A Higher Call: Reflecting on the Good in People this Holiday Season

Honor, Strength, Doing the right thing no matter the cost. That’s the end result of the actions taken in WWII by German BF109 Pilot Franz Stigler when he, in German territory, refused to shoot down an already-wounded US B17 plane piloted by Charlie Brown. Their incredible story is written in the new book “A Higher…

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Finally Arrived: The Hautlence Destination

Earlier this year, just after BaselWorld, we brought you news of the new Hautlence Destination watch.  That watch was in its infancy then, but is now finished, in production and making its way to the market.   The daring new design from this innovative   brand is, as everything is from Hautlence, superbly crafted and technologically advanced.…

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Introducing the Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon (Pre-SIHH 2014)

With the Geneva SIHH watch exhibition around the corner, some brands are giving us a sneak peek at their new introductions. As such, we introduce here the Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon. The Automotive Collection – inspired by Laruen’s 1938 Type 57SC Bugatti Atlantic Coupe– features distinctive elm burlwood dials. The newest piece is cased…

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The Day Before Christmas

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when 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;…

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Experience the DeWitt Academia Steel Grande Date Hora Mundi

In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Dewitt has launched it s first steel Academia timepiece. Created in a limited series of just 200 pieces this year, the Academia Steel is a bold, sporty chic self-winding timepiece that offers a new opening price for the brand but still maintains its tip-quality DeWitt Manufacture craftsmanship.…

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Today’s Best Watchmakers: Exclusive Interview with APRP’s Giulio Papi

We have written about Giulio Papi before here, but recently – on his first trip to New York City – we had the chance for another exclusive interview with this master watchmaker. A brain ahead of his time, Papi is the founder Renaud & Papi — one of the world’s finest complicated movement manufactures. Today…

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