Fly The Incredible Skies With Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Les Aerostiers Watches

 |  January 1st, 2019

With January here and SIHH around the corner, I wanted to revisit some of the most wonderful artistic watches unveils in 2018: Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Les Aerostiers. Retailing for about  $135,000 each, these unique watches were inspired by ballooning of yesteryear, and have all the majesty and beauty these vintage dirigibles had in their day. I had the grand opportunity last summer to go hot air ballooning with Vacheron Constantin over the vineyards of Napa Valley — and it…

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Video: Cartier Santos Gets Interchangeable Strap Thanks to Cool New System

 |  August 24th, 2018

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018, Cartier unveiled a cool new interchangeable (and self-sizing) strap and bracelet system for the new versions of the famed Cartier Santos watches. The Santos was  first created in 1904, when Louis Cartier created a wrist watch for his friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who was regularly seen in the early 1900’s flying his dirigible around the Eiffel Tower. That watch became the inspiration for an entire collection, the Santos, which has since become an icon for…

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A Close-Up Look at The Challenges Behind Building the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept Watch

 |  August 14th, 2018

For those familiar with the iconic Simpsons series, you no doubt know of the drool-inducing affects a well-glazed and sprinkled donut have on Homer J. Simpson. The same drool-inducing affect is evident with the 2018 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept watch. First things first, even before we get to the technical marvels within this piece, it is absolutely gorgeous. What is not to love? The well-loved iconic styling of the Royal Oak, outfitted with…

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Video: Greubel Forsey Double $695,000 Balancier Sapphire Watch

 |  July 18th, 2018

This year at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH 2018, Greubel Forsey unveiled its Double Balancier Sapphire watch. Not the first sapphire-encased watch released by the brand, the new timepiece offers an incomparable view inside the watch, which houses Greubel Forsey’s sixth “fundamental invention.”  Now, the brand has created a video of the Double Balancier Sapphire Watch that lets customers experience the visual journey from front to back of this $695,000 watch. Before you jump into the video below,…

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Video Demonstration of Panerai’s Interchangeable Straps for the Panerai Luminor Due Watches

 |  June 1st, 2018

This is definitely the year of versatility and choice in the watch industry, with many brands unveiling interchangeable straps with simple-change systems. Interestingly enough, Panerai is one such brand. For its all-new Panerai Luminor Due Collection, the brand releases a quick change system. The new Luminor Due watches are created in 38mm, 42mm, or 45mm sizes. With three days of power reserve, the automatic watch has three different versions — in steel and rose gold. Additionally, there are a host…

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Hands On: Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Watch (Prices)

 |  March 28th, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, we brought you some of the best new watches from the Montblanc 1858 collection, including the Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100  and the limited edition Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph in green. Now we bring you a look at a (relatively speaking) more affordable collection: the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere LE 1600 and the non-limited edition Geosphere. This watch is a beauty and has a lot to offer in terms of both form and function. Before we…

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Blimey! Don’t Miss This Speake-Marin Limited Edition London Chronograph (prices)

 |  February 12th, 2018

This year at SIHH, the Speake-Marin brand not only announced that it was now working with veteran watch designer Eric Giroud, but also the brand unveiled  several important new timepieces, Easily one of our favorites is the new London Chronograph,  a nod to the British roots of the brand. After all, its original founder, Peter Speake-Marin, was British and brought a lot of that watchmaking culture to the forefront in the brand. Now that he has left the company, there…

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