Storage Wars: SIHH 2019 The Most Disappointing Storage Units Ever

 |  January 21st, 2019

Could we be ending an era of creativity? If this year’s offering of USB keys—where brands store their most important information and images to disseminate to the press – is an example, the answer is yes. Since 2012, we have been taking a close look at the USB keys give out at Baselworld and SIHH.  Storage Wars is one of our most popular posts, and every time I visit a brand, as they hand me their USB key, they wonder…

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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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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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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas In The Watch World

 |  December 24th, 2018

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring; No Machines whirled The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads; Computer still on, I in my thinking cap, Had just settled on skipping that long winter’s nap. Then out on the lawn there arose such…

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Baselworld And SIHH Synchronize Show Dates For April/May 2020

 |  December 18th, 2018

Earlier today,   Salon Internationals de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and Baselworld announced plans to coordinate exhibition dates for the year 2020 through 2024, so that the shows coincide in timing. They also announced a joint date move to late  April through early May instead of January and March when the shows typically take place.  The new show dates for 2020 witness SIHH first, from April 26 to the 29th, followed by Baselworld  from April 30 to May 5, 2020.…

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Chopard Unveils L. U. C XP Urushi “Year Of The Pig” Chinese New Year Watch

 |  December 12th, 2018

This article by Roberta Naas first appeared on her Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Every year around this time, a handful of watch brands  begin unvieling watches that celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each year, these brands created scintillating watch designs and dials based on the Chinese astrological calendar that pay tribute to the animal of the year. As of February 5, 2019, it will be the Year of the Pig, and Chopard is the first watch brand to unveil…

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