Review: A Closer Look at the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Villes Lumières: Cities of Light On the Wrist

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Villes Lumieres Beijing

  The new Metiers d’Art Villes Lumieres collection from Vacheron Constantin is a new series of watches whose dials feature nocturnal portraits of great cities from an aerial view. The dials of these watches are created using  a fusion of two eclectic art mediums, Grand Feu champleve enameling and hand applied precious powder, a technique…

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Ulysse Nardin Signs On Elina Svitolina as Brand Ambassador, Unveils New Women’s Watches: Classico Grand Feu and Jade Metiers d’ Arts

Ulysse Nardin Jade Cloissonne Jellyfish watch, 2017

Recently, Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watch brand known for its pioneering spirit and marine heritage for more than 170 years, announced a new brand ambassador – a woman. Elina Svitolina, professional tennis player, joined the brand last month and has already visited the Manufacture and selected an Ulysse Nardin Lady Marine Chronometer as her watch…

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Close-Up Look at the Art of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hand Painted Watches (Slide Show)

Earlier this year,  I had the distinct pleasure of joining Jaeger-LeCoultre at their Manufacture in Le Sentier for a lesson in hand painting. Those who know me well, know that I have dabbled in hand painting over the years, thanks to my artist mother who was an avid painter on fine white china. She took white porcelain…

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SIHH 2015 Reveals Art for the Wrist as New Direction

When it comes to haute horlogerie, one of the most important efforts being made to elevate time to new heights is the pursuit of finer, meters d’ arts. Indeed, at SIHH 2015, more brands were unveiling stunning artistic dials in enamel, champleve, filigree and other artistic modes for both men and women. Last week, Roberta Naas…

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Introducing the Artful Saga of the Unique Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition a QP 8 Jours SQ (video)

Blending the arts of watchmaking, engraving, enameling and more – all in a timepiece that not only reflects history but houses the visionary forethought of today and tomorrow- is no easy feat. But somehow, Jaeger-LeCoultre makes it seem like it is. This is especially the case with the brand’s Master Grande Tradition a Quantieme Perpetual…

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BaselWorld 2013: Introducing Bulgari’s Il Giardino Tropicale

Here at BaselWorld 2013, spring is in full bloom — not only outside, but in the halls, as well, as many watch brands unveil timepieces inspired by nature.  One such example is the stunning new Bulgari “Il Giardino Tropicale” Tourbillon timepiece. Not only does the watch beautifully depict a tropical garden on the wrist, but…

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