Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

 |  March 3rd, 2017

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring you a look at a dozen of the wealthiest Swiss watch  families (or individuals) today and how I know them. Recently our friends and colleagues…

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Throwbacks: A Look at some 20th Century Wristwatches

 |  July 21st, 2013

  As more and more brands look to their archives for inspiration, we decided it would be interesting to pull out a few of our older average-retail-priced 1980’s and 1990’s timepieces and take a  look at their size and design. Just for the fun of it. We also added a 1940’s Bulova — just because it was amazing to really examine the stretch bracelet, the tiny dial and the use of rose gold. You can see that in the 1980’s…

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One for the Women: Franck Muller’s Four Season Mystery Watch

 |  June 5th, 2013

When top watch brands get it right when it comes to incorporating diamonds, gemstones and technology for women — it’s worth mentioning. Franck Muller offers exceptional beauty in this Four Seasons Double Mystery watch. Meticulously set with brilliants and baguettes, the watch boasts two mystery time indications — one each for the hours and the minutes. We’ll be showing more impressive ladies’ watches soon. Stay tuned.

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Luxury Watches or Games? Vegas on the Wrist

 |  April 6th, 2013

Timepieces that reflect the excitement and allure of high-stakes gaming are wonderfully fun – if you’ve got the money. They offer a great distraction when you just don’t have time to go to the casinos.  Indeed, a handful of truly gifted watchmakers shake up accepted traditions and elevating the timepiece to a new dimension: a game piece. Christophe Claret, Girard-Perregaux and Franck Muller have spent years in the research and development phases to create complex watches that are also elaborate…

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Vintage Fine – Franck Muller Releases the Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve

 |  February 1st, 2013

First shown to the world at the recent World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco, the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve Mechanical wristwatch was the star of the Geneva Watchland exhibition thanks to its retro appeal and fine mechanics. The 7-Days Power Reserve mechanical watch – with its 213-part movement — was entirely designed and manufactured in Geneva – in the brand’s Genthod factory.  E ach brass arch is delicately decorated with Côtes de Genève…

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