Pre-SIHH 2013: Panerai Unveils Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio

Combining its strengths — sophisticated haute horlogerie and high-tech sports watchmaking – Panerai now unveils the limited edition PAM 530 Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio. The split-seconds chronograph is built with a vertical clutch and two column wheels to operating two hands –superimposed and partially independent — to measure partial times or a second…

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Show Time 2013 – Top Watches Unveiled at SIHH

For true watch lovers – those who follow every unveiling and await each new innovation – it’s  Show Time! The 2013 Show Season is upon us and begins exactly one week from today with the opening of the very prestigious watch trade event: Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH). This luxurious exhibition in…

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Weekend Sojourn: Jean-Claude Biver’s Cheese

I’ve known Jean-Claude Biver for almost three decades … since he launched the Blancpain brand in the early 1980’s. Biver, the CEO of Hublot, is known globally as one of the most successful, and exuberant executives in the Swiss watch industry. He is also the maker of some of the most exclusive cheese in the…

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Watch Education: What Exactly is a Chronograph

Chronograph watches — we write about them all the time. Lately, though, with the holidays on us and some watch lovers looking to buy watches as gifts, we had a lot of interested readers asking questions about chronographs. Here, we try to outline the basics about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it…

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A Moment in Time: TAG-Heuer Brings on Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, the vibrant California-born actress who won hearts in the film The Holiday, as well as in roles such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and Being John Malkovich, is one of TAG Heuer’s top ambassadors and the face behind the brand’s newest Link Lady timepiece collection.  Here, in…

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Around the World: Rolex and the 68th Sydney Hobart Sailing Competition

While today marks the day after Christmas for many of us, for others it is the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia. With a southerly breeze providing the perfect angle for a spinnaker start and run down the harbor, it proved less kind as the yachts exited the Sydney…

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