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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Traditions Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite watch.

Somehow, the luxury Swiss watch brand from Le Sentier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, never ceases to amaze us. With exceptional watches for women, to the iconic Reverso and Memovox lines, the new Polaris collections and more, this brand just doesn’t stop. With an exceptional fully integrated Manufacture, the brand regularly unveils new timepieces that have the collectors clamoring.…

Fast Focus: Baume & Mercier Promises Great Year for Women in 2016 with Promesse Watches (Pre-SIHH 2016)

Just a couple of years ago, Baume & Mercier unveiled the Promesse Collection for women. Designed expressly for ladies, the line is a refreshing mix of elegance and affordability. It captures the spirit of a promise, of love, of special moments. It has also quickly won the hearts of women around the world and has…

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How Chanel Embroiders Watch Dials — This One’s for the Women

In the world of fine watchmaking, a term (and form) has quietly emerged in the past decade that has come to be one of the most highly esteemed assets in timepieces: Métiers d’ Arts. From woodworking to sculpturing, creating a masterpiece on the dial of a watch is a coveted art that sets brands apart…

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Parmigiani Unveils the Tonda Me’trographe Chicago — Pre- SIHH 2016 (prices)

In the unveiling of its Metro collection in 2014, Parmigiani Fleurier took a decidedly modern stance. Of course the brand continues to build its watch movements, dials and cases according to strong traditional standards, but the line (consisting of Me’trographe and Me’tropolitaine versions) captures a very current and even visionary stance. Now, for 2016, the…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 2015 (Pre-SIHH 2016, prices,past versions)

Today in Dresden, A. Lange & Sohne unveiled the all-new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst at the jubilee celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand A. Lange, founder of the Saxony brand. The new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst (the fifth in the series started in 2011) embraces two patents from the Saxony brand: Zero-Reset (first launched…

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First Look: Ralph Lauren Unveils Slim Classique Watches for Women

Known for his incredible taste and talent, Ralph Lauren believes in sophistication and elegance. In fact, he says, “I like places and objects that transform us that take us somewhere else for a day, an evening or just a moment. I like the romance of films, cars, Cole Porter tunes and Frank Sinatra songs. They all…

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$2 Million Bra Made by Mouawad and Seen on the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show

  Today, we digress from watches for a moment and turn our eyes to jewelry. Called the 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra, this Mouawad stunner (the bra, men, the bra) made its debut on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk earlier this month. It was worn by American Angel Lily Aldridge and the $2 million bejeweled bra and…

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Five Great Pilot Watches (Great Holiday Gifts for those Inspired by the Sky)

From the Battle of the Bulge to infinity and beyond, the pilot watch has been an integral tool in the history of aviation. Highly engineered, innovative watches traveled with trailblazing aviators Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, broke the sound barrier with test pilot Chuck Yeager, and even made it to the moon with Neil Armstrong.…

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Affordable Watches: Ritmo Mundo Unveils Ladies Racer Collection

Recently, we have been receiving a lot of email about our Affordable Watch reportage. It seems it is a pretty popular column and, of late, some of our female readers have asked about some affordable sports watches. So, today, we comply. For those who love the thrill of the racetrack, Ritmo Mundo unveils the new Ladies…

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Tutima and the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety Celebrate 10 Years of Aviation Excellence

  Next year, which will be here all too soon, German-based watch brand Tutima celebrates a very unique anniversary: 10 years of the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety. Now, this may not mean much if you haven’t experienced the awe-inspiring aerobatic aviation of Sean D. Tucker and his team at the King City, California Academy…

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Close-Up Look at the Art of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hand Painted Watches (Slide Show)

Earlier this year,  I had the distinct pleasure of joining Jaeger-LeCoultre at their Manufacture in Le Sentier for a lesson in hand painting. Those who know me well, know that I have dabbled in hand painting over the years, thanks to my artist mother who was an avid painter on fine white china. She took white porcelain…

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