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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Fast Focus: Hermes Brings Artistic Dials to the Forefront with ‘Nature at Full Gallop’ Watches

 |  September 13th, 2016

Every year, Hermès  unveils a few unique timepieces that demonstrate the brand’s commitment to top craftsmanship, watchmaking arts and technical prowess and style, of course.  This year was no exception. Inspired by wildlife drawings from the French artist, Robert Dallet, the brand unveiled several nature-inspired watches with exquisite hand-painted and engraved dials. Dallet is best known for his artistic drawings of the big cats in nature. In addition to the cats, Hermes also put some emphasis on the equestrian spirit — interpreting horses at their finest in enamel and engraved watches that will steal your heart. Many of these pieces are inspired by the brand’s famed silk scarves that often display colorful foliage with the prancing horse wandering through. Among the new…

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New 2016 MB&F Art Pieces Range from Luminous HMX Black Badger to LM1 Silberstein

 |  June 21st, 2016

It’s been a busy year of new introductions in the “art” family of MB&F.  Two important collaborations have been made and pieces will be seen in stores soon. The first adventure is one between MB&F and “illuminating” partner, James Thompson, founder of Black Badger Advanced Composites in the form of the HMX Black Badger. The second is with famed designer, Alain Silberstein in the form of the Legacy Machine Number1 Silberstein. For those who know Max Busser and friends, art machines have been an important part of the brand’s repertoire — and are referred to as the Performance Art Collection.  The new HMX Black Badger “glow in the dark” watches are created in titanium and steel limited-editions and feature either luminous Radar Green, Phantom Blue or…

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SIHH 2016: Meet the New Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments Collection

 |  January 21st, 2016

Métiers d’Arts have just escalated in elegance and sophistication thanks to Vacheron Constantin and the all-new  Fabuleaux Ornements collection of timepieces unveiled at this year’s SIHH. The series celebrates the decorative arts of different cultures ranging from Chinese embroidery, to Ottoman architecture, Indian manuscripts and French Lacework. The collection, first launched two years ago, features four models — each combining amazing artistic crafts and technical prowess and each bearing the Hallmark of Geneva. The watches are all powered by the  in-house-made hand-engraved ultra-thin 117-part movement, caliber 1003 SQRH2. The Chinese embroidery version is crafted in 18-karat gold with a dial that is stone (jade) cloisonné with sculpted mother of pearl (and one pink opal) hand-engraved leaves and stems. The watch…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Year of the Monkey Classico Watch with Comic Likeness

 |  January 8th, 2016

Ulysse Nardin takes the playful spirit of the monkey to new heights in its rendition of the Year of  the Monkey Classico watch. In this design, the artisans at Ulysse Nardin depict the monkey in what it refers to as “comic strip” style, alert, lively and impish as it emerges from palm fronds. The monkey and the leaves are created via champleve enamel work, wherein cells are carved with a chisel directly on to the dial and then filled with enamel. In this case, the enamel colors are generated from metallic oxides — producing a gold monkey and shimmering fronts.  The superb dial is created in-house at the brand’s Donze’ Cadrans dial making workshops. Just 88 pieces in 18-karat rose…

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