IWC Watches for Women?! Introducing the Portofino Midsize at Watches & Wonders 2014

By Isaac Wingold This year at the annual Watches & Wonders show, IWC has done something quite unexpected. Schaffhausen’s own has unveiled what is, unofficially, its very first women’s collection – an intriguing and bold move from the dive and pilot watch dominated brand. Referred to as the Portofino “Midsize”, IWC hopes to broaden its…

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It Takes More than 1200 Hours to Build the All-New Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic (Unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2014)

By Isaac Wingold Roger Dubuis, the only 100% Poincon de Genève certified manufacture, has just announced its latest haute horology creation, the Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic. As the collection’s name would suggest, this piece is an homage watch, but not in the way it’s often seen within the industry. Roger Dubuis is not only…

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Introducing the Montblanc Metamorphosis II, A Theatrical Performance on the Wrist — To Be Officially Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Exhibition

Starting Monday in Hong Kong the worlds’ second annual Watches & Wonders Exhibition is taking place with top Swiss brands unveiling – well – top watches and extreme wonders that will have aficionados chomping at the bit. One such timepiece is the all-new Montblanc Metamorphosis II. The complex watch houses one of the most complicated…

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Incomparable Watchmaking: Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Hybris Artistica (slide show)

Every once in a while, we are wowed in the watch industry by technology, creative invention and the spirit of the arts. Thankfully, this happens more often than not lately thanks to the innovative and free spirited thinking prevalent in today’s watch world. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing first-hand one such demonstration…

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Why Watch Lovers Should Pay Close Attention to Frederique Constant Watches

I remember it well. It was 1995 and I was at BaselWorld. I had an appointment with a young new brand that had been established in 1988 and launched its first collection of six models in 1992. Frederique Constant was the name, and I was totally unsure of what to expect. However, when I met…

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3 Hot Watches Seen at TimeCrafters 2014: HYT, Parmigiani, Urwerk Watches

As we mentioned last week, the TimeCrafters 2014 watch exhibition was taking place this past weekend, with top watchmakers bringing their finest new timepieces to the market, along with some watchmakers, engravers, and other artisans demonstrating their craft. Among those at the show: A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Alpina, Bulgari, Chopard, Christophe Claret, DeBethune,…

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