Anne-Laure Parmigiani

Earlier this spring, right after Watches & Wonders Geneva, we wrote in depth about the incredible Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante. The $28,700 watch was a world premier and is the first to use a split-second Rattrapante (generally used for a chronograph) for a GMT second time zone hand. This watch offered innovation inside and…

Reflecting On The Rattrapante: Meet A. Lange & Sohne’s 1815 Rattrapante

The A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Rattrapante,

  Known as one of the most difficult horological instruments to build, the Rattrapante (or split-seconds) chronograph is a watch that can track multiple events with different ending times all at once. It is no easy feat and requires hundreds of extra tiny mechanical parts to be chocked into an already full movement, but the…

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Meet Panerai’s New ESteel Submersible Watches

Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Grigio Roccia

By Nancy Olson Panerai’s new 44mm collection of Submersible watches—the QuanrantaQuattro (Italian for “forty-four”)—comprises several references. Each features Panerai design codes we’ve come to know and love, like cushion-shaped cases and Safety Lock crown protectors, courtesy of the collection’s Luminor roots. I’ll focus here on the three eSteel models, though, just because I like their…

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A Closer Look At Armin Strom’s World’s-First Orbit Watch

Armin Strom Orbit First Edition

Updated July 17, 2022 By Nancy Olson Just following publication of this review of the Armin Strom Orbit, the brand announced its newest version — now in black. The new Manufacture Edition is not a limited edition, as is the original. Read on. . .  The date is a fairly straightforward complication on a watch—unless…

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Meet The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Automatic Diamonds

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Automatic Diamonds

By Nancy Olson The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda ladies timepieces combine serious watchmaking with the lavish delicacies of the jeweler’s art—two things that grab my attention when considering a watch I’d want to wear on my wrist. Available in myriad variations, one more beautiful than the next, it’s not so easy for me to choose a…

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IWC X Toto Wolff Watch Fetches More Than $190,000 For Charity At Bonhams Auction

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar “Toto Wolff x Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team”

Last week, we let you in on the fact that there was a last chance to bid on the last IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Toto Wolff x Merceds-AMG Petronas Formula One(TM) Team timepiece that was being auctioned by Bonhams for charity. Initially just 100 of this tribute watch were made and this…

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A Closer Look At The MB&F Tiger Eye Legacy Machine FlyingT

MB&F Legacy Machine Flying T Tiger's Eye

It was just three years ago in 2019  that MB&F launched its first women’s watch:  Legacy Machine FlyingT. It boasted the beloved round case with high domed sapphire crystal, offset angled dial  and vertical movement with tourbillon escapement rising above the dial plate. It was also ensconced in diamonds. It drew a lot of attention…

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Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre And Other Watches Up For Auction For HSNY Charity Event

• Lot 7 — PATEK PHILIPPE, Reference 715, open-face pocket watch retailed by Tiffany & Co., 18K yellow gold, circa 1967. Donated by Collectability.

Looking for a special timepiece that you just haven’t found yet? Next week might be your lucky week, From July 6-13, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) working with Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, present Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction. This year marks the second year the  online auction takes place…

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From The Skies To The Depths Of The Oceans: Meet Breitling’s New SuperOcean Watches

Breitling SuperOcean

In America, July 4th marks the nation’s independence and we typically celebrate with picnics, parades and more — always bedecked in red, white and blue. However, since Breitling just released its newest SuperOcean watches, we will celebrate today with a few shades of blue, orange, green and more. The colorful new timepieces from the brand…

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Oris Helps Clean Up New York Harbor, Backs Billion Oyster Project With Limited Edition Aquis

Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition watch

Over the course of a  couple of days in New York City, Swiss independent watch brand Oris made an impact. The brand, a champion of grassroots level initiatives around the world and a supporter of sustainable projects, unveiled its New York Harbor Limited Edition watch in support of the non-profit Billion Oyster Project, whose goal…

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