A look at watches with a variety of horological complications and functions above and beyond telling time.

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT: Hands On Review

Three dial versions of the Vacheron Constantin Copernicus are being offered, including this hand-painted, enamel model.

At SIHH 2017, Vacheron Constantin had so many complicated and special timepieces to show this year that is was like being a kid in a candy store. One timepiece that particularly enthralls us is the Metiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT — a  tribute to great astronomical discoveries, inspired by Nicolas Copernicus. The watch is…

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SIHH 2017: Piaget Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Altiplano Collection (prices)

Piaget 43mm Altiplano Automatic 60th Anniversary collection.

When the Piaget Aliplano wristwatch was first introduced at Baselworld in 1957, its defining characteristic was its thinness: it was driven by the hand-wound Caliber 9P, which was only 2 mm thick. A few years later, in 1960, the much-heralded self-winding 12P was introduced at just 2.3mm thick. Since then, the Altiplano has embraced a…

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SIHH 2017: A Look at the Incredible Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time (price)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time watch unveiled at SIHH 2017

That noise you just heard was the thud of my jaw hitting the floor after seeing the new Jaeger-LeCoultre  Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time. For SIHH 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre is introducing a horological first:  a flying tourbillon inside of a universal timer. The latest from the manufacturer is a true horological work of art and you need to…

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SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Unveils Most Complicated Wristwatch: $1M Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600, one-of-a-kind $1million watch.

The century-old battle of the complications continues, as Vacheron Constantin unveils its most complicated wristwatch to date: Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch, which was five years in the making, boasts 23 functions and complexities, and offers   civil, solar and sidereal time indications – each via its own separate gear train. Based…

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Impressions of the Baume & Mercier Unveils Clifton GMT Power Reserve, SIHH 2017

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT blue dial watch for SIHH 2017

It’s January and we all know what that means: recovery from the holiday season, new goals for a new year and SIHH news and updates. One of our favorite brands, Baume and Mercier, has given us a sneak peek at one of the brand’s latest pieces, the Clifton GMT Power Reserve. The Clifton line is one…

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In Boutiques Now: Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei Designed by Pininfarina

Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei hand-wound watch offers 10 days of power reserve.

Unveiled to the world earlier this year, the Bovet Flying Tourbillon Ottantasei 10-Day hand-wound watch marks a significant turning point in the development of the Bovet by Pininfarina collection.  The watch displays the Pininfarina distinctive design codes and also respects the influences set forth in the first Tourbillon Ottanta® in 2010.  The word “light”, with its dual connotations of luminosity and…

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