A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite Watch Review

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Retailing for just about half a million dollars, the A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite watch is truly something to marvel at. The mega-complicated watch now also includes a perpetual calendar. The A. Lange & Sohne  Pour le Mérite line was first launched in 1994 and has seen a number of additions to the family since then, with each new piece more daring and innovative then the last. The first piece ever released was the Tourbillon Pour Le Merite, and it came equipped with fusée-and-chain transmission. Then, 2005 saw a new model released with the complications of the original and the addition of a chronograph with Rattrapante function. The release was the manufacturer’s most complicated watch at…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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3 Top Destinations to Take Your Breath Away: Galapagos, Blue Lagoon, New Mexico

 |  December 4th, 2016

This week, in our top travel destinations series, we bring you three wonderful experiences that are guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you wanting to go back. This is not your ordinary spa. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal complex located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The waters, warmed by the volcanic activity, average about 100 degrees and are exceptionally rich in silica and sulfur, making bathing incredibly therapeutic. When I was there, the snow was falling but the water was oh so warm and wonderful. I enjoyed this amazing experience while in Iceland with Piaget. Harness the Spirit of the Winds with spectacular views over Albuquerque, NM, for the International Balloon Fiesta.…

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A. Lange & Sohne Unveils 100-Piece Lange 1 Time Zone in Honey Gold

 |  October 25th, 2016

This morning in Germany, A. Lange & Söhne unveiled a very special timepiece: the Lange 1 Time Zone in proprietary honey gold. The timepiece makes its debut today, as this is the exact date – 22 years ago – that the brand unveiled its first Lange collection in Dresden. The new timepiece is being created in an exclusive edition. Retailing for $64,300, it is a stunning work of technology and craftsmanship – offering the perfect blend of aesthetic balance and harmony for which this brand is known. The watch features a rotating city ring with the 24 main time-zone cities on it, with a twist: Central European Time is represented by the city of Dresden (instead of the traditional Berlin)…

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Antiquorum Fall Auction sees Vintage Timepieces Commanding Top Dollar

 |  October 6th, 2016

It’s auction season again and we couldn’t be happier. There are so many great timepieces up on the block and they are commanding high prices that we believe collectors are willing to spend. Antiquorum’s upcoming auction on October 8 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York is ripe with promise. At the sale of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, 324 lots will be auctioned. Among the highlights we like: an extraordinary A. Lange & Sohne “Richard Lange” Tourbillon Pour Le Merite No. 090/100. It features special order blued steel hands and is the only piece in platinum with such hands. The watch was made in 2011 and is a tourbillon with off-center hour dial. It is expected to sell for…

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