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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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Watches on the Red Carpet: What did Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Ruffalo Wear at the Golden Globes?

  This past Sunday, the 2016 Golden Globes Awards Ceremony took place in LA and a lot of bling walked the Red Carpet on celebrities. Not only did Harry Winston and Tiffany Gems shine boldly, but also a few key watch brands were seen on the wrists of key stars. Winner Matt Damon and “Creed”…

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Quality Determines Staying Power During Difficult Times –Especially in the Watch World

Today, I read with interest the editorial letter from Paul O’Neil, editor in chief of World Tempus, a highly regarded industry publication for which I write. O’Neil suggested  that quality over quantity will prevail. I agree. Says O’Neil in his letter “I found some interesting articles in the first issue of the Observer in 2016, among which…

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Don’t Miss The Luxury of Time Exhibition at the MET, NY, Now

The New Year is filled with grand surprises and for watch lovers and historian buffs of time – If you are planning to visit the Big Apple anytime soon — you will love this one.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) has a huge display recently installed that will have you marveling. The Luxury of Time:…

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