You Have to Wait 3 Decades to See Saturn Circle the Dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication (video)

Its been an incredible week of astronomical watches, but now we bring you the piece de resistance: the enchanting Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Astronomy™ watch.   We love this timepiece and even though it could cost the price of a small house—you get the reality of the solar system on your wrist! The only thing…

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Stripped of its Title: Pluto Was Discovered 84 Years Ago Today; A Look at Astronomy and Time via the SIHH 2014 Exhibit: Horology, a Child of Astronomy

Exactly 84 years ago today, Pluto, long believed to be the  9th planet in our solar system, was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh —although the concept of an unknown 9th planet had been first noted and searched for by Percival Lowell a decade earlier. Then-new photographic techniques…

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Three World Records Set in Watches at SIHH 2014

Ok so let’s just get right to it. There were three world records that were set at the recent SIHH 2014. 1)      The World’s Thinnest Mechanical watch. The record breaker:  PIAGET Altiplano 900 P. The 38mm wide case with 900P movement measures an amazing 3.65mm thin. (read about it here) 2)      The World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater.…

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Would You Ditch Playing in a PGA Tour to See the New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph from SIHH 2014?

Louis Oosthuizen, South African professional golfer and Audemars Piguet brand ambassador has had a busy 2014 golf schedule. Currently in the Pacific Palisades, CA, for the Northern Trust Open, he won the Volvo Golf Champions Title in January in Durban for the second year in a row and is slated for two more important tournaments…

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I’m Back … I Braved the Great Wave and Entered Hyperbaric Chambers for this SIHH 2014 Review

So I survived Geneva.  Thanks to sheer determination to bring my loyal readers the best coverage possible,  I endured the following:   descending into shark infested waters (sort of ) with IWC; entering into a hyperbaric chamber (for real) with Breva ; being transported back in time to the late 19th century (sort of ) with…

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Dive Right In with the Calibre de Cartier Dive Watch

Ok, we admit it. There is a lot of thrashing going on here at SIHH, while so many brands vie for top position when it comes to the ultimate high-tech, haute-horology timepiece. But honestly, sometimes it’s nice just to look at reality. From Cartier, that reality comes in the form of its newest stainless steel…

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