Meet the $775,000 Krayon Everywhere Horizon Mechanical Watch That Tracks Sunrise/Sunset Anywhere on Earth

 |  July 23rd, 2018

If money is not a constraint, the limits of what can be achieved via horological innovation never cease to amaze. For the cost of the average amount in a 50 year old’s 501k, Krayon has crafted a piece, the Everywhere Horizon, that can be programmed to track the sunrise and sunset in any part of the globe — mechanically. In essence what you are getting with the Krayon Horizon Everywhere is a mechanical calculator that, once the latitude and longitude…

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Hands On With Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication Watch

 |  March 29th, 2018

Very few watch brands – perhaps fewer than a handful – have the ability to offer the universe on the wrist. Sure, some offer the world, a globe, multi-hemispheres, the stars and even complete constellations – but just the upper echelon can bring an actual mechanical planetarium to the wrist. Van Cleef & Arpels is one such brand, and this year the Maison unveils the Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication for the wrist. Falling into the brand’s Poetry of Time…

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The Galaxy on the Wrist: Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460RT (prices)

 |  August 3rd, 2017

Earlier this year at SIHH, Swiss watch brand Vacheron Constantin unveiled a watch that surprised and delighted us thanks to the celestial complexity and beauty of the piece: Metiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460RT. We covered it here, however, this particular Metiers d’Arts collection warrants a closer look now that it has finally made its way to stores. What makes its so special is an incredible blend of Swiss watchmaking, technology and craftsmanship that brings  a celestial galaxy to the wrist.…

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Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT: Hands On Review

 |  February 7th, 2017

At SIHH 2017, Vacheron Constantin had so many complicated and special timepieces to show this year that is was like being a kid in a candy store. One timepiece that particularly enthralls us is the Metiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT — a  tribute to great astronomical discoveries, inspired by Nicolas Copernicus. The watch is definitively equal parts work of art and technical mastery, with three different expressions of the arts and a new caliber with original displays. In typical Vacheron…

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

 |  January 16th, 2017

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based on previous demand of its bespoke pieces, we estimate that this unique watch easily carries a hefty price tag that goes above and beyond the $1…

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Close-Up with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – You’ll Be Star Struck

 |  February 25th, 2015

We know Jaeger-LeCoultre has a rich heritage of perfecting the technical skill and craftsmanship that makes an extraordinary timepiece. This is a brand that continually reaches for the stars in its efforts to create works of art that are truly inventive and innovative. Such is the case with the newly released 2015 edition of the  Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication.  We wrote about a diamond-studded version of this piece late last year, and you can read the nitty gritty technical details about it here. But…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Goes Astral: Introducing the Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon at SIHH 2015

 |  January 20th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson One of the many things that makes Jaeger-LeCoutre a great brand and one of the major manufactures to follow, is how they are able to innovate across a number of different lines and price points while still maintaining the identity of each family of watches. That skill is once again on display at SIHH with the addition to the Doumetre family of the Doumetre Spherotourbillon Moon. Those that have followed the Doumetre family know the line is all about precision and…

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