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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You Have WHAT in Your Watch? Meet Some Unusual Elements in Time

 |  February 17th, 2016

Your watch has what in it? Not a phrase you hear too often when wearing a timepiece, unless your watch offers an incredible surprise. Yesterday we unveiled the new Armin STrom Cognac watch here — with actual flasks of rare cognac in it. Now, it’s time to take a closer look at some timepieces with a few  surprising elements in them. Indeed, today’s watchmakers vie for top spot when it comes to offering unusual watches. Sometimes that challenge is met…

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A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

 |  January 14th, 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started in 1991. Interestingly enough, I was there. In fact, except for the year my daughter was born, I have been to every single SIHH and have watched…

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Watch Brands Partnering with Car Brands: Introducing the Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe

 |  August 20th, 2014

This past weekend at the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, precision and luxury were celebrated by many with famous cars and even some famous watches. We brought you details of the weekend earlier this week, here.  During that weekend, Parmigiani – who has had a long-standing relationship with Bugatti – unveiled its newest Bugatti watch, the Mythe. The new Bugatti Mythe watch — the first of three – is created in celebration of the brand’s 10th anniversary of the partnership…

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We’re Off to See the Wizards! The Wonderful Wizards of SIHH 2014

 |  January 17th, 2014

You may have noticed that this week we brought you a lot of cool new watches just arriving in retail stores.  That’s because we wanted to temper next week’s coverage of hot new watches being unveiled at the SIHH Show—to which we now embark on our annual journey. The watches introduced at the SIHH – Salon International de la Haute Horologerie – are guaranteed to be exciting eye catchers – but won’t make their way to stores for at least…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Collection on the Market

 |  September 24th, 2013

Late last spring in St. Tropez, Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled its new Ovale Collection with quite a bit of fanfare. For those who are familiar with wonderful watches of yore, the Ovale series is based on an unusual watch, circa 1800, an oval watch with telescopic hands that Michele Parmigiani had the privilege of restoring. We featured this original watch here, and it is well worth re-discovering. Now, Parmigiani releases the new Ovale collection based on this piece. The line includes…

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Ditch the Garage: Car-aligned watches

 |  July 12th, 2013

Luxury watches named for automobiles are the hottest status symbol yet. While car aficionados love those luxurious sports cars, those cars can’t accompany the owner into board meetings or outings. It’s time to ditch the garage and wear a bit of the auto-inspired luxury world on the wrist — and you can do this in a host of price ranges. At the high-end,  the Parmigiani Bugatti Vitesse watch ($328,000) houses the PF372 hand-wound movement with a two-plane caliber to offer…

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