A History of Iconic Cartier Watches

A History of Iconic Cartier Watches

When you hear the word Cartier, images of luxury likely flit through your mind and rightly so. Did you know that Cartier popularized the wristwatch as a fashion accessory after making a custom watch for pilot Santos-Dumont who wanted to time his record flights? The Santos watch is still one of the most iconic watches ...

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LIST: 5 travel-ready GMTs for under $5000

LIST: 5 travel-ready GMTs for under $5000

One of the most useful everyday complications is the GMT or dual time zone. If you travel a lot or do business internationally it’s certainly a lot easier to check your GMT than to fiddle with you phone trying to find the world clock app. Given the usefulness of this complication to the jet set, it’s also a genre ...

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Hands-On The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky

Hands-On The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky

The Astronomia family of tourbillons are Jacob & Co's own unique take on creating an astronomical complication. Typically, they're not intended to be highly accurate representations of actual astronomical cycles (the most sophisticated example of a watch that does that is, right now, probably Vacheron ...

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Breitling Launches New Boutique-Exclusive Chronoliner and Chronomat 44

Breitling Launches New Boutique-Exclusive Chronoliner and Chronomat 44

Breitling has released a pair of new timepieces in its Chronoliner and Chronomat 44 collections, each limited to 100 pieces and available exclusively in Breitling houtiques worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about two aviation-inspired timepieces that take the “wild blue yonder” seriously: the Breitling ...

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FROM 1993 TO 2017: THE PANERAI MARE NOSTRUM 42MM

FROM 1993 TO 2017: THE PANERAI MARE NOSTRUM 42MM

Back in the day, before the Richemont Group (then Vendôme) had acquired, or perhaps even heard of Panerai, the brand’s few models were simply curiosities of interest to two types of collectors: those who amass military watches and all-embracing Rolex aficionados. It was obscure if not quite unknown, and price guides ...

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph: The One That Got Away

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph: The One That Got Away

We’ve all got our “fishing” stories regarding “the one that got away.” “It was this big!” we stretch out our arms as far as possible, demonstrating the enormity of it. And as this applies to my watch story here, it is also true: mine involves an Audemars Piguet that arguably started the Limited Edition Offshore ...

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Introducing The Richard Mille RM 27-03 For Rafael Nadal

Introducing The Richard Mille RM 27-03 For Rafael Nadal

Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal are at it again, and just in time for summer. The brand has just released the limited edition RM 27-03, with a new caliber that features a new tourbillon. The tennis star and the lightweight luxury watch brand have been partners since 2010, when the first Richard Mille x Rafael Nadal ...

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Montegrappa Pirates Watch

Montegrappa Pirates Watch

I really want to meet the people who buy and wear Montegrappa's flamboyant watches such as the Montegrappa Pirates watch. This is the third and so far most accessibly priced in what has become a series from the Italian pen-maker. The Montegrappa Pirates watch case is crammed with almost comically familiar pirate ...

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