A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

Watch Stops 2012: SIHH – Vacheron Constantin Shows Off the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon

Complete with the Hallmark of Geneva, the new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon offers an amazing 14 days of power reserve. Created in pure watchmaking classic beauty, the timepiece houses the new VC Calibre 2260 – the first tourbillon to boast 14 days of power reserve and the brand’s first to be approved according to…

Read More →

Watch Stops 2012: SIHH – Cartier Unveils Rotonde de Cartier Cadre Love’ Flying Tourbillon

credit: Laziz Hamani © Cartier 2011 In the past six years, Cartier has made an all-out effort to further underscore  its haute horlogerie expertise—regularly unveiling new masterpieces of complexity and distinction. This year is no exception. Here at SIHH, the brand has an impressive array of luxury and technology. Such is the case with this…

Read More →

Time Capsules: Product – New Fortis Flieger a World First

Fortis Swiss Watches have a long history of technical innovation and exploration in the world’s frontiers. Now –in the Fortis Limited Edition F-43 — the brand brings forward the first mechanical GMT, alarm and Chronometer with two separate power reserves.  The dual time alarm is fully COSC-certified and displays a wealth of information in a…

Read More →

Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Cartier Unleashes new Panther Watch

Cartier has long been synonymous with stunning panther motifs. Now, the brand unleashes its new Promenade d’une Panthere watch – and deftly does what only Cartier can do — create the panther in an ever more dramatic design. The haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie timepiece is like a dream to behold. Housing the caliber 9603…

Read More →

Weekend Sojourn: Warm Winter Getaways – St Maarten on my Mind

Pinel IslandWinter is upon us and those who hate the cold are probably thinking of an island destination. St. Maarten is the perfect spot. This portal to the Caribbean is an interesting mix of cultures and beauty. Approximately half of the island is French owned, while the other half is Dutch, a division that dates…

Read More →

Time Capsules: News – IWC Dubs 2012 its Year of the Pilot Watch – Unveils New TOP GUN watches

In November, 2007, I was one of a very elite group of international journalists fortunate enough to travel with IWC to California for the experience of a lifetime. There, we visited the TOP GUN flight school, met with pilots, took some courses,  and then had the awesome experience of arrested landing on (and later catapulting…

Read More →