Storage Wars: SIHH 2019 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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Pre-SIHH 2019: Cartier Unveils Stunning New Libre Watches

 |  January 9th, 2019

  Move over men, this one is for the ladies. Long known as the collection that encompasses some of the most special Cartier watches ever made, the Libre family is joined by four new siblings this year – each with an incredible elongated shape. The new members include the Tank Chinoise Red watch, a new Diagonale watch and two new Baignoire Allongee wristwatches. Cartier Diagonale Watch Recalling its rich history in the art deco era, Cartier unveils the Cartier Diagonale…

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Cartier’s Precious Garage, Honoring Juste un Clou, On Display In New York Boutique

 |  September 12th, 2018

Last week at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City, the brand unveiled the Cartier Precious Garage boutique “experience” concept. I  covered the event and the concept, as well as the new jewelry the concept was built to honor, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Here, we bring you that article. “The Precious Garage is all about showcasing the newest additions to the Parisian brand’s iconic Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier collections. Celebrating the indispensable…

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Cartier Named As Exclusive Jewelry Partner of Ocean’s 8 Movie With Rihanna, Anne Hathaway And More

 |  May 31st, 2018

“Last week at a gala event at the Cartier mansion in New York, the luxury brand announced its role as  exclusive jewelry partner for Ocean’s 8. The Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Rahway Road production, “Ocean’s 8,” stars Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and others, and is the newest edition to the “Oceans” franchise. Directed by Gary Ross, the movie witnesses Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie as she assembles a female crew to pull off an incredible…

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Top Five Watch Industry Billionaires As Seen On Forbes Billionaires List

 |  May 29th, 2018

Recently, Forbes posted its 2018 World’s Billionaires list, wherein it named record 2,208 billionaires from around the globe. Interestingly enough, but not too surprisingly, there were some luxury goods owners from the watch industry on that list, including the CEO of two big watch groups, and a few others. Topping the watch brand and luxury goods list is Bernard Arnault & Family – coming in as number 4 on the list. Arnault is the Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018 (Piaget, Cartier, Louis Moinet, ArtyA)

 |  May 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind we will be writing in depth about each of these watches in the coming weeks. “Over the past decade, the watch industry has witnessed incredible…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2018: Come Inside With Us And See What A Typical Day Is Like And Witness The Best Exhibition Spaces And More

 |  January 29th, 2018

Every year, we anxiously await the trek to Geneva for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) – the first luxury watch exhibit of the year. This year marked the 28th exhibition – and my 27th year in attendance (I missed one year when my darling daughter was born). As always, it was a thrill to meet up with old friends, make new friends and feel the beating pulse that guides the watch world through yet another year. Here,…

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