Piaget Unveils Vintage-Inspired Black Tie Watches for Pre-SIHH 2015: Men, You May Feel Slighted

 |  October 23rd, 2014

Yesterday we got the opportunity to spend some time previewing watches that will make their official debut in January at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva. Among them: Piaget. While we bring you a sneak-peek here at the newest vintage-inspired Black Tie watch from Piaget – we warn you, men, you may feel slighted. In fact, if you click over to our sister site, WatchSeduction, you will see the stunning depth the brand goes to for the Pre-SIHH women’s pieces. With a rich cultural history and daring watch designs in its archives, it is no wonder Piaget looked to its archives from half a century ago for inspiration. It was a time when Piaget was turning heads with its visionary free-spirited…

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Panerai Launches Radiomir Revolution

 |  October 21st, 2014

By Isaac Wingold Panerai is one brand that has a truly unique and loyal following. The faithful, or “Paneristi” as they call themselves, are the Italian watchmaker’s ultimate diehard fans who center their collections on the oversized, vintage dive-watch-inspired pieces. If the ‘risti have been following current watch news, they’d surely be excited by the brand’s latest announcements. With a plethora of additions made to the Luminor collection back in 2013, this year Panerai brings a strong focus back to the iconic Radiomir collection. What are arguably the most newsworthy and interesting new unveilings from Panerai are the 45mm PAM 572 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic in steel, and PAM573 (the rose gold version). Dubbed the “Radiomir 1940” collection, these…

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Sexy Has Never Looked So Good: Roger Dubuis Brings Corsets, Fishnet Stockings and Mink to the new Velvet Haute Couture Watch Line

 |  October 18th, 2014

Sorry men, but our sister site, www.watchseduction.com, brought some pretty sexy looking watches for women to the forefront and we just have to give them a shout out here. The new Roger Dubuis Velvet Haute Couture watches are a deft blend of mechanics, watchmaking prowess, gem setting and – let’s face it – – super sexy straps. The new collection– each series made in a limited edition of just 88 pieces — consists of the Velvet Haute Couture Mink (on a mink strap, naturally), Corsetry (leather with a stunning laced corset design), and Passementerie (a striking fishnet-like look).  The daring 36mm watches all house the mechanical in-house-made RD821 movements with 172 parts.  For those who want to indulge a little…

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils One of the Most Complicated Watches Ever: Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica at Watches & Wonders 2014

 |  October 16th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson  Vacheron Constantin sits among the holy enclave of watch manufacturers. Its name, when mentioned to a group of studied horologists, will elicit reverenced oohs and ahs. Vacheron was founded in in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, and is one of the oldest watch brands in existence and the only one as old to boast an uninterrupted watchmaking history.  It has survived the French Revolution, world wars, the quartz crisis of the 70s and disco. Today, Vacheron Constantin continues to be at the forefront of horology, and –at the recent Watches & Wonders 2014 show –announced a bevy of new releases. Top among them, however, is the incredibly complicated  Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica. Driven by the manually wound caliber 2755-B1, the…

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Introducing the Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime: Ref. 5175 the most Complicated Patek Wristwatch yet with 1,366 movement parts and 20 complications

 |  October 13th, 2014

There is so much to tell about the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Yesterday, we wrote HERE about what it is that makes this brand so special – the milestones in watchmaking history it has achieved. We have a lot more to say about that, but for now, we get right to the business at hand – as we know full well the world is waiting for the big reveal. Tonight, with 300 global journalists present in Geneva at the Patek Philippe workshops – the Sterns (father Philippe and son Thierry) unveiled the amazing new creations that commemorate the brand’s 175th anniversary. They are many and they are superb. As such, we have decided to hold most of the unveilings…

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