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Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

For those who love to immerse themselves in the world of watches – and today, that is a strong number – WatchTime New York exhibition returns this year to Manhattan for a fifth rendition. The show, which takes place October 25-26 at the landmark Gotham Hall, this year boasts a record 37 participating brands.  Open…

SIHH 2016: Meet the New Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments Collection

Métiers d’Arts have just escalated in elegance and sophistication thanks to Vacheron Constantin and the all-new  Fabuleaux Ornements collection of timepieces unveiled at this year’s SIHH. The series celebrates the decorative arts of different cultures ranging from Chinese embroidery, to Ottoman architecture, Indian manuscripts and French Lacework. The collection, first launched two years ago, features…

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SIHH 2016: Meet the Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P Mechanical Quartz Watch

  What happens when an iconic luxury watch brand with a legendary history in ultra thin mechanical watches, as well as in the quartz revolution decides to marry its  feats?  The answer lies with Piaget, here at the 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), where we are taking a closer look at the newest…

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SIHH 2016: Introducing the Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux Caliber 9462 MC (Hands On)

Cartier has long been a master of mystery clocks, creating famous see-through clocks for more than a century. These Mystery clocks showcased rock crystal and other clear materials for the dial so that the hands seem to float in space – telling the time without any apparent link to the movement. While these clocks mystified…

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SIHH 2016: Introducing the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Limited Edition Hand-Painted Watch in the new 4810 Collection (original photos)

We’ve said it before and we will say it again, Montblanc is brand commanding you to sit up and take notice. Especially since being under the direction of powerhouse CEO Jerome Lambert who knows watches probably better than the back of his own hand. As such we fully expected to be wowed again at this…

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Cartier, Baur Foundation Bring “Asia Imagined” to Life at this Geneva Exhibition

An incredible exhibit of nearly 250 objects of art with Asian inspiration – more than half of them created by Cartier — draws visitors from around the world to the grand city of Geneva. Opened on November 12th, 2015, and running until February 14th, 2016, the exhibit, “Asia Imagined” is presented by the Baur Foundation…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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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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Fast Focus: 4 Fantastic Men’s Watches to Start the New Year Right

Dressing to impress, from the boardroom to global business meetings without missing a beat? Check out these four fantastic men’s watches that will have all eyes on you. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Calendar watch ($24,300) is crafted in 18k white gold. The automatic caliber 891/2-448 provides the hour, minute, and seconds, as well as the day,…

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Watches on the Red Carpet: What did Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Ruffalo Wear at the Golden Globes?

  This past Sunday, the 2016 Golden Globes Awards Ceremony took place in LA and a lot of bling walked the Red Carpet on celebrities. Not only did Harry Winston and Tiffany Gems shine boldly, but also a few key watch brands were seen on the wrists of key stars. Winner Matt Damon and “Creed”…

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