WatchStars Awards for Best “Stars” Go to Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Hermes, Bulgari

 |  April 18th, 2017

Last month in Basel, the annual international WatchStars Awards were presented to winning watches in five categories. Honoring “the best watches of the world,” Watchstars gives awards based on 2016 introductions that are in stores now.  Roberta Naas, founder of ATimelyPerspective, is one of the approximately 90 judges from around the world on the panel. Winners gathered for an award presentation event during Basel. Those winners: Classic Stars: Rolex Perpetual Air King Technical Stars: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Design Stars: Hermes…

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Hermes Slim d’Hermes L’Heure Impatiente Watch Impatiently Counts Down The Minutes Until A Set Meeting

 |  April 12th, 2017

Have something important you have to do? Some place exciting you have to be? Hermes has developed a watch that counts down the minutes in the hour before that set time — chiming a tone at the exact minute of the Rendezvous. The Slim d’Hermes L’Heure Impatiente watch, lovingly referred to as the Impatient Hour watch, is the result of a collaboration (once again) between Hermes and  watchmaking great Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, and is the sequel to Hermes’ much-loved Time Suspended (Le…

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Baselworld 2017 By the Numbers; And The Good, Bad, Ugly and Bright of the Show

 |  April 5th, 2017

Well the dust has settled so to speak on Baselworld 2017. I like to wait a week before I write my wrap-ups because it takes some time to reflect back on the eight-day marathon of endurance and excitement. This year’s Baselworld was an interesting one from many perspectives. Here, we bring you the low-down on Baselworld 2017, by the numbers, the trends and a look at the good, the bad, the ugly and the bright of Baselworld. Baselworld By the…

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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 —…

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Five Fantastic Mechanical Watches Seen at Baselworld 2016 (Video)

 |  March 31st, 2016

Once again this year, our very good friends and colleagues over at TheWatches.tv captured some horological excitement at Baselworld — especially as it pertains to mechanical timepieces.  Here, with their permission, we bring you a look at their top five picks in mechanical watches — via a video shot on site by founder Marc Andre’ Deschoux and Louis Nardin.

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