3/1/2018 / In Timepieces
One hundred and fifty years ago, Boston watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones established the International Watch Company. In 2018, IWC is still the only Swiss watch brand founded by an American. To celebrate a century and a half of watchmaking, IWC is breaking from its usual tradition of releasing a family of watches and is instead releasing a special Jubilee Collection.
2/22/2018 / In Timepieces
Panerai has a habit of making a splash at January’s SIHH watch show year after year. In 2016, they unveiled the Lo Scienziato, a 3D printed skeletonized timepiece. In 2017, they introduced LAB-ID, a nanotube carbon dial which absorbs the light and reduces the reflection level to a minimum. And this year is no exception - meet the Panerai L'Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT.
2/6/2018 / In Timepieces
Think of watch movements like engines in cars. The engine takes in fuel (in this case a movement absorbs energy from motion or a battery) and makes the pistons fire, starting the engine and making the car move, and when you have a watch with an in-house movement, you have a timepiece built to outperform the Bugatti Veyron of timepieces.
1/23/2018 / In Timepieces
The change of years marks memories, the passage of time, and the start of something new. With this intention, the 28th edition of SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) took place last week, setting the tone for trends and advancements in watchmaking across the globe. Exhibited at SIHH this year were two new pieces from heavyweight Vacheron Constantin.