Vacheron Constantin Unveils One of the Most Complicated Watches Ever: Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica at Watches & Wonders 2014

By Gordon Henderson  Vacheron Constantin sits among the holy enclave of watch manufacturers. Its name, when mentioned to a group of studied horologists, will elicit reverenced oohs and ahs. Vacheron was founded in in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, and is one of the oldest watch brands in existence and the only one as old to…

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New Watches Make their Debut at VicenzaOro Fair 2014

Known as the gold jewelry capitol of the world, Italy is also the home country for hundreds of brands that work their wonders with diamonds, gemstones, cameos and timepieces. This past weekend at the VicenzaOro Fair in Vicenza, Italy, more than a thousand exhibitors unveiled their latest collections of jewelry and watches to visitors from…

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Introducing the Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime: Ref. 5175 the most Complicated Patek Wristwatch yet with 1,366 movement parts and 20 complications

There is so much to tell about the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Yesterday, we wrote HERE about what it is that makes this brand so special – the milestones in watchmaking history it has achieved. We have a lot more to say about that, but for now, we get right to the business at…

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A Look at the 175 Years that Shaped Patek Philippe Into Today’s Watchmaking Benchmark

Today, in Geneva, Patek Philippe – long-regarded as the pinnacle of Swiss horology — begins what is a weeklong celebration of its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion of the brand’s founding in 1839, Patek Philippe is hosting celebration events that include the unveiling of commemorative anniversary timepieces that just may rock the watchmaking world.…

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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics…

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