Around the World: Dior like only Monsieur Dior Could Know

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Dior on an amazing trip to France to experience not only the superb watchmaking prowess, but also to visit the haute couture salon, the boutiques in Paris and the Mansion in Normandy where Dior grew up. All of these places define the brand’s aesthetic culture, and…

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Weekend Sojourn: Palafitte Hotel, Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland

In the country that brings us the world’s finest chocolates and timepieces, sits one of the world’s most unique and beautiful hotels. Hotel Palafitte is unique in that it is the only five-star hotel in Europe built on water. In fact, it stands on tall piles on the Lake of Neuchatel – offering breathtaking views…

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Time Capsules: Product- Backes & Strauss Victoria Blue Heart supports Charity

At the recent World Premiere of Haute Horlogerie held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, famed British jewelry and watch brand, Backes & Strauss showed off some of its most exquisite diamond-adorned timepieces. Among the highlights were pieces in the Berkeley, Piccadilly and Regent lines, as well as a specialty piece in the brand’s Victoria…

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Around the World: The Making of Zenith Watches

Recently, we had the opportunity to tour the Zenith Swiss Watch Manufacture – a brand long known for its precision watchmaking and visionary thinking. Since 1865, Zenith has been making watches that keep pace with the times. It is the brand behind the famed El Primero movement and a brand closely associated with aviation for…

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Around the World: Hamilton Watch Company Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Recently, we went with Hamilton Watch Company to LA for the brand’s annual Behind the Camera Awards, and to celebrate the company’s 120thanniversary.  Hamilton has one of the most unusual histories in the world of watchmaking, as this brand was created as an American brand in 1892. Located in Lancaster, PA, Hamilton watches was long…

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