Watch Education: What Exactly is a Perpetual Calendar Watch?

One of the most sought-after complications on today’s watch market is the perpetual calendar. These sophisticated time trackers typically hold calibers with anywhere from 300 to 600 pieces and command prices that range from $25,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on their added functions and adornments. Waiting lists for these watches can run…

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Introducing Cartier’s Dial Art

This year Cartier reverts to history  — reinterpreting ancient arts into watch dial formats that leave us all a bit jealous of those who can afford to buy these masterpieces, and – of course — hungry for more. Among the motifs Cartier utilizes this year: Granulation; Cameo work; Sculpting of mother of pearl; Marquetry and…

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Audemars Piguet in Michael Bastian’s Runway Show

Last week, during New York City’s fashion week,  Audemars Piguet was seen on the runway with Michael Bastian – for the third consecutive season. Bastian, named 2011CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, showed his newest collection at Focus: Café Rouge and featured new pieces from Audemars Piguet’s collection on the runway. Among the watches that…

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Introducing the Greubel Forsey Golden Sails

Last Friday, we brought you the story of Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 here and the magnificent alliance the brand has formed with micro-sculpter Willard Wigan. In that post we showed you the Golden Mask, and alluded to the newest piece coming to the fore front — the Golden Sails. Representing a true journey, the Golden…

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Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

As mentioned here a couple of days ago, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, and as such it unveils the 10th watch in its Hybris Mechanica series of Grande complications – the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3. The watch features a flying spherical tourbillon and – for the first time – an instantaneous digital…

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