12 Terrific ‘Year Of The Dog’ Watches: Man’s Best Friend (Slideshow)

 |  February 16th, 2018

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the “Year of the Dog.”  We are especially happy about this 11th sign on the Chinese  Zodiac because, let’s face it, we are celebrating man’s best friend. This year 10 luxury watch brands created timepieces to honor the Year of the Dog. Some of those brands create pieces annually for the Chinese Zodiac, while others just couldn’t resist personifying the most loyal and trustworthy animal on the dial of a watch.…

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Philadelphia Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Has A Good Luck Charm And You Won’t Believe What It Is

 |  February 5th, 2018

Last night’s epic win by the Philadelphia Eagles over New England at the Super Bowl LII was even impressive from a watch perspective. It turns out that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie brought a good luck charm to the game with him: his father’s watch. In different interviews last night and today, Lurie said that he kept the watch in his jacket pocket, feeling for it regularly and hoping the Eagles would win their very first Super Bowl. The timepiece, you…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2018: Come Inside With Us And See What A Typical Day Is Like And Witness The Best Exhibition Spaces And More

 |  January 29th, 2018

Every year, we anxiously await the trek to Geneva for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) – the first luxury watch exhibit of the year. This year marked the 28th exhibition – and my 27th year in attendance (I missed one year when my darling daughter was born). As always, it was a thrill to meet up with old friends, make new friends and feel the beating pulse that guides the watch world through yet another year. Here,…

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Watch Lovers Pay Attention: Watches & Wonders Show To Debut in Miami

 |  November 21st, 2017

If you are a watch lover then you will want to mark this four-day luxury event on your calendar now: Watches & Wonders Miami will made its debut February 16-19 and will feature 21 leading watch and jewelry maisons and their newest pieces. THE  event is organized by the Miami Design District Associates (MDDA) and the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH). During that particular weekend, the event coincides with the Miami Design District Concours of spectacular cars and with the 30th annual Miami…

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Pre-SIHH 2018: Review of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine

 |  November 21st, 2017

With SIHH approaching in January, brands are starting to strut their stuff a little early as teasers for the big news that’s coming.  To that end, Vacheron Constantin has unveiled several new watches including new versions of the Overseas Dual Time watch and, — our favorite– the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar watch in platinum.  Just 100 numbered pieces will be made as part of the Collection Excellence Platine concept that the brand first launched in 2006.  The complicated timepiece…

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Top Six Complicated Watches of 2017; Our Picks for GPHG Mechanical Exception Watches

 |  November 6th, 2017

With GPHG Awards taking place on Wednesday, we are wrapping up our coverage with the Mechanical Exception category. The pieces found in this category check all the boxes for horological geekdom. The category requirements looks for a special mechanism such as an unique display, striking component, a belt driven movement, or other innovations in the market place. This year is no exception and each piece commands numerous man hours and showcases how far each of the manufactures have been able…

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Vintage Inspiration Propels Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendar Watches to New Heights

 |  October 4th, 2017

We all love some great vintage inspiration — reinterpreted  and updated — for the wrist. This time, though, Vacheron Constantin has hit the proverbial nail on the head. The all new Historiques Triple Calendar watches inspired by the brand’s legendary pieces from the 1940’s are — almost —  to die for. The unveiling of these watches marks the first time in two years that the brand has released new Historiques watches. This has been driving many collectors crazy as the…

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