All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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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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Cartier Trait d’Eclat High Jeweled Watch: Review of Art and Elegance Unleashed

 |  February 3rd, 2017

There are no words to say what a picture can do by a glance, and as we set about to review the Cartier Trait d’Eclat high jeweled watch – we are even more convinced of this.  This year, Cartier again entrances us with top demonstrations of its amazing haute joaillerie craftsmanship. One of the finest examples is easily the stunning Cartier Trait d’Eclat — one of more than 20 high-jeweled watches unveiled by the brand at SIHH 2017.   Cartier has long had a love affair with fine gemstones, including the big three: rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Back in the 1900’s, the brand designed a host of stunning pieces for royalty around the world, including India, that often utilized bold rubies and emeralds. In…

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We’re Off to See the Wizards, the Wonderful Wizards of SIHH 2017 — and a Peek Inside

 |  January 13th, 2017

Ok, so today we officially close the office, put the team on high alert to focus on social media and head off to Geneva for the 2017 SIHH — the 27th edition of the by-invitation-only exhibition, and a show we have attended since it first opened. This year marks a number of firsts for this luxury expo, including the fact that for one day, at the end of the show, it will open its doors to the public  (for  70 Swiss Francs) — something never done before. Additionally, this year the exhibition houses 30 luxury brands (see the entire list below), including Richemont brands and independents. A Look Inside  the SIHH Exhibition While we look forward to seeing so many new…

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Cartier Unveils Sneak Peek at 3 SIHH 2017 Watches: Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour, Panthere Joueuse

 |  November 28th, 2016

  For years, Cartier has been elevating its level of fine haute horlogerie watchmaking – unveiling some of the most complicated and mesmerizing watches on the market. Today, the brand brought us – one of the few members of the global press that is part of its fine watchmaking “club” — a sneak peek at three new timepieces that will be fully unveiled at SIHH 2017. Each of these three watches embody a signature look from the brand: the Mystery, the Skeleton and the beloved Panther. Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon For the first time ever, Cartier blends the two complications of the minute repeater and the mystery hour watch – in a daring beauty that bears…

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