Women’s Watches, Especially Mechanicals, Continue to Steal the Limelight

Early last year, just after SIHH 2015, I wrote an article for Departures Magazine on the prevalence of women’s watches. The year before that, I had written an article in a Niche Media publication on how women’s watches were taking the world by storm. Because I know for a fact that we will be seeing…

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Hands On with Cartier’s Newest Skeletonized Watches: Cle’ de Cartier Skeleton and Crash Skeleton (Pre-SIHH 2016)

Recently in New York City, I got first-hand looks at some of the most exciting new timepieces destined to make their way to the US market next year. I’m speaking about the new Cartier watches that were shown as a sneak peek at the upcoming SIHH 2016 in Geneva. While there are some spectacular new…

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Up Close with the All-New Cle’ de Cartier Collection

Earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva, Cartier made another unprecedented move. The brand introduced an all-new watch line: Cle’ de Cartier. It is the brand’s first new preconceived round shaped watch since the incredibly successful launch of the Ballon Bleu. The line, designed to be unisex, features an unusual crown meant to resemble a…

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10 Terrific Cartier Panther Timepieces Unveiled at SIHH 2015 (Slide Show)

The panther is a true symbol of the House of Cartier. The signature animal has become an icon – forever entwined with the brand’s legacy. The feline concept was first used by Cartier on a wristwatch in 1914, when black gemstones and white diamonds formed a pattern that emulated the panther’s coat. When Jeanne Touissant joined…

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SIHH 2015 Reveals Art for the Wrist as New Direction

When it comes to haute horlogerie, one of the most important efforts being made to elevate time to new heights is the pursuit of finer, meters d’ arts. Indeed, at SIHH 2015, more brands were unveiling stunning artistic dials in enamel, champleve, filigree and other artistic modes for both men and women. Last week, Roberta Naas…

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A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started…

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