By Roberta Naas
There are a host of wonderful trends in luxury watchmaking today, with some focusing on the technical side and others focusing on the aesthetic side. Additionally, there are some that bring these two realms together in artful majesty — offering artistic, technically advanced masterpieces on the wrist. Often those masterpieces emulate nature — flora,
By Roberta Naas
Our interest was piqued by the idea that Cartier wanted to release the classic Santos 100 in ADLC, and now we have had a chance to spend some time with the Santos 100 Carbon. The result? A classy, sleek, yet sportier alternative to the average Cartier.
Speedmaster 105.012-66 Racing When Omega designed the Speedmaster in 1957, it was actually meant to be a sports chronograph. It was a time when there was no connection with space yet, and Omega introduced their Seamaster 300, Railmaster and Speedmaster, as watches for ‘professional’ use. Racing Models Even though the Speedmaster was connected with space […]
The story in a second: Montblanc’s 2016 Heritage Chronométrie highlight is a complicated number, packed with value. Jerome Lambert descended, whirlwind-like, on Montblanc in 2013. His presence was felt immediately, as the global luxury giant began turning out increasingly impressive timepieces, many with a complicated, heritage bent. Then, as suddenly as he had arrived he was gone, elevated to the rank of Richemont Group Head of Operations in a recent reshuffle. And while he may be running out the clock as Montblanc CEO (replaced by former Head of Sales Nicolas Baretzki), his short tenure will leave a long legacy – a revitalised brand, a serious watchmaker, releasing some of the most competitive, compelling pieces on the market. The Heritage Chronométrie Annual Calendar Chronograph is a prime example of that – bundling fan favourite complete calendar and chronograph complications into a classically styled package, all for under $15,000 in steel (there’s also a gold version). The dial One glance at the Annual Calendar Chronograph and it’s immediately clear that it’s a whole lot of watch. With four subdials, 10 hands and numbers everywhere, you’d be forgiven for taking a few seconds to orient yourself. Having said that, Montblanc has done a good job…
Rolex Milestones: 38 Legendary Watches That Shaped History, Phillips’ evening sale on November 28 was its first thematic auction in Asia, becoming a milestone in itself, just a year after another record was set for a Patek Philippe ref. 2499. A total of HK$60.9m or US$7.84m was raised during the sale, with the stainless steel Rolex […]
Hublot‘s collaboration with Ferrari has been a fruitful one, spawning several dozen wristwatches including the exotic, engine-shaped MP-05 LaFerrari. That list just got longer with the launch of the redesigned Big Bang Ferrari Unico. The new Big Bang Ferrari is a variation on the previous generation, with the same mix of automobile-inspired elements in the design, […]
It is no secret that I love Bulgari. I have written articles about the Serpenti and the Tubogas, and most recently sourced a vintage enamel Serpenti for the HODINKEE Ladies’ Collection at Material Good. So, it should come as no surprise to see this beaut come across your screen. What you see here is the latest addition to the Serpenti Collection: the Serpenti Seduttori High Jewelry bangle watch. And this little snake has a 16 carat sapphire on top of its head, because of course it does.
As the number of smartwatch offerings continues to proliferate, the choice is often framed as a dichotomy: on the one hand you have the Apple Watch, running watchOS, and, on the other hand, you have a plethora of smartwatches running Android. The overwhelming likelihood, of course, is that if you’re in the market for a smartwatch, you’ll go for the one in the same ecosystem as your smartphone – the Apple Watch isn’t compatible with Android at all, and while you can kinda-sorta use an Android Wear watch with an iPhone, generally you are going to get a pretty restricted experience.
Swiss haute horologer Vacheron Constantin unveils the novel Metiers d’Art Gyr timepiece, which draws inspiration from the Arab art of falconry.
We have put together a selection of Tissot’s five most popular collections and model variants to help you pick just the one for yourself – or a loved one – this holiday season.