Everyone passionate about watches and clocks is on a first-name basis with Patek Philippe, the Geneva house founded in 1839. These fanatics will require little persuasion to see "The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017," a clumsy title that is in direct opposition to the elegance of the...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
Louis Vuitton plans to sell a smartwatch for travelers starting at US$2,450 as parent company LVMH enlists the 163-year-old French suitcase and fashion brand to broaden its fight against the Apple Watch. A stylish combination of high-touch luxury and high-tech, the Tambour Horizon offers fligh...
POSTED 12 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
Longtime sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG Team at the gruelling 24 hour Nürburgring Race, IWC is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG with a stunning GT-styled skew of its Ingenieur Chronograph in a limited edition of just 250 pieces. The story Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Me...
POSTED 5 Jun, 2017 2 Comments
There was no confirmation or denial about whether Daniel Craig would do another round as James Bond when the British actor stopped by the Beekman Hotel in New York. Instead, he was there to show off one of his prized possessions: an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial chronometer, w...
POSTED 30 May, 2017 0 Comments
Montblanc is a niche brand going up against the likes of Apple and Casio - but that might be exactly why it has a shot. Last month, the luxury watchmaker became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google's Andr...
POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 0 Comments
Laying eyes on the bustle of Baselworld, you would hardly get the idea that watchmakers are, as sales figures and other indicators attest, not enjoying their rosiest days. Here –in Basel, Switzerland, at the industry's foremost trade show – business would seem to be booming. Then you ...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 0 Comments
The SIHH watch fair, held each January in Geneva, kicks off the new year with a wave of timepieces from historic power brands and noteworthy independents. Here are our picks of five stylish stars from SIHH 2017. Baume & Mercier Clifton Club A sports-minded spin on the Clifton dress watch, ...
POSTED 26 Jan, 2017 0 Comments
Google and LG are reportedly set to release two new smartwatches in a partnership which could play same card as Google's Pixel (and before that, Nexus) smartphone brand. These first photos of the devices reveal a simple rounded face with a 'digital crown' on the right side of the bezel, with OLE...
POSTED 17 Jan, 2017 0 Comments
Cartier is a brand perhaps better known for jewellery than horology, and certainly more aligned to the tastes of the fairer sex. But the luxury French maison crafted its first men’s watch in 1904 when founder Louis Cartier designed an aviator’s watch for his friend, Brazilian flyer A...
POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
For most of its history, Tudor stood in the shadow of sibling super-brand Rolex. Even the name was decidedly non-Swiss – being chosen to honour the Tudor period of England and thus adopting a Tudor rose, and later a shield, as its emblem. Tudor was positioned as mainstream, more affordabl...
POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 1 Comment
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