Pre-SIHH 2019: Cartier Unveils Stunning New Libre Watches

 |  January 9th, 2019

  Move over men, this one is for the ladies. Long known as the collection that encompasses some of the most special Cartier watches ever made, the Libre family is joined by four new siblings this year – each with an incredible elongated shape. The new members include the Tank Chinoise Red watch, a new Diagonale watch and two new Baignoire Allongee wristwatches. Cartier Diagonale Watch Recalling its rich history in the art deco era, Cartier unveils the Cartier Diagonale…

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Three Reasons Why You Need the $2.7 Million Urwerk AMC Atomic Clock

 |  January 8th, 2019

Late last year,  independent watch brand Urwerk unveiled its pretty incredible new timepiece: the AMC Atomic Master Clock.  Here, we take a close up look and give you three reasons why you just might want one of these babies in your collection. Rarity. Just three editions of this newest Urwerk AMC will be made — making them extremely rare. Add to that the fact that the master watchmakers and co-founders  at Urwerk, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei,  have been working on…

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Watch Review: Monta’s Affordable Triumph Watch Triumphs (prices)

 |  January 7th, 2019

Every once in a while, a watch brand comes along that surprises us. Especially with today’s spate of affordable new micro-brands emerging onto the market. Monta Watches is one such company.  Inspired by vintage traditional watches that are highly functional tool timepiece, the founders of Monta wanted to release a timepiece that offered value, quality and substance for today’s consumers. Two years in the making, the brand emerged on the market in 2017 and has been making quiet yet continually…

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Up Close With The Armin Strom GMT Resonance In Gold (price)

 |  January 3rd, 2019

Recently, we brought you the news of the newest Armin Strom GMT Resonance watch — a stunning oval timepiece chocked with highly technical watchmaking. You can read all the technical details here. Now, Armin Strom unveils the GMT Resonance watch in 18-karat white gold, and it deserves a closer look, as well. In this watch, the two watch movements are not vertically stacked but arranged side by side. While the first launch of this Dual Time Resonance model was  in titanium, the Masterpiece collection has now…

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MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 In Purple …. What’s Next?

 |  January 2nd, 2019

   MB&F LegacyMachine 2 in white gold with purple dial.MB&F With SIHH 2018 around the corner, we are wondering what we are going to see from our favorite independent brands. I mean, just a few weeks ago MB&F unveiled its $159,000 Legacy Machine No. 2 with a regal purple dial. Crafted in 18-karat white gold, the LM2 White Gold Purple watch is being created in  a limited edition of just 12 pieces. MB&F Legacy Machine 2 is created in a…

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Fly The Incredible Skies With Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Les Aerostiers Watches

 |  January 1st, 2019

With January here and SIHH around the corner, I wanted to revisit some of the most wonderful artistic watches unveils in 2018: Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Les Aerostiers. Retailing for about  $135,000 each, these unique watches were inspired by ballooning of yesteryear, and have all the majesty and beauty these vintage dirigibles had in their day. I had the grand opportunity last summer to go hot air ballooning with Vacheron Constantin over the vineyards of Napa Valley — and it…

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Frederique Constant’s 30th Anniversary, Release of Grand Complications, Reconfirms Future Of Brand

 |  December 31st, 2018

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we reflect on some of the brands that celebrated in style this year. One such brand is Frederique Constant, a Swiss brand built on the relationship of value and quality. Just 30 years young, Frederique Constant has, nonetheless, put an indelible mark on time.  A few months ago, I traveled with the brand to Paris for its anniversary and for the unveiling of its limited edition Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece. The celebration…

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