nspired by its historical origins and exclusively available at the Panerai boutique at the Miami Design District comes the just released Radiomir 3 Days Special Edition PAM 721. A real tribute to the history of Officine Panerai, many of the characteristics of this watch come straight from the prototype created by Panerai in 1936 to equip the commandos of the Royal Italian Navy. Fitted with a cushion case in stainless steel measuring 47 mm in diameter, the Radiomir 3 Days Special Edition features the iconic slender wire strap attachments of the Radiomir line...
News: Pre-SIHH 2018 IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years” ref. IW505002. A 250-Piece Limited Edition Celebrating the Brand's 150th Anniversary.
Celebrating its 150th Anniversary, IWC will be unveiling 27 new timepieces during the SIHH —Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie— in January 2018. With new watches within the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot's and Da Vinci collections, IWC marks this occasion, also launching its first-ever wristwatch to feature the original digital hours and minute display as it appeared on the Pallweber pocket watches back in 1884. Founded in 1868 by American watchmaking pioneer Florentine Ariosto Jones, the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen was established with the aim of combining skilled Swiss craftsmanship with American manufacturing technology to create the best pocket watches money could buy back then.
Insider: IWC Big Pilot's Watch Titanium Limited Edition. Light but Massive and Sturdy as a Fighter Jet.
Along with the recent release of the new IWC Big Pilot's Watch in bronze, follows the new IWC Big Pilot's watch in titanium. Maintaining the roots of the original model with the triangular index positioned below the minute chapter ring with Arabic numerals, the new IWC Big Pilot's watch in titanium features a black dial with vintage 'ecru' superluminova. With a bronze case measuring 46.2 mm in diameter and 15.8 mm in thickness, this iconic watch from IWC just got better, if that is even possible.
Insider: Zenith El Primero 410 Limited Edition. Only 500 Pieces of One of the Most Beautiful Chronographs with Annual Calendar.
The Zenith El Primero 410 Limited Edition ref. 03.2092.410/91.C496 of which only 500 pieces are available is without a doubt one of the most beautiful chronographs equipped with an annual calendar out there. But what makes this El Primero 410 better and greater than other chronographs, it's the fact that you not only have a vintage inspired timepiece with a fully integrated automatic 12-hour chronograph, but you also have the amazing complication of an annual calendar with moon-phases at a very reasonable price.
Insider: HYT H4 Alinghi Limited Edition. Hands-On with our Favorite Piece from the Hydromechanical Horologists.
Innovation within tradition, the DNA of haute horlogerie, the movement heritage, and so on: forget it all. HYT does things its own way, and discards these received ideas. Need a known quantity to hang on to? Good news: the H4 Alinghi tells the time. As for the rest, you will need to forget anything that has been seen, designed, or even imagined before now. Nothing has changed, except the essential. The chassis is a familiar beast. Since the start of the year, the H4 has had more ink in publicity than it has in its capillary. It is based on the same movement architecture as the H1, HYT's inaugural piece, which has been completely skeletonized. With a 65-hour power reserve, it unveiled its sculptural mechanism for the very first time and opened up a new creative universe for HYT. One so appealing that the brand decided not to meddle with it: the new H4 Alinghi is virtually a carbon copy of its big brother but with a big surprise under the hood.
Insider: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked x Material Good ref. 26347TI in Titanium. As Good as it Gets.
Featuring a tourbillon and chronograph complication, the ref. 26347 was conceived out of a creative dialogue between Audemars Piguet and SoHo luxury retailer, Material Good in New York City. The watch available in both 18K rose gold and in titanium, is exclusively available at Audemars Piguet boutiques and at Material Good in New York City. Although this new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked ref. 26347TI.OO.1205TI.01 was just recently released, as usual, we already have our live images for your viewing pleasure.
News: WatchBox Launches as a Platform for Buying, Selling and Trading Pre-Owned Luxury Watches. Danny Govberg and Liam Wee Tay Join Forces.
Industry veterans Danny Govberg —CEO of Govberg Jewelers in Philadelphia— and Liam Wee Tay —former owner of Sincere Fine Watches the oldest watch retailer in Singapore— have united with investor-entrepreneur Justin Reis to transform the pre-owned luxury watch category by uniting the two largest watch markets with a global platform for buying, selling and trading luxury watches under the name of WatchBox.
Insider: Richard Mille RM 050 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph. A Million Dollar Watch in a 5-Piece Limited Edition.
To celebrate the 50th career anniversary of Mr. Jean Todt, the president of the FIA —Federation Internationale de l'Automobile—, Richard Mille has released a total of five different watches in honor of Mr. Todt including the RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Jean Todt, the RM 58-01 World Timer Jean Todt, the RM 11-03 Jean Todt, the RM 056 Jean Todt Sapphire and saving the best —or at least which we think is the ultimate best— for last.
Insider: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon ref. 6500T. The Tourbillon with a Maltese Cross on its Carriage.
Just a handful of brands can pride themselves in combining two of the greatest horological complications —the minute repeater and the tourbillon— in one timepiece and of course Vacheron Constantin is one of them. Fitted with a generous 44 mm case in 18K 5N pink gold, an 18K pink gold dial with astonishing guilloché motif and sporting an elegant dark brown alligator strap, comes the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon ref. 6500T/000R-B324 in all its glory with a crystal clear minute repeating mechanism and a tourbillon with carriage in the shape of a Maltese cross.
