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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Exhibition of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and More Finally Comes to America

Beginning this Sunday, November 16, and running until march 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will be the sole worldwide venue for 250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier in an exhibition entitled: Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century. The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, and depicts Cartier’s…

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MB&F Brings Aliens to Life: Introducing the Legacy Machine No. 1 Xia Hang Watch – A World’s First (original pics, prices)

It’s an odd mix of futuristic science fiction and pure, unadulterated watchmaking – and it’s a world’s first. Yes, Max Busser, founder of MB&F and lover of all things space age and science fiction, takes his horological machines to an all new level as he breathes life into the new LM1 Xia Hang watch. The…

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Three World Records Set in Watches at SIHH 2014

Ok so let’s just get right to it. There were three world records that were set at the recent SIHH 2014. 1)      The World’s Thinnest Mechanical watch. The record breaker:  PIAGET Altiplano 900 P. The 38mm wide case with 900P movement measures an amazing 3.65mm thin. (read about it here) 2)      The World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater.…

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Steal this Watch Without Getting Arrested! Montblanc’s new Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar

When Jerome Lambert took over the helm of Montblanc last year, watch lovers who know of his magic at Jaeger-LeCoutlre were expecting big things from Montblanc’s timepiece lineup. Lambert – and Montblanc – did not disappoint. At SIHH 2014, Montblanc not only unveiled  an all new watch collection – the Meisterstuck Heritage  line – celebrating…

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Do We Really Need a Tourbillon from Baume & Mercier? Pondering the Question of the Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon

We all know Baume & Mercier as a solid Swiss watch brand – built around the keen premise of quality, affordability and timepieces that reflect heritage while looking to today and tomorrow. Time and again, this brand has brought us tried-and-true products with useful functions and elegant looks in the Clifton, Hampton, Classima and Capeland…

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