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Cartier in Motion opens at London Design Museum

By Lauren Jade Hill This week the Cartier showcase, Cartier in Motion, is set to open at the Design Museum, London. Curated by accomplished architect Norman Foster—the designer behind landmark structures such as the Millennium Tower and the Gherkin—and director of the Design Museum Deyan Sudjic, the exhibition promises to provide an insight into the evolution of this iconic brand. […]

Brand Profile: Girard-Perregaux

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The venerable Swiss watch brand based in La Chaux-de-Fonds recently celebrated its 225th anniversary and today produces some of the industry’s most exciting timepieces, some using antiques as inspiration. While it works with the latest technology in developing movements, it continues to use traditional methods […]

Patek Philippe Announces US Historic Room in NY

By Olivia Cuccaro As the US approaches 241 years of independence this July, Patek Philippe will showcase the nation’s history through timepieces. The Swiss watchmaker has curated a collection of important timepieces from famous US collectors to be displayed at The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York this summer. Beginning July 13, the US Historic Room will be one […]

Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers Special Order

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. In 18th century Geneva, watchmakers were called cabinotiers and their achievements represented the pinnacle of watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers continues that grand tradition of Swiss watchmaking with its bespoke division. Here, there are no catalogs, no reproductions and no limits. Each commission is based […]

Horological Machine: No.7 – Aquapod

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Through his creations,Maximilian Büsser (of Maximilian Büsser & Friends, or MB&F) has explored robots, outer space, spiders and the automotive world. It’s only natural that he would turn his gaze to the intriguing depths of the ocean.What’s perhaps not as natural is how difficult this […]

Brand Profile: H Moser & Cie

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. H Moser & Cie has never been shy about making a statement – for example, confronting the smartwatch with a mechanical “anti-Apple Watch.” This year, in an elegant protest against the newly loosened regulations of the “Swiss made” label, the company has removed the term […]

Roberta Naas on Chiming Time

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The big trend to emerge from the exclusive Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Geneva’s annual watch exhibition, is chiming watches. Featuring several hundred moving parts, these timepieces are true works of art. Recently, we attended the 27th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. […]

Watches: A High-Tech Royal Oak

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. At this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, Audemars Piguet released a watch that had everyone buzzing: a black-ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. Converting Gérald Genta’s iconic design to ceramic was not an easy task. It took more than 600 hours of research alone to […]

An Extraordinary Collaboration: The Macallan and URWERK

It’s not often a Scotch whisky maker embarks on a collaborative project with a luxury watchmaker, but this is exactly the journey The Macallan has set out on by partnering up with Swiss watchmaker URWERK. This latest collaboration taken on by the whisky specialists has resulted in the creation of The Macallan x URWERK Flask, which has been visualized and […]

The Macallan x URWERK

Interview: Thierry Stern on His Family Legacy

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Patek Philippe has been crafting timepieces to the most exacting standards of excellence since 1839. Roberta Naas talks to Thierry Stern, the fourth generation of the family to run the business. Thierry Stern, president of Patek Philippe, has a tall order to fill. As head of one of […]




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