Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Cartier Unleashes new Panther Watch

Cartier has long been synonymous with stunning panther motifs. Now, the brand unleashes its new Promenade d’une Panthere watch – and deftly does what only Cartier can do — create the panther in an ever more dramatic design. The haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie timepiece is like a dream to behold. Housing the caliber 9603…

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A Timely Event: Breguet Celebrates 200th Anniversary of First Wristwatch in Geneva

In January, 2012, in Geneva, Breguet opens an exhibition entitled “1810-1812, Breguet makes the first wristwatch, fit for a Queen.” The exhibition pays homage to the Queen of Naples and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first wristwatch on record –made over a two-year period culminating in 1812. The watch was ordered in 1810 by…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – A. Lange & Sohne Unveils New Datograph Benchmark

I remember well the day that A. Lange & Sohne’s top executives unveiled to the world – and showed me in person — the brand’s Datograph – the quintessential chronograph. It was in 1999, not long after the brand had made the decision to re-enter the market after the reunification of Germany. It was a…

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Weekend Sojourn: MB&F Gallery in Geneva—if you don’t find it there – you might not find it anywhere

clapping machines Just a couple of months ago, we mentioned that the much-loved Max Busser of MB&F was opening his brand’s very first gallery in Geneva. The MB&F  M.A.D Gallery  (Mechanical Art Devices)  plays home to the complete range of the brand’s coveted Horological Machines, but  also  to a host of other carefully-curated  sorts of…

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Style Watch: TAG Heuer Watches for Women

Known for its innovative approach to watchmaking, TAG Heuer has long created some wonderfully exciting women’s sport watches, but this new Formula 1 TAG Heuer Lady Steel & Ceramic watch may beat them all! The alluring, immediately recognizable timepiece is crafted of high-tech ceramic and meticulously set with diamonds on the dial and bezel of…

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Time Capsules: product –Vacheron Constantin Takes Haute Joaillerie Watchmaking to new Heights

 Vacheron Constantin has made legendary history with the making of its incredible high-jeweled watches, such as the Kallista (a watch made in 1979 that took 6,000 hours of workmanship to set the 130 carats of diamonds that comprised its case and bracelet), which inspired the brand a couple of decades later to create the Kalla…

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