Video: Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon Explained

Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon

A relatively young brand by watchmaking standards, Kerbedanz is an independent Swiss brand that creates some of the most alluring and artistic watches on the luxury market. Additionally, its pieces are all created in very limited numbers. Such is the case with the Maximus Tourbillon, the world’s largest tourbillon, which is created in a limited…

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Hands On With The Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT

Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT watch

By Steve Huyton Previously the founder of a late 1990’s brand known as TechnoMarine, Franck Dubarry, has always had a penchant to create more unusual timepieces. When he founded TehnoMarine in 1997, he made a name for the fashion-forward brand by adorning rubber strapped dive watches with diamonds. Having long since left that brand behind…

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Hands On: Muse Swiss Art Watches

Muse Swiss Art watch

By Steve Huyton Muse Swiss Art Watches isn’t just a generic watch brand that creates mediocre time instruments. Their watches are more of an artistic statement powered by a mechanical heart. Essentially, the overall concept of Muse Swiss Art Watches is functional time instruments that also have a decorative appearance. Within the Muse Swiss Art…

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Top 10 Chinese Zodiac Year Of The Rat Watches

Vacheron Constantin Zodiac Chinese Year of the Rat 2020 Metiers d'Art watch.

For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…

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Fly The Incredible Skies With Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’ Arts Les Aerostiers Watches

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Arts ballooning watches

With January here and SIHH around the corner, I wanted to revisit some of the most wonderful artistic watches unveils in 2018: Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Les Aerostiers. Retailing for about  $135,000 each, these unique watches were inspired by ballooning of yesteryear, and have all the majesty and beauty these vintage dirigibles had in their…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018 (Piaget, Cartier, Louis Moinet, ArtyA)

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon watches made with marquetry gemstone dials (malachite, lapis lazuli).

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind…

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