8 Amazing “Year of the Monkey” Watches Celebrate the Chinese New Year (Slide show)

 |  February 8th, 2016

If you look back though the past month, we have brought you a close up look at several of the amazing new watches unveiled to celebrate today’s Chinese New Year. This year, the year of the Monkey, honors the clever monkey, whose job it was to guard the Imperial garden of peaches — said to give eternal life. Instead, the smart monkey ate the peaches — and today is a symbol of good luck and long life. Top watch brands — most of which annually celebrate the Chinese New Year with a new timepiece — unveil elaborate artistic “year of the monkey”  watches. Among the standouts: Vacheron Constantin (full details here), Ulysse Nardin (read more details here), Chopard (read about it…

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Super Bowl 50 Watch: 4 Great Super Bowl 50 Watches that Show Your Colors

 |  February 6th, 2016

With Super Bowl 50 here – it’s time to think about some rugged sport watches. Let’s face it; if you look up NFL watches, most of them are about $250 quartz watches that just don’t seem to pack a punch. Conversely, if you Google Super Watches on the internet and check out the images, you get a bunch of pretty super high-end watches – images ranging from HYT to Breitling, Hysek and Parmigiani Fleurier. Since none of these seem fitting of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos – we thought it would be fun to pick a couple of great watches to wear on Super Bowl Sunday– two each for the men and the women (though the women’s choices…

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Cartier Unveils All-New Drive de Cartier Collection at SIHH 2016 (prices)

 |  February 5th, 2016

By Samantha Walsh This January at the annual SIHH, Cartier unveiled a completely new line, the Drive de Cartier– designed for those who appreciates cars and have a penchant for style and freedom. This marks the second consecutive year that Cartier has launched an all-new collection (in2015, the brand launched Cle’ de Cartier). In a signature cushion-shaped case with a taut linear design inspired by the interiors of fine automobiles, the Drive de Cartier watch continues the longstanding brand tradition of watches with distinctive shapes. Offered, depending on f the version, in steel or in pink gold, the Drive de Cartier line is powered by three calibers. The small complication features the 1904-PS MC caliber. It is based on the 1904-MC that  was…

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Buy the new Panerai PAM786 Luminor 8 Days Boxed Set — Before the Paneristi Get Them All

 |  February 3rd, 2016

This may sound strange to say, since there are so many young pups in the watch writing business today, but I was there when Panerai launched. No, I don’t mean back in 1860 when Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker’s shop in Florence, but in 1993 when Officine Panerai (under the leadership of Angelo Bonati) unveiled its first modern-day collection of limited-edition watches (Luminor, Luminor Marina and Mare Nostrom) to the world. I remember when, four years later, the astute Vendome Group (today, Richemont Group) acquired the brand and began taking it to international levels. I have even been to Florence to see the original workshops and have spent many a long hour talking with Bonati about the direction Panerai has…

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Fast Focus: Introducing Piaget’s “Year of the Monkey” Altiplano Cloisonné Watch

 |  February 1st, 2016

Over the past month or so, we have been bringing you a close up look at all of the new watches that celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Today, we present the Piaget Limited Edition Year of the Monkey watch. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (which begins next week), Piaget presents the playful monkey, the ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac, in a beautiful Cloisonné Enamel dial. Cased in the brand’s Altiplano watch, the newest piece in the brand’s   “Art & Excellence” collection is bedecked in diamonds for added appeal. For the creation of this watch, Piaget turned to renowned master enameller Anita Porchet, who has brought the previous Chinese zodiac, signs to life for Piaget (dragon, serpent, horse, goat).…

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