Piaget Launches Possession Campaign With Model Olivia Palermo

 |  May 23rd, 2018

Over the many years that I have known Piaget and its marketing directives, I have witnessed the brand form lasting relationships with a host of celebrities and stars. In fact, I have even met many of those celebrities during the brand’s heyday involvement in celebrity polo tournaments. Now, Piaget announces an all-new marketing campaign for its beloved Possession collection of watches and jewelry. That campaign– the third collaboration for the brand —  features the effortlessly beautiful model and style icon,…

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Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

 |  May 11th, 2018

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in larger than 60-second increments – in fact measuring multiple increments of up to 12 hours – the A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split is an…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018

 |  May 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind we will be writing in depth about each of these watches in the coming weeks. “Over the past decade, the watch industry has witnessed incredible…

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Hands-On With The Montblanc 1858 Automatic And Automatic Chronograph – In Stores Now (prices)

 |  April 17th, 2018

Earlier this year, we brought you news of all of the exquisite new Montblanc watches unveiled at SIHH 2018. Now, some of those timepieces are making their way to stores. Such is the case with  a couple of watches on the more affordable side: Montblanc 1858 Automatic and Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph.  Each of these  also capture the mountaineering spirit the brand has evoked this year,  thanks to a host of features. Top among them: dial colors, vintage applied luminescent…

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Hands On With The Hermes Arceau Cavales Equestrian Watches And Arceau Casque Watches

 |  April 13th, 2018

True to its equestrian roots Hermes unveils the Arceau Cavales watch. Designed for the first time in 1978 by Henri d’Oringy, a master of design and a key to many of the important Hermes collections, the Arceau Cavales collection is special in a host of different ways from most classic timepieces. Top among them: the unusual lugs, with bottom lugs in classic form and top lug recalling a stirrup design. Additionally, the exquisite mother-of-pearl dials are created using marquetry that…

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Hands On With Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication Watch

 |  March 29th, 2018

Very few watch brands – perhaps fewer than a handful – have the ability to offer the universe on the wrist. Sure, some offer the world, a globe, multi-hemispheres, the stars and even complete constellations – but just the upper echelon can bring an actual mechanical planetarium to the wrist. Van Cleef & Arpels is one such brand, and this year the Maison unveils the Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication for the wrist. Falling into the brand’s Poetry of Time…

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Hands On: Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Watch (Prices)

 |  March 28th, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, we brought you some of the best new watches from the Montblanc 1858 collection, including the Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100  and the limited edition Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph in green. Now we bring you a look at a (relatively speaking) more affordable collection: the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere LE 1600 and the non-limited edition Geosphere. This watch is a beauty and has a lot to offer in terms of both form and function. Before we…

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