Why White Gold Rolexes Are the Most Subtle Signal of Wealth and Taste

November 18, 2019

When it comes to luxury watches, even some cultivated collectors can be wary of white gold. Most simply just aren’t sure what justifies the often extravagant-seeming price for pieces that don’t look much different that stainless steel. So we consulted two experts to explain the attraction. Paul Altieri is not only the founder of online luxury watch retailer Bob’s Watches but owner of one of the world’s top Rolex collections. And Blake Buettner is the director of watches at StockX, the live bid/ask luxury marketplace backed by Eminem and Mark Wahlberg where collectors can build portfolios of […]

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Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie 2017: most spectacular perpetual calendar watches

February 1, 2017

Inside the 43mm case of the Tourbograph Perpetual ‘Pour le Merite’, one finds the Lange manufacture calibre L133.1. This manual-wound movement, which offers a split-seconds chronograph and tourbillon, also incoporates a perpetual calendar, the first time the latter complication appears on the visionary “Pour le Merite” collection. As with its predecessor, this 1,319-component timepiece features a fusee-and-chain transmission, with the latter comprising 636 components alone. Another new introduction is a black-polished sculpted tourbillon bridge, which perfectly matches the curves of the aperture; the process of polishing required the creation of special tools and intense weeks […]

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Patek Philippe launches Nautilus watches 40th anniversary limited edition

October 9, 2016

Oct 10, 2016 Patek Philippe celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Nautilus watch range with two new limited edition luxury pieces – the reference 5711/1P three-hand model and 5976/1G chronograph version. Each of the limited edition watches feature bold lateral ridges which are a fitting amalgamation of elegance and sporty functionality, much like the very first in the lineage. The 44 mm Nautilus Ref. 5711/1P comes in a definitive blue 18 carat gold dial and features a flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamond set into the bezel above the lugs along with similarly carved […]

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Bulgari Unveils New Diagono Magnesium Concept Watch at BaselWorld 2015

March 21, 2015

Bulgari celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the iconic Bulgari Roma and unveiled the Diagono Magnesium concept watch at Baselworld 2015. Partnering with WiseKey, the leader in secure information technology storage, Bulgari has created the “Bulgari Vault,” a military-level virtual security vault for all your sensitive personal information and documents. The Bulgari press conference and cocktail party was hosted by Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari Group, who presented the Diagono Magnesium “wrist-vault” watch along with Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO. Bulgari states: “100% Swiss, 100% security, 100% luxury, 0% gadget: Diagono Magnesium is the first concept […]

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Bulgari unveils the Tourbillon Saphir Ultranero complication

March 7, 2015

The supremely classic Bulgari tourbillon is housed within a sapphire crystal case supported by a titanium structure. Its DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) treatment creates a surprising contrast, combining the transparency revealing the skeleton movement with the jet black of the underlying structure. The impact is emphasised by the hour-markers and green microtubes enhanced with Superluminova® (SLN) –  a highly luminescent material – inserted into the central part of the case. The overall architecture of this creation is also singular: the construction of the Tourbillon Saphir Ultranero resembles the shape of a drum. The screws holding the titanium structure and sapphire crystal are secured to […]

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Jaeger LeCoultre unveils a new Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 chronograph

March 3, 2015

A new chronograph joins Jaeger LeCoultre‘s line of Master Compressor Extreme LAB watches, a collection distinguished by precise and reliable time measurement. The prestige watch Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 embodies a combination of scientific materials, cutting-edge materials and horological research.  The Manufacture systematically applies a fundamental principle to all its creations: however complex an automatic watch, it makes no compromises when it comes to functionality and pragmatism. This new model thus combines extremely sophisticated ergonomics with the precision and reliability that are a must at Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 features a crown-integrated […]

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Brikk Lux Apple Watch on pre-order for only $74,995

February 28, 2015

Los Angeles based Brikk have announced the launch of their Lux Watch product collection, which includes 30 luxury models of the upcoming Apple Watch, that afford unmatched opulence to an exclusive clientele worldwide. The Brikk Lux Apple Watch is now available for pre-order in yellow gold, pink gold or platinum with diamonds for an extraordinary fusion of luxury with technology. The Lux Watch is built in both 38mm and 42mm sizes and can be had in 24-carat yellow gold, 18-carat pink gold, and 950 platinum. Customers have the ability to select from three different […]

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