Introducing Thomas Prescher’s Second Watch of the Nemo Series

We’ve written about this ingenious independent watchmaker several times before. Thomas Prescher is a man who follows his own drum beat.  Inspired by Jules Verne’s 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Thomas Prescher began working on a series of Nemo timepieces. The second one now emerges – using his Triple Axis Tourbillon as a base, but…

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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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Audemars Piguet in Michael Bastian’s Runway Show

Last week, during New York City’s fashion week,  Audemars Piguet was seen on the runway with Michael Bastian – for the third consecutive season. Bastian, named 2011CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, showed his newest collection at Focus: Café Rouge and featured new pieces from Audemars Piguet’s collection on the runway. Among the watches that…

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Maurice de Mauriac’s Barenia Leather Straps

Smooth to the touch, inviting to the eye, intriguing on the wrist – all descriptions of the newest Maurice de Mauriac Barenia leather NATO straps.  These custom made straps for the brand are created in an array of colors – but my favorite is the cocoa-hued strap (unfortunately not shown here) – that is rich,…

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A Moment in time with Daniel Dreifuss of Maurice de Mauriac

For a small watch brand, Maurice de Mauriac has one very big presence. This brand, which we have written about before here, has made amazing strides in its 16 years of existence thanks to the foresight and innovative thinking of founder Daniel Dreifuss. Located in Zurich, Maurice de Mauriac watches are hand crafted, with just a…

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