Hands On With The Revolutionary Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual

Just last month, I had the opportunity to go hands on with the newest Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual calendar watch that the brand unveiled to the world today.  Not only did I get to see and touch the watch, but also I was the first person (outside of the watchmakers) to put…

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Bulgari Unveils Two Record-Setting Watches at Baselworld 2018: Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon and Diva Finissima Minute Repeater

Baselworld 2018: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch sets new record

Yesterday on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com,  I broke the news about the record-setting Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Tourbillon watch that again established records for ultra-thin watches. However, Bulgari has also set a record for the world’s thinnest ultra-thin minute repeater for women with the bejeweled Octo Finissima Minute Repeater. Bulgari Octo Finnisimo Automatic…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018.

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for…

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3 Reasons Panerai Built Its Most Complicated Watch Yet, Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, as a Made-to-Order Watch

Panerai has been busy this year – unveiling great new collections that range from skeletons to tourbillons and the all-new Due collection, which we wrote about here, with new case shape just unveiled last week in Florence, Italy. However, the watch that made us stop and tilt our heads just a little is the brand’s most…

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Behind the Scenes with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie (prices/pics)

By Gordon Henderson and Roberta Naas Two incredible things happened at the SIHH 201 as it relates to Audemars Piguet. One of them, we will write about soon enough, but the other revolves around the  Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie. Let’s start by saying that “Supersonnerie” is an understatement. I was sitting in a small room,…

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What Has 771 Parts, Retails for Just about $450,000 and Is Coming to Stores Very Soon? Up Close with the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

By Gordon Henderson When A. Lange & Sohne launched the Zeitwerk line in 2009 and unveiled its digital display, the brand created an aesthetic that was something truly different from not only it’s other lines, but also from the high end watch community as a whole. The bold numbers that display the time via rings…

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