Introducing the Hautlence HLRQ01 Watch at SIAR 2013

 |  October 3rd, 2013

This week, from October 1 through 3, the 7th edition of  SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria Mexico) is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City. At this important by-invitation-only show, dozens of top brands are exhibiting their latest creations, and some are unveiling new timepieces. Hautlence, in fact, is releasing the never-before-seen HLRQ01.  We’ve written about Hautlence many times here before. It is a cutting edge brand that was first founded in 2004 by Guillame Tetu. The…

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New York, Antiquorum Preview of Only Watch Timepieces

 |  September 25th, 2013

Just last week in New York City,  Antiquorum  Auctioneers U.S. held its US-exclusive preview of the 33 unique watches – each made especially for the auction —  that are being auctioned this weekend in the upcoming   Only Watch auction  on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  All proceeds from the auction  will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In New York, Antiquorum co-hosted with The Consulate…

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4 Top Watch Brands Win Couture Time Awards

 |  June 11th, 2013

  At the recent Couture show, I was honored to be – for the third year running – a Couture Time judge – along with fellow jurors: watch collectors Sam Yukon and celebrity chef Nick Stellino, journalist Keith Strandberg, author John Reardon and Daryn Schnipper of Sotheby’s. Judging is a big responsibility – as there are many particularities that go into judging a contest – and you have to hold your own true emotions at bay to offer a fair…

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MB&F MusicMachine – Possibly the Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

 |  June 9th, 2013

It was only a month or so ago in BaselWorld that the well-known and much-loved MB&F unveiled its newest piece – the MusicMachine. While the brand is renowned for its cutting-edge timepieces, the ever-creative Max Busser couldn’t help but want something a little different to wow the world with this year. He conceived of a spaceship like music box built in collaboration with the world’s finest hand-made music box company, Reuge. The MB&F MusicMachine is an elaborate feat of engineering…

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Exploring the Chopard L.U.C Engine One H

 |  June 6th, 2013

An aesthetic hybrid that combines auto inspirations and fine watchmaking, the new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H hand-wound timepiece is a delight to look at and to wear. The Chopard Manufacture Tourbillon movement reflects the look of an engine and race car instrumentation – on both the dial side and via the sapphire caseback. The watch is equipped with a tourbillon regulator and housed in a titanium case. The aesthetics of this timepiece is definitely likened to the sports car…

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Understanding Tag Heuer’s New Carrera MikroPendulum Concept Watch

 |  June 3rd, 2013

In BaselWorld last month, TAG Heuer did what it usually does – unveiled a concept watch. This time it was the extremely avant-garde TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS Concept watch.   Of course, it also unveiled the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum 100th of a second Chronograph.  Confused?  We’ll try to explain. In the world of haute horlogerie concept watches are a must. While they may or may not ever reach the market in serial production – they nonetheless test the invention waters.…

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Four Hot New Rolex Colors for the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date (with original pictures and prices))

 |  May 31st, 2013

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the recent watch auctions. In one of them, a decades-old bold lemon-yellow dialed Rolex was a top seller. For years, Rolex has been creating great, colorful dials that catch the eye. This year is no exception. In its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date series, the brand has unveiled new 36mm Everose gold, yellow gold and white gold models with intriguing dials that include green, cherry red, blue, cognac and rhodium offered on color coordinated straps.…

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