What It’s Really Like To Attend Grand Prix D’Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG

GPHG 2019

This year marked the second time that I attended the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG. Some call this the Academy Awards of the watch industry. I am not so sure because it is not all encompassing. Many top brands don’t participate and don’t send their watches in for judging.  This leaves some gaping holes.…

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Close Up: Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 in Steel

Vacheron Constantin Cornes de Vache 1955 Stainless Steel watch.

Marking a first for Vacheron Constantin (well almost), the brand recently unveiled its  Histories Cornes de Vache 1955 watch in stainless steel. It is the first time the brand has created this historical incarnation in steel (with the exception of a limited edition piece it created for Hodinkee).  Retailing for $39,800, the watch is a…

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Meet The $39,800 Steel Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955

Are looking for a great Vacheron Constantin watch that won’t break the bank? Well, if you are a serious watch collector, today might be your day.  For the first time (since a special limited edition done with Hodinkee), Vacheron Constantin unveils the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955, Ref. 6087, in stainless steel. The enticing watch…

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Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

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Vacheron Constantin Prototype Watch Climbs Everest On Wrist Of Avalanche Survivor, Cory Richards

Cory Richards, Vacheron Constantin

With its “One of Not Many” marketing campaign, Vacheron Constantin has been making some intriguing partnerships — and headlines.  One of its partners, Cory Richards, is a a National Geographic photographer and avid explorer who recently attempted to climb Mt. Everest unassisted, without oxygen and on an all-new route.  Exemplifying the brand’s   “One of…

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Madison Avenue Watch Week This Week In New York

Madison Avenue Watch week 2019

  Check out a dozen of your favorite watch brands this week during the 9th Annual Madison Avenue Watch Week.  From today until June 15 (Saturday), one can view some of the finest timepieces in the world at a dozen different brand boutiques along New York’s famed Madison Avenue. Open to the public, this year’s…

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