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Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

SIHH 2016: Richard Mille Goes Thin with the RM67-01 Automatic Extra Flat

Always on the cutting edge of materials and designs, Richard Mille this year surprises us again — this time in tune with the ultra thin trend — as he pushes horological boundaries by releasing the ultra-thin, skelotonized  RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat watch. To power the ultra-thin piece, Richard Mille has developed an entirely new in-house movement…

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SIHH 2016: Meet the New Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments Collection

Métiers d’Arts have just escalated in elegance and sophistication thanks to Vacheron Constantin and the all-new  Fabuleaux Ornements collection of timepieces unveiled at this year’s SIHH. The series celebrates the decorative arts of different cultures ranging from Chinese embroidery, to Ottoman architecture, Indian manuscripts and French Lacework. The collection, first launched two years ago, features…

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SIHH 2016: Meet the Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P Mechanical Quartz Watch

  What happens when an iconic luxury watch brand with a legendary history in ultra thin mechanical watches, as well as in the quartz revolution decides to marry its  feats?  The answer lies with Piaget, here at the 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), where we are taking a closer look at the newest…

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SIHH 2016: Introducing the Rotonde de Cartier Astromystérieux Caliber 9462 MC (Hands On)

Cartier has long been a master of mystery clocks, creating famous see-through clocks for more than a century. These Mystery clocks showcased rock crystal and other clear materials for the dial so that the hands seem to float in space – telling the time without any apparent link to the movement. While these clocks mystified…

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SIHH 2016: Introducing the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Limited Edition Hand-Painted Watch in the new 4810 Collection (original photos)

We’ve said it before and we will say it again, Montblanc is brand commanding you to sit up and take notice. Especially since being under the direction of powerhouse CEO Jerome Lambert who knows watches probably better than the back of his own hand. As such we fully expected to be wowed again at this…

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Cartier, Baur Foundation Bring “Asia Imagined” to Life at this Geneva Exhibition

An incredible exhibit of nearly 250 objects of art with Asian inspiration – more than half of them created by Cartier — draws visitors from around the world to the grand city of Geneva. Opened on November 12th, 2015, and running until February 14th, 2016, the exhibit, “Asia Imagined” is presented by the Baur Foundation…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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Women’s Watches, Especially Mechanicals, Continue to Steal the Limelight

Early last year, just after SIHH 2015, I wrote an article for Departures Magazine on the prevalence of women’s watches. The year before that, I had written an article in a Niche Media publication on how women’s watches were taking the world by storm. Because I know for a fact that we will be seeing…

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Fast Focus: 4 Fantastic Men’s Watches to Start the New Year Right

Dressing to impress, from the boardroom to global business meetings without missing a beat? Check out these four fantastic men’s watches that will have all eyes on you. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Calendar watch ($24,300) is crafted in 18k white gold. The automatic caliber 891/2-448 provides the hour, minute, and seconds, as well as the day,…

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