Insider: Louis Moinet 10-Second Tempograph. The World's First Timepiece with a 10-Second Retrograde Mechanism.
The Louis Moinet 10-second Tempograph is the world’s first timepiece to feature a 10-second retrograde mechanism in a 60-piece limited edition and the recipient of the RedDot Design Award in 2011. Louis Moinet was one of the greatest watchmakers ever and the inventor of the chronograph in 1816. Today, his spirit lives on thanks to Jean-Marie Schaller, who as founder and creative director of the Louis Moinet brand, revived the prestigious name of the inspirational master watchmaker.
Last Friday November 17th, 2017 a new iteration of the classic Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time was released at the Dubai Watch Week. After looking at the differences between the new reference we announced here and the discontinued reference 47450 we have on this feature, we really think that the discontinued model is much nicer as it comes with a stronger Vacheron Constantin aura and a way more classic and intricate design —perhaps we are biased as we own the earlier reference.
News: Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Announces 'Watches & Wonders Miami' Coming Up in February 2018
The Miami Design District Associates in partnership with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie —FHH—, have just announced the debut of 'Watches & Wonders Miami' to take place next year from February 16th thru the 19th. This event will bring together 21 of the world’s leading luxury timepiece manufacturers including: A. Lange & Sohne, Armin Strom, Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, Cartier, F.P. Journe, Hermès, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kari Voutilainen, Louis Vuitton, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren, Romain Jerome, Romain Gauthier, Tag Heuer, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Today, we bring you another exceptional timepiece for your reading and viewing pleasure. The De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono ref. DB28MCRZN is one of our favorite 'monopoussoir' —mono-pusher— chronographs along with the De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon —reviewed by us here— and the Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir reviewed here.
News:Pre-SIHH 2018 Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time ref. 7900V with New Design and In-House Movement
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time was discontinued a couple of years ago with the release of the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection. Today, in preparation for the SIHH 2018, Vacheron Constantin just unveiled at the Dubai Watch Week, the new Overseas Dual Time this time powered by an in-house calibre and boasting a new case design and dial layout. Fitted with a 41 mm case —1.5 millimeters smaller than the previous iteration of the Overseas Dual Time ref. 47450—, the watch is available in either 18K 5N rose gold or stainless steel with its iconic bezel evoking Vacheron Constantin’s famous Maltese cross emblem.
Insider: Konstantin Chaykin 'Carpe Diem'. The Timepiece with a Mechanical Hourglass and Chronos with his Scythe.
The Latin quote 'Carpe Diem' is one that takes us back to the epic scene in the movie "Dead Poets Society" when English teacher, John Keating —Robin Williams—, tells their students that the Latin sentiment for the term "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may" is "Carpe Diem" and then proceeds to ask them if they know what that means. Thereafter, Mr. Meeks answers the question by saying that "Carpe Diem" means "seize the day" in English. The Konstantin Chaykin 'Carpe Diem' timepiece is a watch that truly evokes that sentiment with a solid silver patinated bas-relief of 'Chronos' leaning over an hourglass and wielding a harvesting scythe.
News: Pre-SIHH 2018 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26237ST. A Reissue of the Original Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721ST from 1993.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore launched in 1993 and in preparation for the 2018 SIHH, Audemars Piguet has just announced the new Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26237ST.OO.1000ST.01. This new watch is an reissue of the original Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721ST.OO.1000ST.01 a.k.a. 'The Beast'. You can read everything about the original Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25721 in this special comprehensive guide we published a few months ago.
Insider: MB&F Octopod Clock in Collaboration with L'Epée 1839. Hands-on with the 50-Piece Limited Edition in three colors.
Available in three limited editions of 50 pieces each in black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium, the new MB&F Octopod Clock measures 11 inches —28 centimeters— long by 11 inches high while standing and 17.7 inches —45 centimeters— long by 8.6 inches —22 centimeters— high while crouching. Extremely heavy with a total weight of 4.2 kilos —approximately 9.25 pounds—, this collaboration with L'Epée 1839 is the latest addition to the family of clocks released by the brand in the past years.
Breaking News: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ONLY Watch Piece Unique Sells for 800,000 Swiss Francs
The 7th edition of Only Watch was held this past Saturday November 11th, 2017 in Geneva, in the presence of watchmaking manufactures’ representatives, collectors and philanthropists, alongside 350 supporters in the room and many more bidders and participants online and on the phone. The 50 lots composed of unique watches and exceptional experiences were auctioned by Christie’s to bidders from 45 different countries. With a total of CHF 10,776,500 Swiss Francs raised, one of the watches that we followed closely was the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar ONLY Watch Piece Unique.
Experience: Fauré Le Page Messenger Bag. A Fantastic Bag from the Oldest French Luxury 'Maroquinier'.
Established 38 years earlier than Vacheron Constantin —which happens to be the oldest watch manufacture in the world founded in 1755 with over 260 years of uninterrupted history—, Fauré Le Page is today the oldest French luxury 'maroquinier' —leather goods company— in the world as it was established in 1717, more than a century before Goyard and Louis Vuitton. Much like a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time that is reserved for those that know, Fauré Le Page would be the equivalent when it comes to luxury leather goods.
Created in 2001 and established in 2011 as a state-approved public-interest foundation, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève pursues its mission of celebrating and promoting the watchmaking with the support of its public and private partners, notably including its new principal partner, LGT Private Banking. The prize-winners of the 17th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève —GPHG— were revealed last night November 8th at the stage of Geneva’s Théâtre du Léman.