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Enter the World of Luxury Through Richemont's Creative Academy
The luxury and art worlds are very desirable places to work, surrounded by fine and beautiful objects. Sure, you can study Art History or Antiquities at a traditional university. But, sitting in a classroom doesn't give you practical experience. The most valuable learning occurs when you get...
 
The Artistry of Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin Jewelry Watches
Harry Winston, Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe—all great jewelry houses. Wait a minute, did I say Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin? Aren't they top haute horlogerie watch brands? Yes, of course. But what many don't realize is that Patek Philippe and...
 
With Ladies, It Gets More Complicated
In the past few decades, ladies have been largely ignored in haute horlogerie. After the invention of quartz in the 1970′s, the prevailing "wisdom" was that women preferred the convenience of a battery-powered movement. No worry or cares about having to reset the watch and it would always be on...
 
C. Bechstein of Germany Gleams Golden with the world's most luxurious piano
C. Bechstein, one of Germany's most historic and at the same time most modern piano-makers, a company that has a list of clients including royalty, the great and the good have possibly surpassed all previous achievements by creating what can undoubtedly be classed as the world's most luxurious...
 
Quirky Watch Brand Meets Genius Watchmaker
A rather unusual specimen has come from the workshops of Romain Jerome. Called the Spacecraft, well, because it looks like one, it tells time in two dimensions. A linear retrograde hour display moves laterally on the trapeze-shaped case, while topside the black rotating disc with a red indicator...
 
Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications: Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Poetic
It was certainly the year for women's watches at SIHH, with some lovely introductions from Jaeger-LeCoultre and a dedicated collection from Vacheron Constantin. In line with celebrating the ladies, Van Cleef & Arpels came out with their own dazzling offering. In 2006, the brand first introduced...
 
We talk to New York based high end jewellery watch designer Steven Grotell.
For more than two decades, Steven Grotell has designed fine jewellery and timepieces for many of the world's most renowned luxury brands and global retailers. Long recognized as one of the watch and jewellery industry's most influential and prolific talents, Grotell also works with a loyal list...
 
MB&F HM5: On the Road to Iconic Stature?
MB&F under the stewardship of its founder Max Busser just released the 5th machine in the series appropriately named the HM5. Busser thinks that people can only remember up to 10 different watches without getting them confused, so it will be interesting to see how the naming goes once he...
 
The Pierre Arpels watch and the great man behind the myth
At Van Cleef & Arpels, each watch tells a story and the Pierre Arpels in particular is part of the Maison's watchmaking heritage, just as the rarest stones are part of the Maison's jewellery heritage. Created especially for Pierre Arpels in 1949, the watch that carries his name has become a...