GPHG 2016 Winners Gallery (and Why I Feel this is a Not-so-All-Inclusive Event)

 |  November 11th, 2016

Last night — as watch lovers know — the annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve — GPHG — awards were held. The awards (which this year were given to 14 category watch winners and one Special Jury Prize) are often acclaimed by many in the industry as the watch world’s Red Carpet or Academy awards. Sorry, world, I beg to differ. At the risk of upsetting the organizers of the GPHG — a 15-year-long event thus far — and at…

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Are Men Ready for a Nearly $35,000 Chanel Monsieur Watch?

 |  October 20th, 2016

Earlier this year, in Baselworld 2016, i was whisked away into a back room of the Chanel exhibition space to see a  video about a top secret project: the Monsieur de Chanel men’s watch — that would appear on the market later in the year. The watch is here and it has a lot to offer, but the question is, are men ready for a Chanel watch that retails for $34,500? I think the answer is “yes” — for the…

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Announcing the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve 2013 Winners

 |  November 17th, 2013

On Friday, the largest and most important award ceremony in watches took place in Geneva. It was the 13t annual Grand Prix D/Horlogerie – wherein a huge number of awards were given. Indeed, it seems each year new categories are added to the prize list – so that this year the event totaled 15 awards. The list: The coveted “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix prize: Girard-Perregaux, Constant Escapement L.M. Grande Complication Prize: A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Ladies’ Complications…

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Antiquorum Only Watch 2013 Sneak Peek

 |  July 30th, 2013

It’s official: Antiquorum —which every other year sponsors the Only Watch auction — has a super hot lineup of one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  This year 33 watch brands have donated to the cause, wherein all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Participating brands in this important auction: Backes & Strauss, Bell &…

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Wrist Watching: The Chanel La Constellation du Lion Mademoiselle Prive

 |  July 9th, 2013

The name is a mouthful — La Constellation du Lion Mademoiselle Prive – but then the watch is worthy. As Chanel kicks its watchmaking up several notches – turning to top craftsmanship and calibers – the brand unveils a host of great new watches. This is one of those beauties. This La Constellation du Lion Mademoiselle Prive watch, which retails for about $169,700, is a luxurious work of art that tells time. Inspired by the constellations, the 18k white gold…

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