Up Close With The Armin Strom GMT Resonance In Gold (price)

 |  January 3rd, 2019

Recently, we brought you the news of the newest Armin Strom GMT Resonance watch — a stunning oval timepiece chocked with highly technical watchmaking. You can read all the technical details here. Now, Armin Strom unveils the GMT Resonance watch in 18-karat white gold, and it deserves a closer look, as well. In this watch, the two watch movements are not vertically stacked but arranged side by side. While the first launch of this Dual Time Resonance model was  in titanium, the Masterpiece collection has now…

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MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 In Purple …. What’s Next?

 |  January 2nd, 2019

   MB&F LegacyMachine 2 in white gold with purple dial.MB&F With SIHH 2018 around the corner, we are wondering what we are going to see from our favorite independent brands. I mean, just a few weeks ago MB&F unveiled its $159,000 Legacy Machine No. 2 with a regal purple dial. Crafted in 18-karat white gold, the LM2 White Gold Purple watch is being created in  a limited edition of just 12 pieces. MB&F Legacy Machine 2 is created in a…

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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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