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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,…

Recalling Times with Watch Industry’s Raymond Weil who Passed Away

When people ask me how I got into the watch business, I tell them it is a long story, and it is – one day I’ll tell it here. Now, however, I want to talk about the reason I stayed in the industry for the past 30 years. It wasn’t just great product, amazing technology…

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I’m Back … I Braved the Great Wave and Entered Hyperbaric Chambers for this SIHH 2014 Review

So I survived Geneva.  Thanks to sheer determination to bring my loyal readers the best coverage possible,  I endured the following:   descending into shark infested waters (sort of ) with IWC; entering into a hyperbaric chamber (for real) with Breva ; being transported back in time to the late 19th century (sort of ) with…

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FastRiding This Weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with TUDOR

This weekend, January 25th and 26th, marks a super fast time for auto fans. The 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona takes place at Daytona International Speedway, and serves as the debut event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. We announced the coming of Tudor to America and its sports-car alignment  here a…

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Dive Right In with the Calibre de Cartier Dive Watch

Ok, we admit it. There is a lot of thrashing going on here at SIHH, while so many brands vie for top position when it comes to the ultimate high-tech, haute-horology timepiece. But honestly, sometimes it’s nice just to look at reality. From Cartier, that reality comes in the form of its newest stainless steel…

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Suck it Up, Guys; This One is for the Gals. Introducing the Piaget Limelight Blooming Rose at SIHH

Ok Guys – I know you are thinking – “Oh no, a woman’s watch – smack in the middle of SIHH.” But this one is quite inventive and besides, women are the hot ticket this year –as more and more brands recognize the savvy woman watch consumer and release collections geared for them. So –…

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How Many Patents Can One Watch Hold? Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanical Eleven

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanical Eleven has been unveiled here at SIHH 2014 and it is a masterpiece of complexity and innovation. The ultra-thin watch is deemed to be the thinnest minute repeating watch on the market—making it a stunningly sophisticated beauty in and of itself. Add to that the fact that the minute repeater…

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A Watch You Could Fit in Your Living Room: Introducing the Vacheron Constantin Platinum Malte Tourbillon at SIHH 2014

Platinum… the rarest metal on earth – is also one of the most coveted in haute horlogerie. It is said that if you gathered all of the platinum that has been mined in the world to date, and put it in one room, it would fill an average-sized living room. This is the magical metal…

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You Can’t be in Two Hemispheres at Once, but with this Montblanc Star Twin Mooonphase You Feel Like You Can (Live pics, prices,quotes at SIHH 2014)

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Montblanc, whose Minerva workshops in Villeret are all about independence and hand craftsmanship, and whose LeLocle manufacture takes production watch making to a new level, especially with its 500-hour testing of each watch.  In honor of the anniversary of this renowned writing instrument and watch brand, Montblanc introduces…

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Claret’s Newest Game Watch – POKER — Will Keep You Up at Night

The latest addition to Christophe Claret’s trilogy of gaming watches is the Poker – unveiled here in Geneva today at a press conference that reinforces the genius behind Claret’s thinking and craftsmanship and takes interactive haute horologerie to a new level. The 45mm watch – which offers Texas Hold’em poker — houses a sophisticated mechanism…

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One Must-See Exhibition in Paris Right Now: Cartier Style and History – Will Take your Breath Away

Called an “achingly beautiful delight” by Maria Doulton of The Telegraph, The Cartier: Style and History exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris is exactly that – achingly beautiful. With more than 600 historical pieces (displayed chronologically), Cartier chronicles 160 years of taste making – from tiaras to objects of art, jewels of Hollywood divas…

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