Hands On with the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

 |  October 24th, 2013

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 was the all-new ExoTourbillon Rattrapante. While this Collection Villeret 1858 timepiece was shown at the Hong Kong Watches & Wonders show in September, it is…

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

 |  October 6th, 2013

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 of Sillage. Based in California, this brand – run by a woman – does everything right – from creating its fragrances in France, to hand-making…

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Watch Designer Eric Giroud Shares thoughts on the Swarovski Crystallium

 |  August 14th, 2013

  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 Giroud’s second time designing for Swarovski (the first was a woman’s watch known as the D:Light and which also won a red dot design award).…

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Another One Down – BaselWorld 2013 in Review

 |  May 5th, 2013

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 became Basel – complete with watch brands and jewelry brands from around the world. Then it grew, and the layout of the fair changed, with…

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Weekend Sojourn: Storage Wars

 |  September 30th, 2012

Storage — one of the single most importnat things in the world of internet savvy consumers. From hard drive back ups to USB keys and even the cloud — it’s hard to have enough room to save all those pictures and information. I have a few trinkets sitting on my desk at all times, though, that help me do just that — store and save — but in style! Being a car lover — (well, of course, and also a watch lover)…

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Trend Report: Purple Reign: A Look at Lavender Watches

 |  August 17th, 2012

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 that it’s still high-end. Design houses such as Marc Jacobs, Dior, and Victoria Beckham have been playing with purple for a couple of seasons, and…

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Style Watch: Swarovski watches offer Regal allure

 |  December 14th, 2011

We said we’d bring some wonderful women’s watches to the fore front during the month of December – so here we are with a great Swarovski piece. A Limited Edition for the holidays, this shimmering Elis Bangle from Swarovski features a stunning bracelet in amethyst Crystal Mesh. It is set with 744 crystals in a wave pattern, and set in the center with a square bezel, cut in to a pyramid shape. The purple dial is set with miniature crystals…

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