NEWS
Vacheron Constantin Zodiac Chinese Year of the Rat 2020 Metiers d'Art watch.

For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…

Time Capsules: PRE- SIHH New Product – Girard-Perregaux Recalls its Roots

Recalling the classical elegance of decades gone by, Girard-Perregaux unveils the  1966 Small Seconds timepiece, inspired by the brand’s 19th century large pocket watches. Offered in 18-karat pink or white gold, the 40mm watch houses a new GP automatic movement that was developed based on the brand’s caliber 3300. It offers a power reserve of…

Read More →

Time Capsules: Pre-SIHH 2011 News – IWC Focuses on Portofino

Each year IWC focuses heavily on one of its main collections – introducing a powerful wealth of important new pieces in that family. For 2011, it is the Mediterranean-influenced Portofino that receives an infusion of creativity and innovation. This family has been an important part of the IWC line for more than 25 years, since…

Read More →

Time Capsules: Product – Jaquet Droz SW Chrono

Conceived based on the Grande Second SW – a watch with an extra-large second indication – the new SW Chrono has finally made its way to stores around the world. The bold beauty, introduced in 2010, is a powerful timepiece with decidedly masculine appeal and contemporary materials. It features a dial, crown and pushpieces accented…

Read More →

Weekend Sojourn: Exploring the Galapagos Islands

One of the world’s most beautiful and precious places, the Galapagos Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These islands – where Charles Darwin formed his revolutionary theory of evolution  – are an extraordinary ecosystem of life unlike any other in the world. Here, the most incredible array of birds, animals and plants co-exist in a…

Read More →

A Moment in Time: Hautlence SA’s Co-Founder and managing director, Guillaume Tetu

Not even 40 yet, the very humble, genuine and likeable Guillaume Tetu has already accomplished a wealth of interesting feats in watchmaking.  Having spent two years as a Consultant  CAO (Construction Assisted by Computer) for the Rolex Supplier of Metal Bracelets, Gay Frères, and seven years with  the LVMH Group and TAG Heuer’s Product Development…

Read More →

Time Capsules: News – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in New York City – No Radiations!

For those in and visiting New York the end of this month and in to February, you’re in for a treat. Beginning on January 26 and running through February 11 at the Blancpain Boutique (781 Madison Ave), there will be an exhibition entitled:  “The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms.” The collection of timepieces for professional divers…

Read More →

Time Capsules: News –Motorcycling and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor

One of the world’s most demanding motorsports races, the Dakar Rally, is taking place now in Argentina and Chile – across extreme conditions that include desert and tundra. Famous Greek motor biker Vasillis Orfanas is participating for the fifth time this year, and is wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor extreme World Chronograph.    This world…

Read More →

Time Capsules: SIHH News – Piaget’s Newest Ultra Thin is Ultra Superb

While today’s hottest trend may be ultra-thin watches, and even ultra-thin complications – Piaget has been a master of ultra thins for more than half a century. This brand holds records for ultra thin and ultra light movements, escapements and carriages. In fact, it has held a pioneering role in this field since 1957 when…

Read More →

Time Capsules: Product – Everyone Loves Pirates, especially Cuervo y Sobrinos

 Cuervo y Sobrinos – the Swiss watch brand with Cuban heritage that has stolen so many hearts since its re-introduction to the world in 2002 – has rounded it outs beloved Pirata collection with the newest Pirata Chronograph with complete calendar. While this watch was shown to the world earlier in 2010 – it has…

Read More →

Trend Report: High-Tech Ceramic Watches

Today, more and more timepieces are made of high-tech ceramic. What’s more, this non-metallic compound is being used in the ultra- high-end for superb looks in colors that range from black to white to blue and more. Rado is credited with pioneering in the ceramic watch world as far back as the early 1980s, but…

Read More →