Hands On with the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

A couple of nights ago in New York City, Montblanc celebrated the opening of its Madison Avenue Boutique – with a star-studded guest roster and outstanding product. Leading the event was the recently appointed global CEO, Jerome Lambert, and Montblanc North America President and CEO, Jan-Patrick Schmitz. One of the real stars of the show…

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Possibly the most Expensive Haute Perfume — from the House of Sillage

Men – don’t leave this post thinking it is not for you. If there is a woman out there you love, read on. Women, this is all about beauty, elegance and the perfect fragrance.  We were very privileged a couple of weeks ago to meet with one of the leading USA-based perfume houses: The House…

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Watch Designer Eric Giroud Shares thoughts on the Swarovski Crystallium

  Unveiled at BaselWorld and now making its way to the retail stores, the Swarovski Crystallium Automatic watch won an honorable mention from the Red Dot Award for Best Product Design 2013. This is no great surprise when you consider the fact that the stadium-style watch was conceived of by renowned watch designer Eric Giroud. This was…

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Another One Down – BaselWorld 2013 in Review

Few journalists have the incredible experience of visiting BaselWorld Fair for nearly 30 years.  It is an enlightening and always-changing journey. This year’s BaselWorld, we witnessed the third major change of the fair in three decades.  Years ago, it was simply a Swiss industries fair. Then it grew, many industries left the fair and it…

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Trend Report: Purple Reign: A Look at Lavender Watches

By Roberta Naas The color purple has a flinty little mollusk to thank for its expensive reputation. In the past, extracting dye from this sea creature was such a costly and time-consuming process, only royal purses could stretch to such extravagance. Technology has democratized the shade of sovereigns, but our view of the hue is…

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