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
topic locked. The other active SIHH thread is below 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 the boutiques to the... 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: 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
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: Audemars Piguet 42mm Offshore Chronographs As I mentioned below, there are 4 new Offshore Chronograph references in stainless steel. We’ll talk about these more in the weeks to come, but suffice it to say that this year was one of organic evolution for AP. You may... Read more
A couple weeks back, we said goodnight to the forever lights of New York City And rose early the next day for the umpteenth edition of the Timezone Watch Walk NYC. Let’s get to steppin’ We’ve been leading Watch Walk NYC for five years, and will likely have to... Read more
A. Lange & Söhne Akademie in Napa Howard Parr 11 September 2013 Every year, a group of collectors and press are invited to participate in the Lange Akademie in Napa, California. My wife and I joined the group this past week, where we were treated to wine and food... Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias
An interview in February 2013 by Howard Parr In conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the Royal Oak last year, Audemars Piguet set out to do some deep self-examination. That may sound complex, but in truth the result was a simplification of the message. From a revamped logo and... Read more
Inspired by a classic Baume & Mercier timepiece from the 50s, this new 42 mm dress watch is a stunner. There are a number of models in the Clifton collection, and the 18-carat rose gold emblematic model is powered by a beautiful La Joux-Perret manual-wind movement. All are perfectly... Read more
Last year, we saw the release of the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph and Deep Sea Auto Chronograph This year’s releases include two versions of a larger 44mm Deep Sea Chronograph (the Vintage is 40.5mm, the Auto is 42mm), with a case in Cermet, a ceramic alloy that makes the... Read more
2013 is the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, and there are a number of notables in this year’s releases. Two big releases this year come in ceramic. The brand has been interested in working in ceramic for some time, but it was not until the level of... Read more
Viva México: the 2012 SIAR Watch Fair Howard Parr 7 October 2012 Earlier this week, I went to the SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria) in Mexico City. This was the 6th Edition of the watch fair, and included the most exhibitors yet…44 brands! Most of the brands had scheduled... Read more
At this year’s SIHH watch fair in January, we were introduced to the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph, a 2-register chrono with the heirloom details we’ve come to see on the Deep Sea Alarm models, as well as the Grande Reverso Tribute to 1931 US Edition. 40.5mm case–like the Deep... Read more