Bulgari Unveils World Record Watch: Octo Finissimo Automatic (price)

Bulgari Octo Automatic watch sets the world record for the thinnest automatic watch on the market.

Here at Baselworld 2017, Bulgari unveils its third record-setting Octo watch. The Octo Finissimo Automatic timepiece sets a world record for being the slimmest automatic watch on the market.  The 41mm timepiece beats out the previous record holder by tiny fractions and does so with a movement consisting of 130 parts and a platinum rotor to…

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Watch Review: Jacob & Co. Opera Watch, A Dance on the Wrist

Opera by Jacob & Co. offers a music box on the wrist.

If you are a lover of the opera, or of music boxes, the newest Jacob & Co. Opera watch just might be for you. We say “might be” because this one is pretty far out there in the design. The three-dimensional watch depicts a couple dancing in the center of the timepiece, surrounded by musical…

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Faberge’ Teams with Fiona Kruger for Fantastic Dalliance Lady Libertine III Watch

Independent watch designer, Fiona Kruger, designed the dial of the new Faberge' Lady Libertine III Dalliance watch.

With its foray into high watchmaking over the past few years, the great house of  Faberge’ has commanded the attention of watch lovers around the world. Its timepieces are a deft blend of the brand’s historical legacy, technical prowess and visionary design — thanks in great part to the partnerships the brand has made with…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5960/1 Flyback Chronograph with Annual Calendar now in Steel

Patek Phiiippe Ref. 5960/1 is being offered in stainless steel with a black dial.

Later today at Baselworld 2017, Patek Philippe will be having technical press conference to disclose new highly advanced concepts. Additionally, we will be meeting with the brand executives to see the newest timepieces that are destined to make their way to stores later this year. Now, however, as a teaser, we bring you a look…

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Watch Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the MB&F HM7 Aquapod, Jellyfish

The MB&F HM7 Aquapod glows blue from within.

Officially unveiled at SIHH and making another important appearance at Baselworld 2017, the  MB&F HM7 Aquapod, lovingly nicknamed Jellyfish, warrants a closer look for several reasons — not the least o which is the fact that the brand slipped another “round” watch in front of us without anyone really even noticing.  Here we take a close-up…

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Baselworld 2017: The Do’s, Don’t’s, and Ins and Outs of the World’s Largest Watch Exhibition

The exhibition "booths" inside Baselworld are multi-storied wonderlands of watches.

Baselworld 2017 …. it  starts officially on Thursday of this week, March 23. It is the largest and perhaps the most important (depending on your viewpoint) exhibition for watches in the world. I have been covering Baselworld as an editor and reporter for more than three decades. My very first show was most likely 33 or…

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