Does Your Watch have a Singing Bird? If Not, Take a Close-Up Look at the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater (Video)

By Gordon Henderson Haute horology is a deft blend of technical innovations, artistry and handcrafted workmanship. All of these feats come together in the alluring Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva—a watch that sits comfortably at the intersection of mechanical invention and art. The newest piece, like the others before it, honors Genève, where the brand’s namesake,…

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils Harmony to Celebrate its 260th Anniversary

By Gordon Henderson In honor of 260 years of continuous production (the longest of any manufacturer), Vacheron Constantin has unveiled a new line of timepieces under the banner name, Harmony. The line will feature a cushion shaped case and a design that is inspired by a yellow gold chronograph produced in 1928. However, the modern…

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MMT – A Swiss Joint Venture Finally Develops A Watch That Is Smart (with Frederique Constant and Alpina)

When you think watches, you think something that can stand up to the test of time. A personal item with an emotional attachment you can pass down from generation to generation. And when you think technology you think something that is ever-changing. An item made to be obsolete, to be replaced just months later. It…

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Close-Up with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – You’ll Be Star Struck

We know Jaeger-LeCoultre has a rich heritage of perfecting the technical skill and craftsmanship that makes an extraordinary timepiece. This is a brand that continually reaches for the stars in its efforts to create works of art that are truly inventive and innovative. Such is the case with the newly released 2015 edition of the  Master Grande…

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Introducing the 1815 Anniversary A. Lange Limited Edition Watch from A. Lange & Sohne

By Gordon Henderson Last week, A. Lange & Sohne celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, at the brand’s newly minted NYC boutique. Lange was born on February 18, 1815 and as any astute horologist should know, helped place not only the brand, but also the former East German town of Glashutte,…

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Baume & Mercier Redefines the Iconic Classima Watches Collection

Baume & Mercier continues to surprise us with new renditions of iconic collections and of historic pieces. In fact, in January at SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I had the rare opportunity to speak at length with Baume & Mercier Senior Designer Sara Sandmeir about the newly revamped collection of iconic Classima watches being unveiled this…

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