Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Baume & Mercier’s New Hampton Watches

Baume & Mercier is known for its classic timeless elegance. This brand has been making watches with flair to track important moments in time since its inception in the 1800s. Now the brand brings out exciting new timepieces in this collection for both men and women. Hampton is inspired by its namesake – the Hamptons…

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Time Capsules: Product – New Fortis Flieger a World First

Fortis Swiss Watches have a long history of technical innovation and exploration in the world’s frontiers. Now –in the Fortis Limited Edition F-43 — the brand brings forward the first mechanical GMT, alarm and Chronometer with two separate power reserves.  The dual time alarm is fully COSC-certified and displays a wealth of information in a…

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Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Cartier Unleashes new Panther Watch

Cartier has long been synonymous with stunning panther motifs. Now, the brand unleashes its new Promenade d’une Panthere watch – and deftly does what only Cartier can do — create the panther in an ever more dramatic design. The haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie timepiece is like a dream to behold. Housing the caliber 9603…

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Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Piaget Unveils Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin – and it’s a Beauty

Piaget – famed for its pioneering and leadership position in the work of ultra-thin calibers – has done it again. In just about 10 days at the SIHH in Geneva, the brand will be unveiling to the world the skeletonized Altiplano Ultra Thin, which was several years in the development stages, and requires months to…

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Weekend Sojourn: Warm Winter Getaways – St Maarten on my Mind

Pinel IslandWinter is upon us and those who hate the cold are probably thinking of an island destination. St. Maarten is the perfect spot. This portal to the Caribbean is an interesting mix of cultures and beauty. Approximately half of the island is French owned, while the other half is Dutch, a division that dates…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2012 – Parmigiani Unveils Tonda Annual Calendar

Making the 17th movement unveiled by this still very young (but incredibly experienced) watch brand, Parmigiani’s new Tonda Annual calendar is based on the brand’s PF331 automatic movement, but incorporates an additional module to create the PF 339 Annual Calendar, which automatically accounts for the variation in the number of days in each month. Remember—it…

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