Experience the Heart of Watchmaking: The Audemars Piguet Foundation Reforests the World

By Samantha Walsh The heart and soul of watchmaking is not just about building beautiful, technically advanced machines that will last for centuries. It is also about giving back to the world that supports you – for causes that need assistance. Audemars Piguet does exactly that. With the sale of each Audemars Piguet watch, a…

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3 World Records Set at BaselWorld 2014 by Bulgari, Graff, TAG Heuer

A few months ago, after SIHH, we brought the three top world records set for timepieces during that Fair. Now, post-Basel, we bring you the three record-setting watches from this year’s BaselWorld 2014.  From ultra thins to ultra shimmer, it was a strong year for world premieres and records. We know you are chomping at…

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Only 8 Days Left to See the Cartier Exhibit of a Lifetime (Slide show)

Ornately carved table clock in the likeness of fish for the Asian market circa1925

Never before have I simply had to put my camera down and stop taking pictures. But last month, while walking through the Cartier: Style and History exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, I had to do just that.  There simply was no way to capture the incredible heart-stirring exhibition that showcases not only the…

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I’m Back … I Braved the Great Wave and Entered Hyperbaric Chambers for this SIHH 2014 Review

So I survived Geneva.  Thanks to sheer determination to bring my loyal readers the best coverage possible,  I endured the following:   descending into shark infested waters (sort of ) with IWC; entering into a hyperbaric chamber (for real) with Breva ; being transported back in time to the late 19th century (sort of ) with…

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Exactly what is the Poincon de Genève? And is the same as the Geneva Seal?

We get asked the question a lot from readers: What are the Geneva Seal and the Poincon de Genève? Are they the same? And how does a brand get the Geneva Seal? Well the answer to all of these questions – which for some are confusing – is simple. The Geneva Seal and the Poincon…

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A Practical Guide to Watch Collecting

By Alex Lam Yesterday, we waxed poetic about our passion for watches and the drive to collect and curate them.  That article was all about the emotion involved in buying a watch and the relationship one forms with it.  Today, we bring a more practical view to the concept of watch collecting.  After considering the…

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