Patek Philippe Garners Special Shop-within-a-Shop Status in new de Boulle Houston Boutique

By Marie A. Picon An enthusiastic crowd of 165 people gathered in Houston last week to celebrate the opening of a new destination for top timepieces in the Bayou City’s toney uptown area. The latest project in a long-running partnership between a family-owned Swiss watch company and a family-owned Dallas jeweler, the new Patek Philippe…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon 60 Seconds: The World’s “Thinnest” and “Lightest” Tourbillon

By Samantha Walsh For such a young brand, Parmigiani Fleurier has been conquering the watchmaking world this year, with its remarkable timepieces — including the recently released Tonda 1950 Tourbillon 60 Seconds. The result of two years of research and development, the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Tourbillon is a complication that masters two world firsts: the world’s thinnest automatic flying tourbillon…

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Fast Focus: Gucci Watches on the Runway

Welcome to our new section: Fast Focus. Here we bring you a quick look at a certain watch — just a quick in and out so you get a glimpse of what’s happening in the real world and what is hot on the market. Right now, the news for women revolves around the fact that…

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Meet the Bovet 19Thirty Collection– the new Introductory Brand Price Point

The 1930’s marked a watchmaking revolution, as timepieces migrated from pockets to wrists. This new freedom gave rise to creative designs and specialized functions but also posed a multitude of constraints for watchmakers. Movements needed to be reduced in size while still remaining highly accurate. BOVET 1822, renowned for their pocket watches at the time,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Men’s Accessories Just Got Better thanks to H.L. James

In the fashion world, menswear is booming, and with this development comes the emergence of numerous innovative men’s fashion brands. H.L. James is a new cutting edge collection of men’s luxury accessories handcrafted from the finest genuine American alligator skins, and assembled in Italy. The depth and unique character of the leather is carefully achieved…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils Yellow Gold Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

  As is typical with Audemars Piguet, the brand takes a leap of faith in terms of creativity and technical innovation, and – as is typical of the independently owned and operated Swiss brand – it has come out on top again. I am referring to its release a few months ago of the Royal…

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