Three Terrific Corum Bubble Watches of 2016: Bubble Game; Bubble Dani Olivieri

 |  November 29th, 2016

We have written about Corum often here before. The brand has a rich Swiss history with a number of iconic watches in its past. In fact, this is the brand renowned for its famed Coin watches, wherein a coin is actually sliced in half and the movement placed between the halves. It is also the brand famous for the Bubble watch– an oversized domed-crystal watch that was first introduced several decades ago. Recently, Corum has gone to extensive lengths tor re-intorduce the Bubble watch with concepts and dials perfect for today’s discovering watch lover. Among them: cards, games, The Joker, and even artistic renditions done in collaboration with a variety of artists. Here, we bring you a lookout three of our…

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You Have WHAT in Your Watch? Meet Some Unusual Elements in Time

 |  February 17th, 2016

Your watch has what in it? Not a phrase you hear too often when wearing a timepiece, unless your watch offers an incredible surprise. Yesterday we unveiled the new Armin STrom Cognac watch here — with actual flasks of rare cognac in it. Now, it’s time to take a closer look at some timepieces with a few  surprising elements in them. Indeed, today’s watchmakers vie for top spot when it comes to offering unusual watches. Sometimes that challenge is met with complicated movements or new materials, but in these watches, the brands look toward incorporating some extremely atypical elements into the watch dial that make it a work of art, or nature. The Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Tourbillon Samba Madeira watch ($248,000)…

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Fast Focus: Introducing Piaget’s “Year of the Monkey” Altiplano Cloisonné Watch

 |  February 1st, 2016

Over the past month or so, we have been bringing you a close up look at all of the new watches that celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Today, we present the Piaget Limited Edition Year of the Monkey watch. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (which begins next week), Piaget presents the playful monkey, the ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac, in a beautiful Cloisonné Enamel dial. Cased in the brand’s Altiplano watch, the newest piece in the brand’s   “Art & Excellence” collection is bedecked in diamonds for added appeal. For the creation of this watch, Piaget turned to renowned master enameller Anita Porchet, who has brought the previous Chinese zodiac, signs to life for Piaget (dragon, serpent, horse, goat).…

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SIHH 2015 Reveals Art for the Wrist as New Direction

 |  February 2nd, 2015

When it comes to haute horlogerie, one of the most important efforts being made to elevate time to new heights is the pursuit of finer, meters d’ arts. Indeed, at SIHH 2015, more brands were unveiling stunning artistic dials in enamel, champleve, filigree and other artistic modes for both men and women. Last week, Roberta Naas wrote about the Metiers d’ Arts of Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels on World Tempus — now we bring you a recap of that feature. As watch brands continue to pull out all the stops when it comes to creative dial designs, the consumer is graced with a bevy of timepieces that boast unbelievable skill, innovation and master artisanry. Indeed, as technology advances,…

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