Hands On with an Enviable Bovet 1822 Fleurier Custom-Painted Watch

Every once in a while, we — who see countless numbers of watches each year — are stopped in our tracks by something truly special. Mind you, Bovet 1822 makes  a habit of stopping me in my tracks, but this particular watch stole my heart, too.  This absolutely enviable custom-made Bovet  hand-painted Fleurier watch is one…

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3 Reasons Panerai Built Its Most Complicated Watch Yet, Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, as a Made-to-Order Watch

Panerai has been busy this year – unveiling great new collections that range from skeletons to tourbillons and the all-new Due collection, which we wrote about here, with new case shape just unveiled last week in Florence, Italy. However, the watch that made us stop and tilt our heads just a little is the brand’s most…

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10 Great Water Watches for World Oceans Day (slide show)

Today is World Oceans Day and  what better time to celebrate the world’s water watches than today. As such, we have selected a slide show that includes five top watch brans that work hard to protect our oceans (Rolex, Omega, IWC, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre) and some images of their projects from around the world. We…

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A Close-Up Look at the Record-Setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

Earlier this year, at Baselworld 2016, a number of world records were set. One of the most alluring may well be the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater watch — setting the world record as the thinnest hand-wound minute repeater on the market.   Part of the ultra-thin Octo collection, the  Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater houses the…

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Louis Moinet Uses Meteorites, Dinosaur Bones and Other Treasures for Rare Artistic Watch Dials

A lot of reference has been made in the horological community about some of the exotic materials being used in the design of high-end time pieces. While we are as big a fan as any others about the latest carbon compound being forged into a watch, there are certain elements that evoke a sense of timelessness…

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Baume & Mercier Unveils Four Limited Edition Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Chronographs Honoring Drivers

Certain things just go together and their synergistic value can never be understated. Pants and pockets, peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, buttered popcorn and a good movie and, of course, watches and auto racing. In celebration of that unity, Baume & Mercier unveils four new Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Chronographs —  honoring the iconic Cobra…

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