Parmigiani Unveils Toric Qualite Fleurier Watch Certified By Fleurier Quality Foundation Certified

 |  August 31st, 2018

Taking its name from founder Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier was created in 1996 in Switzerland. With its own watchmaking center, the brand has been able to harness full control over production while enabling unique creative freedom in development. Fourteen years ago, Parmigiani Fleurier co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation, which certifies the most important prestigious watches made in that region only. This year, the brand is paying tribute to the first watch ever created by Michel Parmigiani – The Toric —…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Caliber 101 in New Joaillerie Watches At Venice Film Festival

 |  August 30th, 2018

Beginning today and running until September 8 is the 75th annual International Venice Film Festival, and Jaeger-LeCoutlre is a main sponsor.  Officially called the Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, the event celebrates filmmaking in all its glory. This year marks the 13th year that Jaeger-LeCoultre has a key partnership with the event and pays homage to the creative ingenuity with the Glory to the Filmmaker Award. The brand also unveils two new Haute Joaillerie 101 watches. As a sponsor…

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Recovered Pocket Watch From Titanic Victim Sells for $57,500 At Heritage Auction

 |  August 28th, 2018

One of the most horrific maritime disasters of all time, the sinking of the Titanic, which took more than 1500 lives in 1912, is a history lesson never forgotten. As such, it is really no surprise to me that someone paid $57,500 for an old pocket watch that had been owned by Sinai Kantor, a victim the Titanic disaster. The watch, which went up for auction a few days ago by Heritage Auction, was sold to John Miottel, owner of a private museum…

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Rolex Wraps Up Monterey Classic Car Week With Concours d’ Elegance Best Of Show Going To Alfa Romero 8C

 |  August 27th, 2018

Monterey Classic  Car Week wraps up, after four days of incredible events, tours and races that showcase the finest vintage cars in the world.  Throughout the entire four days, Rolex had a pronounced presence as Official Timepiece, Official Partner, or other titles depending on the event.  The culmination of the week, of course, was yesterday’s  68th Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. At the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, 200 of the most authentic restored cars were on display,…

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Video: Cartier Santos Gets Interchangeable Strap Thanks to Cool New System

 |  August 24th, 2018

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018, Cartier unveiled a cool new interchangeable (and self-sizing) strap and bracelet system for the new versions of the famed Cartier Santos watches. The Santos was  first created in 1904, when Louis Cartier created a wrist watch for his friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who was regularly seen in the early 1900’s flying his dirigible around the Eiffel Tower. That watch became the inspiration for an entire collection, the Santos, which has since become an icon for…

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Hamilton Khaki Field Auto-Chrono Watch Stars in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Prime Video

 |  August 23rd, 2018

Beginning on August 31, and running for eight episodes, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will air on Prime Video.  Jack Ryan, played by Krasinski, is fully equipped — and wearing a Hamilton  Khaki Field Auto Chrono watch. It is not Hamilton’s first foray in to the movies, nor into the world of top-secret missions. Hamilton has a long relationship to the movie world, and has been seen in 450 films since the mid-20th century. Additionally, the brand, which was originally founded in America in…

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Nomos Glashutte Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus With New Tangente Watches

 |  August 22nd, 2018

German watch brand NOMOS has always been all about clean design and Bauhaus styling. It is what makes this brand so coveted.  Now, to honor the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus style — taking place in 2019 —  the company unveils a watch that celebrates the idea of  concentrating on the essentials in design: a limited edition of the classic Tangente watch. Easily the brand’s most recognizable watch, the  Tangente from NOMOS Glashütte has been in production longer than any other model.…

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