Meet The Winners Of The Watch World’s Grand Prix Awards, GPHG 2020

GPHG Awards 2020

This year marks the first time I could not attend the GPHG awards ceremony in person in a while — thanks to COVID-19. As a member of the Academic jury, I was bummed. But then, as it turned out, the entire event had to be held virtually because of the pandemic. I was even more…

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Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

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L’Ecole Paris Jewelry School, With Van Cleef & Arpels, Offers Classes, Exhibitions in New York

Daniel brush, L'Ecole,

Paris-based L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts, fully supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, is the first of its kind to be open to everyone from novices to experts in the field of jewelry arts. Typically based in  Paris, the school, which offers monthly classes in Paris in both English and French,  has created a series…

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Hands On With Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium watch.

Very few watch brands – perhaps fewer than a handful – have the ability to offer the universe on the wrist. Sure, some offer the world, a globe, multi-hemispheres, the stars and even complete constellations – but just the upper echelon can bring an actual mechanical planetarium to the wrist. Van Cleef & Arpels is…

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New Year, New SIHH 2018: 35 Exhibitors Slated To Show At First Watch Exhibition Of The Year, See What’s Changed

SIHH 2018

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is around the corner. Beginning officially on January 15 ,2018, and running through Friday January 19, the SIHH is becoming the “it” show. This year marks the 28th edition of the fair, which I have been attending since it first began (with the exception of missing just one…

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Watch Lovers Pay Attention: Watches & Wonders Show To Debut in Miami

Watches & Wonders Miami

If you are a watch lover then you will want to mark this four-day luxury event on your calendar now: Watches & Wonders Miami will made its debut February 16-19 and will feature 21 leading watch and jewelry maisons and their newest pieces. THE  event is organized by the Miami Design District Associates (MDDA) and the…

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