Live Basel Report: Bulgari at Baselworld 2014 JESSICA An Italian jeweller by origin, Bulgari is applying the same type of creativity and exacting attention to detail to its watch manufacturing. Now fully integrated, Bulgari employs over 350 watchmakers to produce its own movements, cases, bracelets and dials. Beginning with... Read more
Hi All, If you are going to Baselworld, and you own an iPhone or iPad, you really should go to the App Store and download the free Baselworld App. It has maps, a list of exhibitors and a whole bunch of really relevant info and will be updated on... Read more
My view of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Peter Chong 11 February 2014 All of us here at the Lange Forum know that Lange Uhren is a very special manufacture, and every year, does not fail to impress with the ultra large watch at the entrance of... Read more
My take on the A. Lange & Söhne Terra Luna Peter Chong 7 February 2014 In the buzz around the halls of the Palexpo where the SIHH is held, there are many who found the 1815 Tourbillon to be a candidate for Most Interesting. The watch is approachable in... Read more
SIHH REPORT: Photos of the Baume & Mercier 2014 Collection At this year’s SIHH, I had the chance to spend some time with the Director of the Design Studio at Baume & Mercier, Alexandre Peraldi. The brand–which was founded in 1830–introduced new models into the Clifton line, which has... Read more
LIVE Photos of Panerai at SIHH 2014 by PAUL BOUTROS Hi All, Thanks to the Panerai North America team, I was able to take photos of a selection of this year’s new introductions during my short, 30-minute SIHH appointment last week. All timepieces were in huge demand, which means... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Montblanc at SIHH 2014 by HOWARD PARR Montblanc is a luxury goods company based in Hamburg, Germany with a rich history most notably in pens and leather goods. In 2006, the young Montblanc watch company made a serious statement to the industry when the Richemont Group purchased... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Cartier Novelties at SIHH 2014 Paul Boutros 27 January 2014 Once again, Cartier came out in full force this year with several major new introductions across its regular collection and their Fine Watchmaking Collection (FWC). For those unfamiliar with Cartier’s FWC, it’s a collection that was launched... Read more
LIVE Photos of A. Lange & Söhne at SIHH 2014 by PAUL BOUTROS Hi All, Below are some photos I was able to take during my short, 30-minute SIHH appointment this week. The demand for the watches was very strong, and in some cases, I had literally less than... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Jaeger-LeCoultre Novelties at SIHH 2014 by HOWARD PARR The 2014 additions to the Jaeger-LeCoultre collection were once again received with much applause, as they continue to showcase the design and technology that is their true forte The most complex of the new pieces was the Master Ultra... Read more
Hi All, I had the good fortune of attending a series of “Hour Club” events in Geneva this week during SIHH. For those unfamiliar, the Hour Club is VC’s wonderful collectors club open to any owner of a Vacheron Constantin watch. The first Vacheron Constantin Hour Club event was... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Vacheron Constantin at SIHH 2014 by PAUL BOUTROS Dear Friends, This was the year of the skeleton watch for Vacheron Constantin, with several new skeleton models in the Métiers d’Art, Patrimony Traditionnelle, and Malte collections. In addition, the Malte collection was updated, with exhibition casebacks and mechanical... Read more
From SIHH: Photo report of the Audemars Piguet 2014 Novelties by HOWARD PARR AP CEO Francois-Henry Bennahmias said in our interview a year ago that AP was focused on “Fewer, Bigger, Better” That translates to getting the most out of a concise and powerful representation of the brand, from... Read more
Live at SIHH: IWC Aquatimer Collection that’s all for now folks. plenty more installed come Watches & Wonders 2014… greetings from Geneva ! Read more
SIHH 2014 IWC Aquatimer Collection As previously announced, for 2014 IWC relaunches its Aquatimer Collection with six new models. At SIHH 2014, IWC revealed the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, the Aquatimer Deep Three in titanium and the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “50 Years Science for Galapagos”. Below are all... Read more
Introducing the A. Lange & Söhne SIHH 2014 Novelties Here it is: the presentation of the novelties introduced at the SIHH fair 2014 by A. Lange & Söhne. The (completely) new models are: – 1815 Ø 38,5 mm – 1815 Tourbillion StopSeconds ZeroReset – Grand Lange-1 Moon Phase –... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées Through its new creations, Vacheron Constantin weaves subtle ties between two worlds that evolved in similar ways in the late 19th century: architecture and watchmaking. Based on one of the stellar in-house movements, Calibre 4400, this sculptural work with its airy,... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements The new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements collection is an irresistible invitation to embark on a journey celebrating the ornamental beauties of the world drawn from the decorative arts of several cultures. Inspired by dreams of faraway places and by... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon Openworked Vacheron Constantin illustrates an unexpected encounter between tradition and modernity in its Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day tourbillon openworked model. Combining the tourbillon complication with the art of openworking, both of which were born at the dawn of the 19th... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Openworked Developing and crafting a tonneau-shaped calibre entirely in-house calls for exceptional mastery of mechanical horology. Openworking it and staging it within an ethereally light architecture while infusing it with a sense of volume and creating striking light and shadow effects represents the... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Malte Models The new Vacheron Constantin Malte models include three new ladies models and a new white gold men’s model. Three new mechanical watches dedicated to women   Three pink or white gold models assert their style through an understated approach focused firmly on essentials:... Read more
For 2014, IWC relaunches the IWC Aquatimer Collection with six new models. Photographs of three IWC Aquatimer models are presented, below. The most conspicuous technical modification in the new IWC Aquatimer generation is the innovative external/internal rotating bezel complete with IWC SafeDive system. The mechanism combines the advantages of... Read more