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At SIHH I got an opportunity to see and handle all of Laurent Ferrier’s novelties for 2019. The famed Geneva independent brand released a small but varied collection in the typical classic, simple, yet with casual feel. Read more…

At SIHH in Geneva and Watches & Wonders in Miami Beach I got multiple opportunities to see, try on, and photograph Audemars Piguet’s bold new CODE 11.59 collection which includes 13 new references including simple, chronograph, complicated, and haute-horlogerie watches.

The social web has not been very kind, however, the watches are selling well and the blogosphere has been ambivalent. However, as you know, many of these criticisms are from folks who are judging on photographs or hearsay. What are the opinions of someone who had a chance to see all of the collection? And even try some on?

Read more for what I believe is a critical and fair first look…

At SIHH in Geneva in January, I got a chance to see and try on (for a few minutes) the novelties from one of my favorite brands: A. Lange & Söhne. Read more

The watches and style from select watch media and patron who attended Watches & Wonders in Miami Beach, FL

At Geneva Days during SIHH, TAG Heuer showed me the new version of their Carrera Tourbillon watch sporting bold new look with a brand new hairspring made of carbon and nanotubes. Read more

In Geneva in January Max Büsser shows me two novelties. One he designed and one he did not. In the tradition of MB&F, they are both insanely cool and out of this world. Read more

Zenith is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its famous El Primero movement. During Geneva Days the innovative brand gave a sneak peek at their novelties. Read more

A highlight at each watch fair is to meet with the horological brothers. This time Bart and Tim Grönefeld show me their first automatic watch. Read more

Bovet 1822 made its debut at the SIHH 2019 showing a collection of haute horlogerie timepieces that are as poetic and they are technical. Read more

At ArtBasel 2018 in Miami Beach, Audemars Piguet sponsored a second artist: Davide Quayola. This is the second collaboration with the artist. And this time he created a movie that AP played at their booth in the VIP lounge at the main ArtBasel fairground.

I got a chance to briefly interview Quayola about his mystical movie that interplays sound and layers of computer graphics on top of a landscape birds eye view of the Valée the Joux.

Read more to to understand what Quayola’s methods are, what he’s trying to accomplish, and what AP gets out of it.

The French luxury brand Cartier is a design powerhouse; regularly releasing new, stylish, attractive, and cool watch designs. Some of these designs have staying power. The model I review here was released for its 100th anniversary. It’s my favorite. Read more

During ArtBasel in Miami Beach in December 2018, I got an opportunity to visit Parmigiani Fleurier’s only US store at the Miami Design District where I got to meet and chat with artist Rafael Barrios. The Venezuelan-born sculptor created a series of pieces that are showcased at the store. They are 3D art that have different views, sometimes looking like levitating stacked objects, depending on the angle you look at them. They reminded me of how Parmigiani’s watches also require different views and angles and knowledge to appreciate the craftsmanship and the high-level of expertise that goes into each. Read more

At ArtBasel 2018 in Miami Beach, FL, Hublot celebrated Dozie Kanu as a young designer. I take this opportunity to recap the event and Kanu’s art, but also to discuss the brand and address the common criticism often made by its detractors. Read more

During ArtBasel 2018 in Miami Beach, FL I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Olivier Audemars, direct descendant to one of the founders of Audemars Piguet (AP). He is a deep thinker, a philosopher, and AP historian. Read more

At ArtBasel 2018 in Miami Beach, FL, Audemars Piguet sponsors the Aerocene Albedo art project which aims to find sustainable alternative lifestyles that make use of the power of the sun. Read more

What are my thoughts on owning and wearing (often) the original Oris bronzo? Find out and see tons of original photos — including developing patina for over a year. Read more

Visit to the new Sinn digs in Frankfurt am Main. See tons of live photos and brief recap at this beloved German watch brand. Read more

The Omega Speedmaster DSotM is a modern legend. It was the hottest, most talked about, watch of 2014. I’ve owned it ever since. Is it still a watch I wear? Do I still like it? What are my thoughts on this icon? Read more

I recently took a business trip over Europe and brought along with me the NOMOS Tangomat GMT. What are my thoughts on this classically-designed Bauhaus watch? Read more

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