Fly The Incredible Skies With Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Les Aerostiers Watches

 |  January 1st, 2019

With January here and SIHH around the corner, I wanted to revisit some of the most wonderful artistic watches unveils in 2018: Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Les Aerostiers. Retailing for about  $135,000 each, these unique watches were inspired by ballooning of yesteryear, and have all the majesty and beauty these vintage dirigibles had in their day. I had the grand opportunity last summer to go hot air ballooning with Vacheron Constantin over the vineyards of Napa Valley — and it…

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Frederique Constant’s 30th Anniversary, Release of Grand Complications, Reconfirms Future Of Brand

 |  December 31st, 2018

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we reflect on some of the brands that celebrated in style this year. One such brand is Frederique Constant, a Swiss brand built on the relationship of value and quality. Just 30 years young, Frederique Constant has, nonetheless, put an indelible mark on time.  A few months ago, I traveled with the brand to Paris for its anniversary and for the unveiling of its limited edition Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece. The celebration…

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Hands On With Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moonphases Equation of Time GMT Watch

 |  December 26th, 2018

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Panerai unveiled its newest masterpiece: L’Astronomo. Also referred to as L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phase Equation of Time GMT, the 50 mm watch is the brand’s very first creation to have a moonphase indication  as well as a highly creative date indication system.  Recently, a very select group of journalists here in America were invited with Panerai to  Aspen to view the moon through the lens of renowned National Geographic…

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas In The Watch World

 |  December 24th, 2018

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring; No Machines whirled The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads; Computer still on, I in my thinking cap, Had just settled on skipping that long winter’s nap. Then out on the lawn there arose such…

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Ulysse Nardin Diver 42mm Watches Make the Perfect Gift For The Water Lover

 |  December 21st, 2018

 Ulysse Nardin is synonymous with underwater adventure. This brand has been creating marine chronometers since its inception in 1846 and continues today to enhance its relationship with all things marine and nautical. As such, it comes as no surprise that its most recent unveiling — a sleek 42mm Diver  — is equipped to weather the elements with its adventurous wearer. The new 42mm Diver models join the brand’s lineup of 44mm pieces, but more easily transition from water to land.  The new…

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Three Great Baume & Mercier Baumatic Watches For Under $3,500 — Perfect For The Holidays

 |  December 20th, 2018

With the holidays here, last-minute shopping doesn’t have to be a terrible thing. Baume & Mercier has the answer for the man in your life who loves watches: Baumatic. Earlier this year, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier announced some pretty incredible news: the brand was unveiling a high-tech in-house movement called Baumatic(TM). Now, the watches housing the incredible new caliber are in stores — and any watch lover and seeker of precision is…

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Corum Golden Bridge And Miss Golden Bridge Sparkle With High-Diamond Snow Settings

 |  December 19th, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, Corum unveils four new Golden Bridge watches  with stunning diamond snow settings for him and for her. Snow setting is a process wherein a variety of diamond sizes are seemingly randomly set into the metal so that they emulate snow falling. All of the metal is obstructed from view in this complex diamond setting process. While most baguette-cut settings and even brilliant-cut settings are consistent from “hole” to “hole” — wherein the diamond…

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