A. Lange & Sohne Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Lange 1 With Special Edition Watch

 |  January 10th, 2019

It was in October of 1994 that A. Lange  & Sohne unveiled the Lange 1 watch. The epitome of the German brand’s style elements and technical prowess, the Lange 1 turns 25 this year and still remains a coveted timepiece in all of its newest iterations thanks to the asymmetric dial and strong personality. In fact, it was on October 24, 1994 that A. Lange  & Sohne founder Walter Lange, along with watch industry great Gunter Blumlein, presented the first…

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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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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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Hands On With Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moonphases Equation of Time GMT Watch

 |  December 26th, 2018

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Panerai unveiled its newest masterpiece: L’Astronomo. Also referred to as L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phase Equation of Time GMT, the 50 mm watch is the brand’s very first creation to have a moonphase indication  as well as a highly creative date indication system.  Recently, a very select group of journalists here in America were invited with Panerai to  Aspen to view the moon through the lens of renowned National Geographic…

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