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Historic Watchmaker's Personal Patek Philippe in Geneva Auction

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare Patek Philippe wristwatch formerly owned by the master luxury watch maker who created it will be offered for sale during Antiquorum's Geneva auction on November 11. The coveted piece with reference number 1463 with an asthmometer dial, thought to be the only example of its kind finished in steel, was completed by Jacques Golay circa 1950. During this time, he was working as a régleur in the atelier of Fils de Victorin-Piguet, part of the Patek Philippe group of companies. The timepiece carries a conservative pre-sale estimate of up to $160,000, but may well fetch much more due to its rarity and provenance.... Read More

The Inner Workings Of Grieb & Benzinger Watches

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For centuries the watch has been a luxurious wardrobe staple; a subtle way to showcase your personal style and exquisite taste, all the while combining function with fashion. So when did luxury watches become so ostentatious? Just because it may be embellished with a ridiculous amount of diamonds and may practically be the size of a small child doesn’t necessarily make it a quality piece. As with so much in life, true beauty lies on the inside, and The Blue Whirlwind collection by Grieb & Benzinger simply drives this point home.... Read More

See Stars and Stripes with Stampd' LA's Patriotic Timepiece

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The latest creation by L.A.-based luxury brand Stampd' LA is a limited-edition Datejust Rolex watch that features a minimalist design and sleek stainless steel case. The clean inner bezel sports an American flag motif with subtle stars and stripes, and a quote by Baltasar Gracian that reads, "TIME AND I AGAINST ANY TWO." One of the brand's underlying themes, "MADE TO MAKE IT," is also present. Only 10 of these 18k white gold watches will be available for purchase on November 9 for $15,000.... Read More

F1 King Power Watch by Hublot Marks Return of U.S. Grand Prix

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

 

 

Think of Formula One and images will probably come to mind of glamorous races in locations like Monaco, Italy and Spain. But while F1 was once a predominantly European series, these days it includes grands prix in... Read More

Edox Raids the Rally with Chronodakar Limited Edition Timepiece

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are few races quite as grueling as the Dakar Rally. Unlike most races or rallies that revolve around one type of vehicle, the Dakar Rally, for which luxury watch brand Edox is an official supplier, includes cars, trucks and motorcycles. In all, over 700 entries strive for glory and the ultimate prize in rally-raid competition.... Read More

NYC Auction to Offer Top Collectible Timepieces in November

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Collectible timepieces by premium watchmakers such as luxury brands Tiffany, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, and others will make up the 300 fine and unique timepieces to be sold at Heritage Auctions’s New York Fine Timepieces on November 18, 2012. Repeater pocket watches will be plentiful at this auction, which will be held at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (also known as the Ukrainian Institute of America.)... Read More

Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe to be Auctioned at Christie's Geneva in November

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the biggest fashion news the luxury watch world has seen in years, one of the rarest timepieces will be up for auction at the upcoming Christie’s in Geneva on November 12. The watch in discussion is a Patek Philippe complicated timepiece made in the most valuable metals whose whereabouts were unknown for the last 25 years.... Read More

Gucci Demonstrates Artisan Jewelry-Making in NYC

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Lover’s of both fine jewelry and Gucci congregated inside New York’s The Standard Hotel to get a look, for the first time ever, behind the scenes at how luxury jewelry and timepieces are crafted. Some of Gucci’s... Read More

Newest Luxury Watch by Breguet Fit for a Queen

Oct 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

The history behind the first luxury watch dates back 200 years, when Abraham-Louis Breguet designed the first model for Queen Caroline Murat of Naples. It’s no surprise that Breguet was considered the leading watchmaker of his day— at the very least, his clientele that included leading public figures and members of European nobility could be a testament to that. Last week, the namesake label that carried on Breguet’s legacy honored its founder at an event that celebrated both the bicentennial of the first wristwatch, as well as the 10th anniversary of the brand’s “Reine de Naples” ladies collection.... Read More

Fly High with Limited Edition Navitimer Chronograph by Breitling

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

In the world of luxury watches, there are only a few names that stand out in the business, and for different reasons. With a plethora of niche groups associated with the industry, some timepieces appeal to drivers, others to travelers, and still there’s another sect of watches that are geared towards pilots. Breitling is the frontrunner brand in the aviation category, having been established for over 125 years and in that time producing the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s official watch. With the anniversary of its iconic Navitimer chronograph approaching, Breitling is introducing a new, limited edition watch that celebrates the original with modern updates.... Read More

Luxury Watch Boutique Opens at Wynn Las Vegas

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

The Esplanades at the Wynn Las Vegas are continuing to establish themselves as a leader in the country’s high end fashion with the addition of Wynn & Company Watches—a luxury... Read More

Newest Luxury Timepiece by Vacheron Constantin Keeps it Classy

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

When it comes to luxury watches, Vacheron Constantin really knows what they’re doing. The brand’s resumé is more than impressive and hard to deny. Vacheron was established over a century ago, so you could imagine just how much value is put on its historic name. Having just marked its 125th anniversary last year, the luxury watch label has more reason to celebrate with the release of its newest watch, the Patrimony Traditionnelle Self-Winding.... Read More

Transcend Time Zones With Ease in New Chronograph by Girard-Perregaux

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

A luxury watch is the quintessential statement of success and class; a combination of both function and style. For the man on the move and constant jet-setter, a watch almost becomes a burden with frequent time zone changes requiring regular adjustments.... Read More

Elaborate Cartier Collection Makes its Dazzling Debut in Paris

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

An astonishing new collection by luxury jewelry brand Cartier made its debut at the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires which was held from September 14-23 in Paris. “Depaysement,” which translates to “Change of Scenery,” is a 148-piece collection that includes four themes that correspond with four different universes and landscapes. Twelve precious objects are included in the dazzling collection, as well as five High Jewellery watches.... Read More

Vicariously Wrestle Reptiles with Burberry's "The Britain" Watch

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

As are many Burberry products, the new unisex watch line “The Britain” is inspired by that wardrobe staple: the trench coat. You may ask yourself what exactly a luxury watch like that would look like. Well, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey of Burberry designed the watch to be timeless yet modern. He told WWD that the watch is an example of “Craftsmanship…wrapped in functionality and innovation”. So basically, much like the trench coat, it's useful both functionally and aesthetically.... Read More

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