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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You Have to Wait 3 Decades to See Saturn Circle the Dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication (video)

 |  February 21st, 2014

Its been an incredible week of astronomical watches, but now we bring you the piece de resistance: the enchanting Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Astronomy™ watch.   We love this timepiece and even though it could cost the price of a small house—you get the reality of the solar system on your wrist! The only thing is, since the rotation around the sun of the six three-dimensional planets depicted on this dial reflect reality, Saturn will only circle the dial once…

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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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Introducing the Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerine Enchantee Retrograde Watch

 |  January 29th, 2013

In my Jewels of Time book, published last year, I wrote extensively about women’s watches and the amazing creativity that watch brands are bringing to the forefront for the discerning woman of today. I was before my time (something I tend to be) – as this year is truly the year for Women’s watches (as evidenced at the recent SIHH).  In the days and weeks to come, we will cover many of the exciting unveilings at SIHH that should take…

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