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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 […]

The 60th Anniversary of Piaget’s Altiplano

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. When Piaget introduced its ultra-thin self-winding movement in 1957, it was revolutionary. Since then, the brand has established itself at the forefront of ultra-thin timepieces, breaking many records and consistently striving to be even thinner. To celebrate the iconic Altiplano’s 60th anniversary, Piaget has created […]

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 […]