Up-to-the-minute news and announcements about watch brands and the watch industry.

Introducing the Ulysse Nardin “Stranger” Musical Watch

A true lover of the 1966 song “Strangers in the Night” – this watch is one I love. Of course, Ulysse Nardin could not turn out anything but a masterpiece, but this one hits home for me.  It is a musical watch for the wrist – not a repeater. In fact, the watch emulates a…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Masters Time

Last week we introduced you to the all new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual calendar watch. Offered in 18-karat rose gold, 18-karat white gold, or in stainless steel for just under $20,000 – this may well be the must-have watch for the brand this year. However, we do want to revisit the brand’s alluring Duometre (dual-wing)…

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Complicated Watches: MB&F Unveils Horological Machine HM4 Final Edition

As with most pieces Max Busser and MB&F releases – the new HM4 Final Edition is a work of complex artistry and excellence. The bold watch takes direct inspiration from stealth aircraft. It also marks the end of an era for the brand. When the original HM4 Thunderbolt was launched three years ago, MB&F insisted…

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Complicated Watches: Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon 4

This year marks the fourth year that the esteemed Harry Winston brand releases the Histoire de Tourbillon – this time the Histoire de Tourbillon 4 — one of the most complex mechanical timekeepers. The watch boasts a triple-axis tourbillon design to ensure that the tourbillon escapement is always in a different position and, hence, offering…

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Blancpain and 3-Star Michelin Chef, Humm, at Eleven Madison Park

Many of the world’s top watch brands align themselves with top chefs. The relationship seems natural – fine dining, fine watches. Blancpain and three-Michelin-star chef Daniel Humm see it as more of a similarity of arts. “Creating great meals is an art,” said Humm at a private dinner with Blancpain at Eleven Madison Park. Humm…

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Introducing Cartier’s Dial Art

This year Cartier reverts to history  — reinterpreting ancient arts into watch dial formats that leave us all a bit jealous of those who can afford to buy these masterpieces, and – of course — hungry for more. Among the motifs Cartier utilizes this year: Granulation; Cameo work; Sculpting of mother of pearl; Marquetry and…

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