Archive for: July, 2015

Haute Timepieces: IWC Portuguese Grande Complication Watch

Haute Timepieces: IWC Portuguese Grande Complication Watch

Unmistakable to watch lovers, the Portuguese Grande Complication by IWC could be assumed as boring to those who don’t know better. The brand’s classic watch, crafted distinctly for the man’s man, gets a new flagship model with a highly regarded manufacture movement, and an added helping of durability that many competing watches can’t match. The title of “Grande Complication” is more than hyperbole in the watch world. It has a specific meaning that requires timepieces with this term to have a certain level of features or “complications.” IWC has given its newest Grande Complication watch a modern feel while retaining READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Fall in Love with Van Cleef & Arpels’ Pont des Amoureux

Haute Timepieces: Fall in Love with Van Cleef & Arpels’ Pont des Amoureux

The actual Pont des Amoureux is a French bridge going over the Thiou River in Annecy, a town also known as the Venice of France. The fabled bridge earned a reputation throughout the years as a rendezvous place for couples in love. This romantic concept has been applied to a poetic watch whose maker also carries a rich French legacy. Van Cleef & Arpels coined the phrase “poetic complication” and recently presented luxury lovers with a unique form of horology that perfectly demonstrates the poetry of its name. Instead of focusing on utility, these complications are whimsical and meant to READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Openworked Watch

Haute Timepieces: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Openworked Watch

Luxury watch movement decoration is an area of expertise that the Europeans will almost always be able to claim as their own. The finishing and décor process in regards to high-end timepieces is painstakingly long and quite inefficient in our world of modern day technologies. A skilled technician works almost entirely under a microscope for countless hours using tiny tools to polish and engrave the metal that makes up the hundreds of parts of watch movements. Those hundreds of parts are individually attended to with over-the-top care and precision. The watchmaker, movement finisher, and engraver are a rare type of READ MORE

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