Archive for: July, 2015

Breit-Bling: Breitling Chronomat 01 Diamondworks Watch

Breit-Bling: Breitling Chronomat 01 Diamondworks Watch

It used to be that watch brands like Breitling didn’t offer highly diamond decorated watches direct out of the manufacture. Something about professional aviator watches studded with 4 carats of diamonds that didn’t seem to be marketable. It wasn’t until Swiss watch makers noticed a booming aftermarket watch ‘enhancement’ industry that they decided to offer jewelry pieces direct to watch buyers themselves. Calling watches such as this Diamondworks version of the Breitling Chronomat 01 watch a jewelry piece isn’t quite accurate in my opinion. Jewelry watches are typically designed to be aesthetic timepieces meant to showcase (hopefully) elegant designs and READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: H. Moser & Cie Moser Perpetual Moon Watch

Haute Timepieces: H. Moser & Cie Moser Perpetual Moon Watch

Many watch lovers are infatuated with the curious complication known as the moon phase indicator. Quite self-explanatory, the indicator serves shows what phase the moon is in as it cycles from orb in the sky to mere sliver of light. Eons of sentient humans and human ancestors have gazed in wonder at the coming and goings of our sky’s biggest attraction. The mythology surrounding the moon, as well as the actual physical effects it has on the Earth (such as creating tides) has made it a fascinating and sometimes important thing to track. Moon phase indicators became popular on large READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Ulysse Nardin Caprice Tiger Watch

Haute Timepieces: Ulysse Nardin Caprice Tiger Watch

For thousands of years beautiful jewelry has been enhanced with, or modeled after, animals. A feline fetish exists in the watch world, especially when it comes to haute joaillerie. Cats, big and small, timid and wild, have found a place on luxury timepieces. Frequently featured on women’s pieces, cats are often considered to compliment femininity. In the watch world, a panther, for example, is often synonymous with Cartier. Ulysse Nardin brings a new homage to the beautiful tiger with their Caprice Tiger watch. The case in 18-karat white gold is 34-mm wide in a square cushion shape, which serves to READ MORE

Haute Timepieces: Bedat & Co. Number 8 Watch

Haute Timepieces: Bedat & Co. Number 8 Watch

Bedat & Co., the timepiece company with a tumultuous history, has recently begun anew. One of its former distributors picked up the rights to the fumbling company, uplifted the brand’s spirits, and has released exciting new pieces. And with new energy comes new opportunities. Competing brand Cartier, has recently been pulling its goods out of third-party retail locations en masse recently—in favor of brand owned boutique stores, as well as its online boutique. With Cartier-sized holes open in various shops, jewelers and high-end watch retailers have been looking to Bedat & Co. to fill the wounds. Bedat & Co. is READ MORE

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