watch brands. Held at Manhattan’s elegant  Gotham Hall, the exhibit will showcase some timepieces never before seen in the USA. Watch lovers can mingle with brand executives, industry experts and watch afficiaonados.  Both days will feature presentations and Q&A opportunities with  WatchTime editor-in-chief and veteran…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Geophysic® True Second and Universal Time Watches at Watches & Wonders 2015

 |  September 29th, 2015

It is hard to believe that nearly three months ago, I got to see the newest watches we are talking about here in person in New York. It was a sneak preview and I was not allowed to breathe a word about it to anyone. At that point- being one of the first in the world to put my hands on the watch – I wasn’t even allowed to take pictures. But that’s ok – because I got to see, touch and feel one of the most exciting new watches to come on the market of late: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic ® True Second ® Watch. While Jaeger-LeCoultre is unveiling two new pieces to its milestone Geophysic® collection, the Geophysic® True…

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A. Lange & Sohne Unveils Stunning White Gold 1815 Chronograph at Watches & Wonders 2015

 |  September 29th, 2015

At Watches & Wonders this week, A. Lange & Sohne introduces some exciting new timepieces, one of which is the absolutely stunning 1815 Chronograph in  a special boutique edition in 18-karat white gold with a argente’  dial and blue numerals and pulsometer scale. The new case/dial color combo is both bold and alluring. Since 2010, the 1815 Chronograph, with Arabic numerals and railway-track minute scale, has stood as a benchmark, a design winner that blends the charisma of A. Lange & Söhne’s coveted pocket watches with today’s wrist watches.  The new watch, in honor of the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, features an argenté-colored dial made in solid silver. The pulsometer, used to measure heart-rate, is activated by stopping the time while counting 30 heartbeats. Then, on…

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Vicenzaoro Celebrates 10th Anniversary at JCK with Fashion Show

 |  June 13th, 2015

At the recent JCK show in Las Vegas (we wrote about the watches of the shows here on Thursday), the Vicenzaoro Italian jewelry show also celebrated — with a stunning fashion show of jewels and gowns that marked the Fiere di Vicenza’s 10th anniversary in Vegas. With an exhibition format entitled VicenzaOro, I love it!, the event was a hit.  In fact, this year  Fiera di Vicenza brought more than 130 top jewelry brands to the JCK Show in Las Vegas to show off its gold and jewellery products and Made-in-Italy values. During the Vegas Shows, three key trends for 2016 emerged strong in jewelry, including artistic designs, open and airy gold, and dramatic gemstones — all of which were seen on the  “Italian Trend…

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