SWATCH Group Has Acquired Harry Winston for $750 Million
Jan14

SWATCH Group Has Acquired Harry Winston for $750 Million

Harry Winston OPUS 12 The last independent true high-end luxury watch and high jewelery marque headquartered in the United States, Harry Winston, is, alas, no longer independent, nor are they America-based.  In a $750 million cash deal, Swiss-based superbrand SWATCH Group has acquired Harry Winston’s watch and jewelry divisions as well as $250 million of the brand’s debt. For SWATCH, this is somewhat a departure from the...

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A. Lange and Söhne Grand Lange 1 Lumen: A Pre-SIHH Peak
Jan12

A. Lange and Söhne Grand Lange 1 Lumen: A Pre-SIHH Peak

With Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, coming up in just nine days, many watch brands are keeping all of their cool new toys under wraps until the Swiss show.  Thankfully, A. Lange & Söhne is all about giving us a little taste of what’s to come.  And, the 100 piece limited edition platinum A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Lumen is pretty tasty.  With a gorgeous non-overlapping dial akin to that of the...

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Audemars Piguet Equation of Time: AP Goes Solar
Oct28

Audemars Piguet Equation of Time: AP Goes Solar

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Equation of Time There are a lot of perpetual calendars on the market, some more interesting than others.  But, Audemars Piguet takes the traditional perpetual calendar a step further with the Equation of Time.  So, I was delighted when I was offered the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Equation of Time. In addition to the usual and customary Perpetual Calendar, the...

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL Limited Edition: Understated, Infinitely Usable, All Bond
Oct26

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL Limited Edition: Understated, Infinitely Usable, All Bond

Dum-Dum-Dee-Dum-Duuumm-DumDum.  Mr. Bond is back for the 23rd time in the new movie SKYFALL, which, coincidentally, also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the world’s favorite secret agent.  (Although, I’ve always preferred Agent 86, Maxwell Smart.)  Mr. Daniel Wroughton Craig will be portraying James Bond, Agent 007, and he will be sporting an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. In honor of their supporting role as...

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Italian Banker Alfredo Paramico and His Patek Philippes
Oct18

Italian Banker Alfredo Paramico and His Patek Philippes

Patek Philippe Reference Number 1518 Alfredo Paramico is a banker in Milan.  But, that’s just his day job.  At heart, he is an all-out watch collector.  Not just any watch, mind you, but Patek Philippe.  Paramico has dedicated over a decade to amass his collection of the most rare Pateks ever produced.  His collection (the 10th best in the world) is worth about $25,000,000 and includes: Reference Number: 1518 in Steel 1928...

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition
Oct17

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition

Audemars Piguet Brand Ambassador Michael Schumacher Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition After two years of being an official brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet, Michael Schumacher has his own limited edition watch, a watch he was instrumental in designing, no less.  The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition.  Not the most clever of names, but then they can’t all...

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The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7: A Clasically Inspired Modern Pilot’s Watch
Oct11

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7: A Clasically Inspired Modern Pilot’s Watch

Longines Avigtation Watch Type A-7 Longines is celebrating their 180th anniversary this year, and they have been releasing some truly cool watches to celebrate.  The latest…the Longines Avigtation Watch Type A-7, a single register aviation-style chronograph in the best tradition of aviation watches from the first third of the twentieth century.   Type A-7 has a 50º Rotated Dial The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 is inspired...

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Exclusive Photos of Historic Piguet Family Pocket Watch
Oct09

Exclusive Photos of Historic Piguet Family Pocket Watch

Exclusive photos of Audemars Piguet board member Olivier Audemars’ family pocket watch.  The Verge Fusée watch was made by Joseph Piguet circa 1740 to 1760.  A great piece of watchmaking history. Verge Fusée Movement Signed by Joseph Piguet Joseph Piguet Verge Fusée Movement circa 1740 to 1760 Joseph Piguet Verge Fusée Movement circa 1740 to...

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Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo MacDonough: A Tourbillon for the Polo Grounds
Aug31

Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo MacDonough: A Tourbillon for the Polo Grounds

Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo McDonough Every once and a while, a watch comes along whose design has been dictated, not by the whims of fashion and fads, but by the necessities dictated by function.  The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is one such watch.  The JLC Reverso, first released in 1931, was designed to be wearable by polo players during a match, hence the protected reverse side.  Now, Richard Mille has joined the match (pun intended)...

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Lamborghini Head Stephan Winkelmann, Monterey Classic Car Week & an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Aug22

Lamborghini Head Stephan Winkelmann, Monterey Classic Car Week & an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann Announcing Grande Giro It’s been a busy week for Automobili Lamborghini President & CEO Stephan Winkelmann.  First, at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California, he announces Lamborghini’s plans for their 50th Anniversary in 2013, which includes the Grande Giro Lamborghini 50º Anniversario, a 1200 km Lambo rally from Milan to the factory in Sant’Agata...

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