Pre-SIHH 2019: Meet Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda Metropolitaine Selene Rose Gold

 |  January 11th, 2019

Once again top watch brands exhibiting at SIHH 2019 will be showcasing some important watches woofer women. In fact, Parmigiani’sTonda Métropolitaine Sélène Rose Gold is yet another example of Parmigiani’s skill in creating lovely ladies watches that tastefully meld fine watchmaking and fine jewelry. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène collection, you may remember, was first introduced in 2016. And since then the line has grown to include a number of 33.7mm steel-cased models defined by Tonda-style drop-shaped lugs, moon-phase indication at 12…

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Frederique Constant’s 30th Anniversary, Release of Grand Complications, Reconfirms Future Of Brand

 |  December 31st, 2018

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we reflect on some of the brands that celebrated in style this year. One such brand is Frederique Constant, a Swiss brand built on the relationship of value and quality. Just 30 years young, Frederique Constant has, nonetheless, put an indelible mark on time.  A few months ago, I traveled with the brand to Paris for its anniversary and for the unveiling of its limited edition Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece. The celebration…

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Four Fantastic Carl F. Bucherer Watches For The Holidays For Him And Her

 |  December 11th, 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for the love of your life? Carl F. Bucherer, Swiss watch brand founded in Lucerne in 1888, has a few ideas, including four fantastic watches for any lifestyle. Carl F. Bucherer Watches For Men While this brand has several pretty impressive collections, this holiday season we are loving the Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral  watch. We have written extensively about this timepiece this year and you can find all the details in this video interview here or in this…

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Video Interview: Fiona Kruger Talks About Chaos

 |  November 20th, 2018

Recently at WatchTime New York, we had the opportunity to speak at length and on video with the wonderful Fiona Kruger. Not a watchmaker, but a designer who likes to do things differently, Scottish-born Kruger is perhaps best known for her incredible Skull watches. Recently, though, she introduced her second new collection, Chaos, and her first movement — made expressly for her by Agenhor. In this video interview, we discuss what Chaos means to her, how she developed the design…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

 |  September 21st, 2018

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall so many of his stories, adventures, and even misadventures incredibly clearly because Peter Speake-Marin has a way of communicating that borders on philosophizing. He is…

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Watch Review: Building My Own Customized Baume Watch

 |  August 20th, 2018

You may recall that we broke the news here first last May that Richemont Group was creating an all-new brand: Baume. Not to be confused with Baume & Mercier, but a brainchild that was formed under that brand’s wings, the new Baume brand can be purchased only on line, and buyers can customize their own custom watch if they so desire, or buy an already designed watch. Baume gave me the opportunity to customize a watch of my own, which…

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Oris Goes For Wild and Wonderful Pop-Up Store Experience with Vintage Airstream

 |  August 13th, 2018

It isn’t every day that we see pop-up watch sales by brands at events taking place around America, but when we do, they are usually very staid in nature, with sales reps showing watches via luxury showcases and pouring champagne. Well forget that … Independent Swiss watch brand, Oris, takes the concept of experiencing watches at pop-up shops to an all new height. The brand turns to a vintage Airstream trailer as the home of its upcoming pop-up shops, and…

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