Watch Lovers Won’t Want To Miss Watches & Wonders Miami On President’s Day Weekend

 |  February 7th, 2019

From February 15 to the 17th in sunny Miami, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show will take place, concurrent with the Miami Yacht Show and vintage auto show.  Watch lovers won’t want to miss this event. Just about 30 watch brands will be showcasing their newest watches here, and some are unveiling new timepieces for the first time. Led by the  Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in partnership with the Miami Design District.  Brands that are exhibiting in their…

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SIHH 2019 In Review: From Watches To Exhibition Space, Events And More

 |  January 23rd, 2019

If you were in attendance at this year’s SIHH, then — as the saying goes — “if you know, you know.” For those who weren’t there, however, we take you behind the scenes for a look at what went on at the 29th annual SIHH and around Geneva from January 13-18, 2019 — the good, the bad and the ugly. SIHH 2019 in Review: Right off the bat, I have to say that this was one of the most successful…

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Storage Wars: SIHH 2019 Maybe (Not) The Most Disappointing Storage Units Ever

 |  January 21st, 2019

Could we be ending an era of creativity? If this year’s offering of USB keys—where brands store their most important information and images to disseminate to the press – is an example, the answer is yes. Since 2012, we have been taking a close look at the USB keys give out at Baselworld and SIHH.  Storage Wars is one of our most popular posts, and every time I visit a brand, as they hand me their USB key, they wonder…

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SIHH 2019: Hands On With The All-New Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 Collection

 |  January 15th, 2019

It’s been a long time coming. This year at SIHH 2019, Audemars Piguet stunned the world with an all-new collection — something the brand hasn’t done in decades.  The new CODE 11.59 was years in the making and is an all new case, design and concept. Essentially, the new series — designed as a unisex 41mm watch — consists fo 13 model, six caliber and three brand new calibers, including an integrated in-house chronograph, an automatic and a self-winding flying…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold

 |  October 9th, 2018

Earlier this year at SIHH, Audemars Piguet unveiled  the Royal Oak Frosted Double Balance Wheel Openworked watch. A work of art and craftsmanship, the 37mm timepiece features a remarkable Frosted gold finish created by Carolina Bucci, whom the  brand has worked with for two years. Now, the brand releases a new 41mm Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold version with mirrored dial. The case and the entire bracelet of the watch is hand-finished in what Audemars Piguet calls Frosted…

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A Close-Up Look at The Challenges Behind Building the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept Watch

 |  August 14th, 2018

For those familiar with the iconic Simpsons series, you no doubt know of the drool-inducing affects a well-glazed and sprinkled donut have on Homer J. Simpson. The same drool-inducing affect is evident with the 2018 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept watch. First things first, even before we get to the technical marvels within this piece, it is absolutely gorgeous. What is not to love? The well-loved iconic styling of the Royal Oak, outfitted with…

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Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

 |  July 10th, 2018

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239, circa 1968. That watch was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. It sold for $212,500. Other highlights from the watch sale,…

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