H. Moser & Cie can Only Build 1,000 Watches a Year- Here’s Why (Video)

 |  February 20th, 2015

We have written about H. Moser & Cie before here. The brand regularly impresses us with its technical prowess and classic elegance. Unfortunately, the small independent company can only produce about 1,000 watches a year – for worldwide consumption. If you take a few minutes of your time – and it is well worth it for you to do so — to watch the video below entitled Very Rare Watches, you will understand why this company is so restricted in its watchmaking. The brand’s CEO, Edouard Meylan, explains.

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10 Terrific Cartier Panther Timepieces Unveiled at SIHH 2015 (Slide Show)

 |  February 13th, 2015

The panther is a true symbol of the House of Cartier. The signature animal has become an icon – forever entwined with the brand’s legacy. The feline concept was first used by Cartier on a wristwatch in 1914, when black gemstones and white diamonds formed a pattern that emulated the panther’s coat. When Jeanne Touissant joined Cartier, bringing her inimitable style of elegance, she embraced the panther motif fully– introducing cartier Panthere cigarette cases, necklaces, brooches and more. Today, the Panther is a timeless icon — predatory, elegant, sensual — restrained yet always ready pounce.  Cartier has been able to capture the essence of the wild animal magnificently in timepieces for men and women. This year, the brand unveiled more than…

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Omega Watches Joins Forces with Orbis International to Help the Sightless

 |  February 12th, 2015

By Kyle Kaplan Last week, at the New York Historical Society, OMEGA brand Ambassador, Cindy Crawford, captivated an audience of humanitarians with more than just her signature beauty and OMEGA Constellation Star timepiece. Along with Orbis International, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality eye care and treating preventable blindness, Crawford hosted the premier of “The Hospital in the Sky.” Shot in Trujillo, Peru, this documentary follows Crawford and her daughter, Kaia, on their journey to help restore sight in areas were people suffer from sight impairment, but do not have sufficient access to treatment. To help address this problem, Orbis International created the Flying Eye Hospital, a fully equipped mobile ophthalmic medical facility. The non-profit organization is dedicated to…

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Walking with Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests at ArtBasel Miami with Audemars Piguet (video)

 |  December 22nd, 2014

When Audemars Piguet announced its sponsorship of the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (along with the Peabody Museum), I was thrilled – mostly because I love art and I love the concept of Jansen’s beasts that are made of PVC piping and plastic bottles and walk on the beach – powered by the wind. For details of the partnership and Jansen’s work, read more here.I knew, being the art and watch lover that I am, that I would finally have the opportunity to see the beasts up close and personal at ArtBasel Miami where Audemars Piguet played a significant role. Jansen is incredible to listen to. He demonstrates how the Strandbeests work, discussing how he manipulates with intense mechanical precision the hundreds…

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Video: Sir Nick Faldo Tells All in Audemars Piguet Defining Moments

 |  November 13th, 2014

I remember back in the late 1980’s visiting the Audemars Piguet offices in New York and seeing huge posters up of Nick Faldo. Turns out he was the brand’s first ever brand ambassador. In the video below, Sir Nick Faldo discusses “Defining Moments” of his career in the sixth video of the Defining Moments series with Audemars Piguet brand ambassadors. One of the world’s legendary golfers, he shares the turning point in his professional and personal life. At 13 years old, Nick was inspired to play golf while watching the 1971 Masters on television. Thanks to his hard work and passion for the game, he won one tournament every year from 1977 to 1982. In the ensuing coupleof years, disappointed…

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