We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 |  April 7th, 2014

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half weeks later, we return to the USA – intent on bringing all the news that’s fit to print (and maybe a little that is not).  Here we indulge in giving you highlights of the sheer dimensions and scope of BaselWorld. For those who already know and have visited BaselWorld, we posted an insider’s view a little earlier thanks to a Guest Editorial from watch veteran,…

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Ulysse Nardin Never Disappoints: Introducing the Imperial Blue and the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar

 |  March 28th, 2014

A leader in watchmaking complexities and a pioneer in developing silicium and other high technologies, Ulysse Nardin is a brand we expect great things from. And this company never disappoints.  This year, it offers a host of important new timepieces, including the Imperial Blue and the Perpetual Calendar watch. Personally, I love the new Imperial Blue – a watch that blends haute horology with high tech in superb fashion. The Imperial Blue, with blue transparent sapphire mainplate, features a flying tourbillon and Grand Sonnerie Westminster Carillon.  The musical timepiece houses the Caliber UN-970, which chimes on four notes for every passing hour and also sounds the hours, quarter hours and minutes on demand. Each of the different sounds accomplished in…

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More Happy Chinese New Year Horse Wristwatches

 |  February 3rd, 2014

Last week, on the exact Chinese New Year, we presented a slideshow here of great horse watches created in honor of the Chinese zodiac – Year of the Horse. Before we move fully into the year, we wanted to present a few others that we were unable to get into that slide show — brands ranging from Swatch to Panerai. Enjoy.

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Happy Chinese New Year: Introducing Stunning Year of the Horse Watches (Slide Show)

 |  January 31st, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year. It is the year of the Horse. The Horse is one of the most powerful symbols in the Chinese zodiac. The sign is symbolic of speed and strength, are people born under it are said to be energetic and independent with a free, unbounded spirit. They also demonstrate great taste — especially if one judges by the timepieces being created in honor of this year. Yesterday and today we bring you some exceptional horse-inspired timepieces — today via a slide show. While yesterday’s Ulysse Nardin presentation showed the wild stallion in all its amazing beauty, today’s L.U.C XP Urushi special edition watch is more festive in nature. It is created using an ancestral Japanese decorative art…

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Ulysse Nardin Celebrates the Chinese New Year — year of the Horse – in Stallion Style

 |  January 30th, 2014

It’s no secret that Ulysse Nardin offers some of the most stunning enamel champleve’ dials in the world. But this year, with its tribute to the year of the horse, Ulysse Nardin takes the field to a whole new level. The Classico Horse watch celebrates the independent spirit of wild horses with the likeness of two stunning stallions galloping in powerful, untamed beauty on the dial. A white horse and a black horse –each outlined and accented in gold across a rich midnight blue and green background – evoke strong emotions as soon as you lay eyes on them.  Intriguing and incredibly lifelike, the horses recall an era of unbridled beauty and reality. The dials are hand enameled  at the…

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