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Bovet Watches: A True Delight For Timepiece Collectors

Bovet watches first made a name for themselves in the 19th century, when Edouard Bovet succeeded in titillating the exclusive tastes of the Chinese Imperial family with his exceptional timepieces, which emphasized exceptionally lavish decorative details, including fine enamel work, engraved movements, and cases set with precious gemstones and pearls; Bovet was also the first

Franck Muller Timepieces: A Personal Introduction To Elite Luxury Watchmaking

Franck Muller watches provided me with some of my earliest introductions to the world of artistic and extremely complex watchmaking. Back in early 1997, I had somehow managed to get my hands on a dog-eared and well-worn copy of an International Watches catalog for 1996, and it absolutely blew me away (the contents of the

Collecting Watches: How Many Do You Need?

The number of watches it takes to comprise a collection is a topic which sways mightily in the wind of opinion. Ultimately though, none of that matters – the simple truth is: the right amount is that which satisfies you. Whether 1, 100, or 1,000 only you know when you have enough ticking treasures on

Corum Vanitas Watches Evoke Severin Wunderman, And Unique Corum Creativity

With the recent passing of Corum Chairman Severin Wunderman, a man as renowned for his human qualities as his skill and dynamism as abusinessman, I found myself contemplating the unique creativity of many of the Corum watch collections. Certainly, the input of Severin himself played a major role in the creation of many of these

Bell & Ross BRS Watches: Smaller, Thinner, And Made From Ceramic

In October, Bell & Ross watch fanatics will have a chance to enrich their obsession just a bit more. Following on the established and smashingly successful BR Instrument collection, Bell & Ross has taken a turn in more subtle directions with the new BRS timepieces. Showing off a strikingly handsome case made from black or

Piaget Altiplano Petit Seconds Watch: A Definitive 40mm Dress Timepiece

The Piaget Altiplano Petit Seconds watch is a gorgeous new member of Piaget’s extremely fine dress timepiece collection. With a 40mm diameter, this model promises to be a fantastic formal watch for the modern male. It should without question attract more interest than the established but rather marginally sized (by today’s standards of fashion) 38mm

Chopard L.U.C Chrono One Flyback Watch: A High Bar For Luxury Chronographs

The Chopard L.U.C Chrono One Flyback watch is one of the world’s finest high luxury chronographs with an automatic movement. A worthy rival to such prestigious competition as the Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P or Glashutte Original’s PanoMaticChrono, the Chrono One Flyback fully bolsters the reputation for watchmaking excellence that Chopard’s L.U.C collection has become noted

Glashutte Original PanoMaticReserve XL Watch Gets Sporty For 2008

One surprising introduction from Glashutte Original this year, was a striking new variant of the PanoMaticReserve XL watch. A broad sidestep from the more classical leanings of the already existent references in that model, this version has a matte black dial which is copiously marked with accents of sporty red. To go along with this

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Watch Charms With A Beautiful Grand Feu Enamel Dial

A quietly artistic masterpiece from Girard-Perregaux at SIHH 2008, was the Vintage 1945 Off-Centered Hour and Minute watch. So named because of its hour and minute hands which are mounted just above the center axis of the dial, this Girard-Perregaux timepiece showcases a true delight for connoisseurs of artisan crafts. I am of course referring

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carbon Concept Tourbillon Merges Traditional And Futuristic Horology

For 2008, Audemars Piguet has encored their many fine performances in dynamic haute horlogerie, by giving us the Royal Oak Carbon Concept Tourbillon watch. Studying this watch, and comprehending its many intricate details, one can get a sense of just how much Audemars Piguet has extracted from the full breadth of its rich history. It

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