Introducing the Distinguished and Daring Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

 |  March 5th, 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre knows how to pack a big punch in such a small space. The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 does just that and more.  At first glance this new chronograph may seem a bit congested and a tad confusing, but once you get to know the formula behind Jaeger-LeCoultre’s unique design you’ll fall in love with its bold new take on an old favorite. The watch itself is powered by the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 780, with an impressive 569 parts and 70 jewels. contains a wide variety of functions that normally designate a watch to be quite complicated. Among them, chronograph, digital instant chronograph, second time zone indication and more. However, Jaeger-LeCoultre has added some pretty cool alternative layouts…

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils Harmony to Celebrate its 260th Anniversary

 |  March 4th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson In honor of 260 years of continuous production (the longest of any manufacturer), Vacheron Constantin has unveiled a new line of timepieces under the banner name, Harmony. The line will feature a cushion shaped case and a design that is inspired by a yellow gold chronograph produced in 1928. However, the modern realization takes advantage of its case construction, curves and lines to help reflect light — revealing multiple facets of the watch.  Additionally, Vacheron Constantin has developed all new calibers for these watches – attesting to its dedication to perfection and excellence, which has fueled the brand for 260 years. The initial launch consists of both small and medium complications, as well as a  Grande complication. We…

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MMT – A Swiss Joint Venture Finally Develops A Watch That Is Smart (with Frederique Constant and Alpina)

 |  March 2nd, 2015

When you think watches, you think something that can stand up to the test of time. A personal item with an emotional attachment you can pass down from generation to generation. And when you think technology you think something that is ever-changing. An item made to be obsolete, to be replaced just months later. It seems a technologically advanced watch is counterintuitive, contradictory. Making a smartwatch is almost an oxymoron.  How can you have a timepiece rooted in tradition, beauty, precision and passion and have it also be equipped with the most up-to-date technological functions? Well, now you can. The new Swiss Horological Smartwatch Platform from Geneva-based Manufacture Modules Technologies (MMT) is the answer. The new Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered by MotionX(R),…

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Pure Ingenuity – Introducing Armin Strom’s Pure Skeleton Air and Earth

 |  February 26th, 2015

The elegance of a timepiece is often hidden behind an exquisite dial sometimes leaving the inner workings of a watch largely mysterious.  However, Armin Strom’s Skeleton Pure collection reveals the mastery inside its device without losing the stylish appeal of a tasteful dial. We’ve touched on the  Skeleton Pure Fire and Water models here in the past but as we gear up for the 2015 Baselworld Fair, we’d like to reflect the ingenuity and precision that makes Armin Strom so spectacular. Plated with rhodium, one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals,  the ARM09-S calibre is displayed in a very three-dimensional manner thanks to the incredible skeletonization and coloration of the main plate via PVD.  The Skeleton Pure Air (crafted in titanium, referencing…

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Close-Up with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – You’ll Be Star Struck

 |  February 25th, 2015

We know Jaeger-LeCoultre has a rich heritage of perfecting the technical skill and craftsmanship that makes an extraordinary timepiece. This is a brand that continually reaches for the stars in its efforts to create works of art that are truly inventive and innovative. Such is the case with the newly released 2015 edition of the  Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication.  We wrote about a diamond-studded version of this piece late last year, and you can read the nitty gritty technical details about it here. But the newest watch has us even more bedazzled. The name itself pays full respect to the complexity that lies inside. This newer version is equipped with the same great movement and technical details as the previous edition, the caliber  945.…

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