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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Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys From Baselworld 2018, And Why We Love Them

 |  April 2nd, 2018

As mentioned when we reviewed the best  and worst USB keys of SIHH 2018 earlier this year, we are in our sixth year of reviewing the storage devices that watch brands use to pass their precious information and images on to journalists and bloggers. This much-loved story has sparked a lot of attention over the years, and we have had some amazing response even from brands, who sometimes hand me the USB stick with great anticipation to see my reaction.…

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Zenith Pop-Up Boutique On Place Vendome In Paris Is Anything But Pop-Up

 |  March 30th, 2018

Last week, following a very busy Baselworld 2018 show, I joined Zenith watches on a brief trip to Paris, where the brand  opened what it calls a Pop-Up store. That Zenith boutique — strategically located  in Place Vendome — is anything but Pop-Up. Instead, it is a brick-and-mortar corner store right on Place Vendome. With windows on both sides, the “pop-up” store was most recently occupied by Zenith’s sister-brand Louis Vuitton, and is luxuriously appointed with light and dark wood…

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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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Baselworld 2018: Move Over Men, This Harry Winston Emerald Watch Is For Women

 |  March 27th, 2018

Every year we look forward to the excitement at Harry Winston — where we witness the Histoire d’ Tourbillon and sometimes even the Opus. While the brand unveiled a lot of newness at Baselworld 2018, much of which we will bring you here soon, we opted to show a little of the feminine side here today. The Harry Winston Emerald, a collection first unveiled at Basel last year, gets a new addition in the form of an Art Deco piece that is pretty in pink.…

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Bulgari Unveils Two Record-Setting Watches at Baselworld 2018: Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon and Diva Finissima Minute Repeater

 |  March 23rd, 2018

Yesterday on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com,  I broke the news about the record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch that again established records for ultra-thin watches. However, Bulgari has also set a record for the world’s thinnest ultra-thin minute repeater for women with the bejeweled Octo Finissima Minute Repeater. Bulgari Octo Finnisimo Automatic Tourbillon  Opening Baselworld 2018 with a bang, Bulgari unveiled the incredibly thin, highly technical Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon – which measures just 3.95mm thin when…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

 |  March 21st, 2018

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for Baselworld 2018, Patek Philippe Unveils the CHF 495,000 World Time Ref 5531R housing the same movement but with a stunning enamel dial that is part…

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