Czapek & Cie unveils Place Vendôme “Lumières” at Baselworld 2017

Czapek & Cie’s unveiled the new Place Vendôme, “Lumières” collection at Baselworld 2017 named after the famous square in Paris where François Czapek, spiritus rector of the brand, opened a boutique in the mid-nineteenth century, assumed to be the first haute horlogerie boutique ever on this world famous square. The first line of watches in the collection features Read More

Vacheron Constantin – Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600

Vacheron Constantin introduced the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 at the SIHH 2017.  Priced at around $1 million this astronomical grand complication revives the 18th century tradition of Geneva’s “cabinotiers”, highly specialised watchmaking artisans working under the rooftops and creating authentic bespoke masterpieces. The one-of-a-kind Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 combines astronomy and the watchmaking Read More

New Most Expensive Watch is the Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 at $11 million

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Geneva Watch Auction Four sale in Geneva set a new record over the weekend of November 12, 2016 for a wristwatch at auction for the Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel, a rare perpetual calendar chronograph with moon phases.  The watch sold to to a private collector Read More

Goldman Sachs Elevator explains the hierarchy of watches on Wall Street

Business Insider ran an article Goldman Sachs Elevator explains the hierarchy of watches on Wall Street in which they argued that there is a correlation between watches and career levels.  They suggested that:    Interns would be best suited to wear a Rolex Oyster ($6,000) or an Omega Seamaster ($4,000). Analysts should wear a Rolex Read More

3 in 1 – Wrist Watch, Pocket Watch and Table Clock – the Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar by Bovet 1822

The versatile 45.5mm Virtuoso VII Retrograde Perpetual Calendar by Bovet 1822 can transform from a regular wrist watch to a pocket watch and also to a table clock.  It presents two distinct faces on its emblematic case. The first face displays the hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve, as well as all the indications relative to Read More

Tourbillon of Tourbillons by Antoine Preziuso

Watchmakers are continually striving to perfect the tourbillon, notably by improving its rotation system. The tourbillon is a remarkable technical accomplishment – and a ‘visible’ complication that never ceases to fascinate. This tiny cage, revolving like a planet (in the 18th century, the word ‘tourbillon’ referred to the movement of the stars), also enables the Read More

Poetic Complications by Van Cleef & Arpel

Van Cleef & Arpel trademarked the term “Poetic Complications” which consists of certain elegant but loosely horology-related complications.  The French watchmaker specializes in jewelry and subsequently adorns its time pieces with expensive jewels.  The addition of poetic complications such as the Lady Arpels Pont des Amoureux Watch (lover’s bridge) which has a man and a woman meet at Read More

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor: astounding 4 balance wheels

It took Roger Dubuis watchmakers over 7 years to create the Excalibur Quator with the RD101 movement which has an astounding 4 balance wheels set an an angle. So why four?  Grégory Bruttin, Director of Movement Development explained that they found that four is the perfect number needed to compensate gravity in each three dimensional position. Read More