A Close-Up Look at The Challenges Behind Building the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept Watch

 |  August 14th, 2018

For those familiar with the iconic Simpsons series, you no doubt know of the drool-inducing affects a well-glazed and sprinkled donut have on Homer J. Simpson. The same drool-inducing affect is evident with the 2018 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept watch. First things first, even before we get to the technical marvels within this piece, it is absolutely gorgeous. What is not to love? The well-loved iconic styling of the Royal Oak, outfitted with…

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New Year, New SIHH 2018: 35 Exhibitors Slated To Show At First Watch Exhibition Of The Year, See What’s Changed

 |  January 7th, 2018

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is around the corner. Beginning officially on January 15 ,2018, and running through Friday January 19, the SIHH is becoming the “it” show. This year marks the 28th edition of the fair, which I have been attending since it first began (with the exception of missing just one show the year my daugther was born). I have watched the exhibition grow, morph and bloom over the years and am particularly excited about this…

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Two Great Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronographs for the Holidays

 |  December 15th, 2017

Unsure what to get for the holidays…. Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore collections are sure-fire bets for gifts or for self-purchases. Here we bring you three great Audemars Piguet Royal Oak options just in time for the holidays.   Long known for its ability to create luxury sport watches,  Audemars Piguet brings ceramic and 18-karat gold together magnificently in this Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph (Ref. 26401RO.OO.A00 2CA.02). The 44mm timepiece offers chronograph functions,as well as  date at 3:00,…

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Tennis Star Stan Wawrinka Looks Cold Outside Audemars Piguet Workshops

 |  November 28th, 2017

Recently tennis star — world number 9 — Stan Wawrinka visited the Audemars Piguet workshops in Le Brassus, cradle of Swiss watchmaking, He has been a long-time brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet, so the visit to the workshops seemed fitting — especially since he is still off the courts recovering from a knee injury. Wawrinka is among the very few players who wear their watches while on the court. He spent some time at the brand’s museum — an amazing…

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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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Only Watch 2017 Sets Record for Charity Auction: $10+ Million

 |  November 11th, 2017

One of the most anticipated watch and charity events every other year is the Only Watch auction, which took place yesterday in Geneva. There,  49 unique watches went up for auction by Christie’s, with benefits going to muscular dystrophy.  This year, the auction totaled  10.776 million Swiss Francs. There were a host of stand-outs in the bidding for these one-of-a-kind watches made especially for the event. Among them:  Lot 12, Patek Phillipe’s Ref. 5208T Titanium watch sold for a hammer price…

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Top Five Watch Brands On the Wrists of Tennis Stars at the US Open Tennis Championship

 |  September 8th, 2017

Well, we are just a little over halfway through the 14 days of the US Open Tennis Championship and we have seen some ups and downs. We’ve also seen some nice watches both on the court and off. Here we take a quick look at five top watch brands with tennis brand ambassadors on the court, or with some other key involvement in the US Open. Richard Mille flaunts just about $1.5 million during the US Open on the wrists…

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