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Technology: The Döttling Gyrowinder

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The only way to wind your watch is with a grandiose, 360-degree rotating instrument that looks as cool as the watch it winds. The Gyrowinder by Döttling, the manufacturer of bespoke luxury safes, has combined astronomical design with a rare feat of engineering—the Gyrowinder allows for […]

The Top 50 Watches of 2017 Revealed

Pushing the boundaries of horology design, the world’s most exceptional watches all exhibit heightened creativity and technological capability, reflecting the stature of the brand they’re made by. In a time when nano-technology, micro-machining and computer aided design come hand in hand with traditional craftsmanship the possibilities for new timepieces are evolving. With this in mind, the latest issue of Elite […]

Brand Profile: Franck Dubarry

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. After founding and selling Techno Marine watches, originally known for pairing diamond-set cases with plastic bands, Franck Dubarry created his eponymous company, keeping his playful and creative vision. Here, he combines French design with Swiss watchmaking, eschewing traditional design codes, which allows him to be more […]

Nayla Hayek on Guiding History into the Future

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The legendary house of Harry Winston has been known as a leader in diamonds and jewelry ever since its founding in New York City in 1932. However Roberta Naas finds, under its current ownership, this luxury brand has also carved a strong leadership position for itself in the watch […]

Roberta Naas on Vintage-Inspired Watches

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. It’s not just the world of fashion that’s plundering the past for inspiration— the latest trend in luxury watches is to embrace a vintage look, to effortlessly encapsulate timeless style. We’re all familiar with the term vintage styling, but what exactly does it mean in the world of newly […]

Louis Vuitton Unveils New Luxury Smartwatch

By Olivia Cuccaro The worlds of fashion and technology collide once again in the latest timepiece from Louis Vuitton. Devised in Paris, the watch’s Swiss-manufactured case houses technology developed in California’s Silicon Valley for a timepiece that can be used around the world. Running on an Android operating system, the Tambour Horizon wristwatch has joined the Louis Vuitton collection to […]

Introducing the Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator Chronograph

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. One of the most unexpected watches at Baselworld this year came from Porsche Design. True, a watch from Porsche Design that is inspired by a Porsche car is not usually groundbreaking, but this chronograph had everyone buzzing. The exclusive, patented and world-first chronograph movement is completely unique […]

A New Moonphase for Rolex

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. For its first moonphase complication since the 1950s, Rolex introduces its most elegant Cellini watch to date. We love Rolex’s dressier collection, Cellini, that was reintroduced in 2014. The timepieces have graceful 39mm cases with a domed and fluted double bezel. The new 18K Everose gold Cellini […]

Jean-Claude Biver on Steering Swiss Watch Brands with Passion

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. A true visionary in the watch world, a sought-after speaker on global economic and business conference circuits, and the leader of three top Swiss watch brands, Jean-Claude Biver tirelessly pursues—and regularly achieves success,writes Roberta Naas. At 68 years old, Jean-Claude Biver has built an impressive legacy in the […]

Roberta Naas on High-Tech Materials

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Timepieces have moved on from the days of only gold and steel – and the properties afforded by cutting-edge alloys nowadays leave us wondering what could possibly come next. The watch industry has come a long way from its stainless steel and 18K gold days. Mind you, those […]