Hands On With The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch Unveiled At Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  February 27th, 2019

Last week in Miami – at the second annual Watches  & Wonders show — Ulysse Nardin used the Florida backdrop, complete with concurrent Yacht Show and car show — to unveil its newest masterpiece: The Marine Mega Yacht watch that indicates tides, along with a host of other important information for sailors, and that carries a retail price of about $310,000.   I wrote extensively about the watch last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes, but here we go…

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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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Introducing the $150,000 Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar

 |  September 6th, 2016

In its unyielding quest for performance and precision, Vacheron Constantin regularly unveils new movements and new timepieces with coveted functions. Today, the brand releases the all-new Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar watch, with new in-house-made 1142 QP caliber. The watch holds the Hallmark of Geneva certification. Retailing for $150,000, the 43mm platinum watch deftly blends the perpetual calendar and chronograph complications. The high-tech movement is entirely designed and developed in house and offers date, days, months, leap years and moon phases,…

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Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts Atelier (Dial Painting, Gem Setting, Technology)

 |  June 13th, 2016

It isn’t every day one gets to visit one of the top-tier Manufactures — but I have been lucky enough to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre twice in one year.  The brand, tucked away in the village of Le Sentier, Switzerland, has a rich history of watchmaking and innovative pioneering that sets it apart from most others and flags it as a benchmark leader. In our article on HauteTime, we bring you a close-up look at the Manufacture, check it out here. Meanwhile, we want…

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Harry Winston’s Visionary Zalium Project Z9 is Not New, but is in Stores Now- Hurry (hands-on pics)

 |  February 24th, 2016

Let’s be clear — because if you are reading other sites, you may have been seeing the news of this watch as a “New” introduction. In fact, the amazing Harry Winston Project Z9 watch is NOT news. It was unveiled to the world at last year’s BaselWorld Fair (2015). The news here is — this watch is finally available in stores! Additionally, while we wrote about it back then, it is such as complex product that it is well worth writing about now-…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

 |  January 14th, 2016

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more importantly – reflect the genius thinkers of today and even tomorrow. Centuries ago, great watchmakers such as Abraham-Louis Breguet, Antoine LeCoultre and Adrien Philippe –…

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Watch Collectors, This is For You: The Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue

 |  May 18th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Aside from the perfect piece of carry on luggage, the dual time zone watch is the perfect travel companion for the business professional. Let’s be honest, looking unfettered while traveling across three times zones, keeping track of meetings across the globe and knowing the kids’ bedtime back home is challenging on the best of days. Well, with the release of the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue, the plane ride from JFK to Heathrow just got…

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