Pre-SIHH 2019: Meet Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda Metropolitaine Selene Rose Gold

 |  January 11th, 2019

Once again top watch brands exhibiting at SIHH 2019 will be showcasing some important watches woofer women. In fact, Parmigiani’sTonda Métropolitaine Sélène Rose Gold is yet another example of Parmigiani’s skill in creating lovely ladies watches that tastefully meld fine watchmaking and fine jewelry. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène collection, you may remember, was first introduced in 2016. And since then the line has grown to include a number of 33.7mm steel-cased models defined by Tonda-style drop-shaped lugs, moon-phase indication at 12…

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SIHH 2017: Piaget Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Altiplano Collection (prices)

 |  January 20th, 2017

When the Piaget Aliplano wristwatch was first introduced at Baselworld in 1957, its defining characteristic was its thinness: it was driven by the hand-wound Caliber 9P, which was only 2 mm thick. A few years later, in 1960, the much-heralded self-winding 12P was introduced at just 2.3mm thick. Since then, the Altiplano has embraced a multitude of slim iterations, achieving new stature in 2014 as the Altiplano 900P merged case and movement into one svelte beauty. And this year, as…

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SIHH 2017: Montblanc Unveils TimeWalker 1/1000th Chronograph and Rally Timer (prices)

 |  January 18th, 2017

For 2017, Montblanc (now 111 years old) turns much of its focus to the TimeWalker Collection and Minerva, the movement and watch manufacturer based in Villeret, Switzerland. Dating to 1858, Minerva was acquired by Richemont in 2006, and since then its expertise has become the backbone of many of Montblanc’s high-end, more complicated timepieces. Now, the brand endeavors to bring a tighter connection between the Villeret/Minerva workshops and its main collection. For SIHH 2017, we have some pretty special Timewalker…

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Hamilton, Hollywood, Behind the Camera Awards and a New ODC X-03 Watch

 |  November 15th, 2016

  By Nancy Olson I’ve never had the slightest whisper of a calling (or of a talent) to find fame and fortune in Hollywood—in any facet of the movie industry. But I must admit it was a real blast to immerse myself in many of those facets during my visit to Tinseltown, thanks to Hamilton and the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards 2016. In honor of the Awards, every aspect of the weekend-long experience (November 4 – 6) was in…

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Swatch Surfs the Big Waves with New Swatch by Coco Ho

 |  September 15th, 2016

  Competitive surfing was the highlight at Trestles Beach in Southern California, where the Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles was held, September 9 through 12. Swatch has been a sponsor of women’s pro surfing, and competitive surfer Coco Ho, a Swatch brand ambassador since 2010, was on hand to formally introduce the watch she designed, Swatch by Coco Ho. As part of the Swatch Pro Team, she partnered with the Switzerland-based brand to create a timepiece she “could wear straight from…

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