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Hublot Pays Tribute to Ayrton Senna with its Latest Tourbillon Timepiece

Jun 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Even nineteen years after his death, Ayrton Senna casts quite a shadow. Widely regarded as the best racing driver in history, Senna won three Formula One World Championships with McLaren before his life and career were cut tragically short at the ripe young age of 34.... Read More

Weapons of Sophistication: Ballast Designs Watches for Modern Wayfarers

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

Since the dawn of time, men of the seas have been considered another breed; rugged, mysterious and always adventurous. Celebrating the modern Poseidon, Ballast puts history at the heart of their nautically inspired collection of watches that launched this past spring.... Read More

Rare Patek Philippe Pink Gold Pocket Watch to Be Sold at Christie's New York

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare 18K gold Patek Philippe pocket watch—the earliest and most important Patek grand complication ever made—which has never before been seen in public, is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at Christie’s New York Important Watches sale on June 11.... Read More

New World Records Set for Patek Philippe and Rolex in Geneva

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Luxury watch collectors took note this week as new world records were set for ultra-rare Rolex and Patek Philippe models over the magical million-dollar mark. Christie's Important Watches sale in Geneva racked up the most impressive results, with $22.6 million gained in total with buyers from 40 different countries across five continents.... Read More

Hublot Creates a Timepiece Worthy of LaFerrari

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

While it may seem trivial to some, buyers of high-end sports cars have actually come to expect a luxury wristwatch to accompany their fancy new wheels. To that end, Bugatti has partnered with Parmigiani Fleurier, Aston Martin with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Bentley with Breitling, McLaren with TAG Heuer, Pagani with Cvstos and Koenigsegg with Quinting.... Read More

Breitling Unveils World's First Wristwatch With Dual Frequency Transmitter

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At the Baselworld watch expo that wrapped up yesterday in Switzerland, luxury timepiece brand Breitling unveiled a real-life James Bond gadget: the world’s first watch with a dual frequency locator beacon. Better yet, the stylish luxury timepiece does double duty as a high-tech search-and-rescue instrument. The Emergency II, with a steel case and yellow dial, is priced at $15,750 and is fully compliant with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system which serves to both issue alerts and guide search and rescue missions. Developed in conjunction with a major scientific institute specializing in aerospace, defense and industry, the Emergency II also features a revolutionary rechargeable battery and an integrated a... Read More

Chopard Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Iconic Wristwatch

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Chopard, the Swiss-based luxury watch, jewelry, and accessories brand, was founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard when he was only 24. Today, the brand is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of its most coveted timepieces with a new model and customization options. The Happy Sport collection, as the name implies, is designed to be elegant, sporty and playful. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first model in the collection, Chopard is releasing a women's version of the model, called the Happy Sport Medium Automatic. The new model will be available in eight different variations priced from $8,100 to $41,240. An open sapphire crystal back is exquisitely feminine and allows the wearer to see the watch's self-winding movement.... Read More

Raymond Weil Helps Kick Off Baselworld 2013 With New Video

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The luxury watch and jewelry world’s most prestigious and anticipated event of the year commences today for a week-long exhibit that is sure to be fantastic. Held in Geneva each spring, the fair features around 1,800 companies who wish to showcase their timepieces, jewelry, and precious stone pieces along with the latest developments and innovations within their respected industries. This year, one brand whose selections we have been particularly looking forward to seeing is Raymond Weil, and it just so happens that the Swiss label is helping kick off this year’s coveted event in a musical way.... Read More

Christie's to Offer World's Most Expensive Rolex Made at Upcoming Sale

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Famed auction house Christie’s will offer their most valuable and historically important selection of vintage Rolex wristwatches ever, including the world’s most expensive Rolex, at their Important Watches sale in Geneva on Ma... Read More

IWC to Auction One-Of-A-Kind Tribeca Film Festival Timepiece

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen, the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival in New York, will auction off a one-of-a-kind platinum timepiece in support of the event at Antiquorum on April 10. The unique Portuguese Automatic “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013” Edition is estimated at up to $25,000 but could fetch much more at the auctioneer’s NYC sale of modern and vintage timepieces.... Read More

5 Interactive Apps That Make Buying a Luxury Watch Fun

Apr 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

There are many aspects of the Internet that are simply fabulous— Grumpy Cat GIFs, retail therapy at our finger tips, photo sharing (and inevitably over-sharing)— and now we can add luxury watch apps for our iPads and iPhones to that list. We've compiled a list of the stellar digital apps that have recently become available thanks to the world's top timepiece brands.... Read More

New Watchmaker 88 Rue du Rhone Has its Roots in Generations of Swiss Craftsmanship

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

As grandsons of the renowned Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil, brothers Elie and Pierre Bernheim were raised surrounded by master craftsmen, developing a passion and in-depth knowledge of watchmaking early on. With timepieces constructed with the upmost excellence and exquisite designs, these young brothers have successfully created a Swiss luxury watch brand for a new era of collectors. And now, for the first year ever, the Bernheim brothers and co-founders of 88 Rue du Rhone will be presenting their collection at the Baselworld Fair next month.... Read More

Pre-Baselworld Preview of Raymond Weil Watches

Mar 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

As a self-proclaimed aficionada for all things shiny (with an extra affinity towards watches,) the up-coming Baselworld set to commence April 25 already has me giddy with anticipation. Every spring some 1,800 of the world’s most renowned companies from the watch, jewelry and precious stone industries that flock to this Swiss watch making mecca to display their luxury collections.... Read More

Breitling and Bentley Celebrate 10 Years Together with Anniversary Watch

Mar 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Those who have the exquisite taste for Bentleys can now stay on time in a similarly fashionable manner with the new luxury watch by Breitling. After ten years of working together, what better way for the high-end brands to celebrate than to create a special timepiece to commemorate the landmark occasion?... Read More

Pinel & Pinel Watch Cases for Safe Keeping

Mar 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Luxury watches are a great accessory to have on hand — fashionable and functional, an exquisite timepiece can add class and sophistication to any outfit. Whether you're headed to a business meeting or dinner at a lavish restaurant, adding a timepiece into the mix is a great way to showcase your personal style in a subtle yet definitive way.... Read More

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