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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Fast Focus: Meet The Ultimate Light Weight: Montblanc Pythagore TimeWalker Ultra-Light Concept Watch

 |  May 23rd, 2016

On our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, we offer an in-depth look at this  ultra-light-weight Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch –that weighs in at 14.88 grams (just about half an ounce). The one-of-a-kind watch is dedicated to the brand’s ambassador Lin Dan, world-famous badminton champion and two-time Olympic champion, who helped design the piece – -and it may well be the world’s lightest weight  mechanical watch. The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch offers hours, minutes, small seconds, and 50 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with an all-new movement, the Montblanc Mechanical Caliber MB M62.48, which is based on the Minerva Pythagore movement from 1943, but has been totally updated. The 153-part movement is skeletonized and features bridges…

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Panerai Gets Its Due: Meet the Luminor Due Series

 |  May 23rd, 2016

Last week in Florence, Panerai — with roots in that city — unveiled the all-new Luminor Due.The line features an  all-new case that, while  inspired by the classic Luminor of the 1950’s, offers updated appeal. Details such as thickness of case were changed — making the case slimmer and lighter in weight. Additionally, all of the models are powered by either a hand-wound  P1000 movement or by an automatic caliber with three days of power reserve. The Due series is not a dive watch line; instead, the watches are water resistant to 30 meters.  Among the timepieces making their debut:  the 42mm hand-wind Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio, measuring 10.5mm thin and offered in steel or rose gold and retailing for $10,700 in steel…

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Possibly the World’s Most Expensive Evening Bag: Harry Winston The New York Companion

 |  May 20th, 2016

It isn’t every day that a woman gets to step out on the town bedecked in her finest jewels from head to toe, but with the newest evening bag from Harry Winston, The New York Companion evening bag, she will steal the limelight from any Red Carpet star.  This year at Baselworld 2016, Harry Winston unveiled something quite  a bit different in the bejeweled evening bag — finished with  a hidden watch dial at the clasp. The stunning Object of Art and purpose embraces Harry Winston’s New York roots and its high-jewelry spirit.  The evening bag is set with 486 diamonds weighing 36.67 carats, 3.22 carats of emeralds and 1.62 carats of rubies against a black background in a design…

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4 Top Artisans Contribute to the Making of the Near Half-Million-Dollar Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition

 |  May 18th, 2016

Not a name you ever expected to grace our “Haute Time” pages, Seiko Watch Corporation makes the list this year by introducing the brand’s first-ever tourbillon in the Credor brand. Additionally, it is a pretty impressive timepiece thanks to its three-dimensional artistic presentation. The Credor Tourbillon, with dramatic engraving and lacquer work, recalls the famed huge waves and views of Mt. Fuji that have impacted Japanese culture since the dawn of time. The Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition houses the ultra-thin tourbillon Caliber 6830, which measures 3.98,mm in thinness and is the brands first-ever tourbillon movement (based on thee Caliber 6830, whose base is just 1.98mm thick).   The famed “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” with a view of Mt. Fuji in the…

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