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Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home. You can find her at

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Slimming Down for the Season: Ultra-Thin Watches

Ultra-Thin watches: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon

Now that summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner, now is a good time to swap out those colorful water-ready timepieces for something more restrained. Step into the world of ultra-thin watches, where mastery is measured in how few millimeters a case height reaches. From a simpler time and date version to a complex tourbillon and a few surprises in between, here are four incredible ultra-thin watches to show us how it’s done. READ MORE

Current Luxury Watches Take On The Classic Two-Two Colorway

Zenith Defy Classic Two Tone

By its very nature, fads come and go and the watch industry is has seen its fair share of them. However, the two-tone watch is one that has transcended trend-status to become a bona fide classic style. From old-world heritage brands to cutting-edge niche brands, just about every watchmaker has dipped their toes into the two-tone look—and sometimes in surprising ways. Here are four examples of current luxury watches taking on the classic two-tone colorway. READ MORE

Clear As Day: When Watches Reveal All With Sapphire Cases

Sapphire Cases: Jacob & Co. Astronomia Flawless

While gold, steel, and platinum are mainstay metals for watch cases, modern watchmaking has welcomed plenty of other materials in recent years. From bronze to titanium to ceramic and more, offering familiar models in new materials has been a popular approach of many brands looking to offer fresh iterations of old favorites. And it doesn’t get fresher than a crystal clear case in full sapphire—a material once reserved as the glass protecting the dial or movement. Feast your eyes on four extraordinary examples of watches with sapphire cases. READ MORE

Right On Schedule: Excellent Perpetual Calendars Released in 2019

Montblanc Heritage Perpetual Calendar

The perpetual calendar complication has been around for several centuries and it is still going strong. In fact, most of the best luxury watch brands have perpetual calendar watches within their current collections and continuously offer new iterations. It’s easy to see the appeal of perpetual calendar timepieces; not only are they high-complication watches that flaunt the mechanical mastery of brands that make them but they also offer real-life practicality. READ MORE

A Fleet of Auto-Inspired Watches In Honor of Monterey Car Week

Auto-Inspired Watches: Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren

For anyone who is into cars, today marks the start of one of the most exciting periods of the year in the automotive space: Monterey Car Week! It’s well established that a passion for high-end cars and fine timepieces often overlap, and the luxury watch industry habitually draws inspiration from the auto industry. So in honor of Monterey Car Week, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite auto-inspired watches from some of the world’s top timepiece brands. READ MORE

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