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20 Years of Parmigiani Fleurier

By Kristen Shirley This article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Elite Traveler. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier has released a special timepiece that holds a secret and celebrates its heritage. When the company launched in 1996, Parmigiani created only table clocks and unique pieces for collectors. In 1999, the first watch was released, the Kalpa Hebdomadaire, […]


Bulgari: Striving for Super-Slim Elegance

This article first appeared in our September/October 2016 issue. The ultra-thin watchmaking market is highly competitive; records are set by shaving off hundredths of a millimeter. And Bulgari excites the watch world with its brilliance in this area. Last year, Bulgari set a record for the world’s thinnest tourbillon, and this year shattered the record for the world’s thinnest minute […]


Zenith and Land Rover Form Iconic Partnership

By Zahra Al-Kateb Swiss watch makers Zenith and iconic British car manufacturer Land Rover have come together in a joint venture to launch El Primero Range Rover Special Edition. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the El Primero Range Rover chronograph watch pays tribute to the first luxury SUV with the brushed dial bearing the inscription “Zenith Range Rover”. Featuring a […]


WatchTime New York

By Kristen Shirley This weekend, WatchTime New York hosts its second annual event for luxury watches at Gotham Hall in New York City. The two-day event is full of events for both timepiece enthusiasts and industry experts, and will feature many new watches making their American debut. It is a great occasion to meet executives at the manufacturers and to […]

The scene at WatchTime New York 2015

Emmanuel Bouchet’s Complication One

By Kristen Shirley Having spent his career creating significant timepieces for some of watchmaking’s best-known brands, including designing Harry Winston’s Opus 12, Emmanuel Bouchet recently launched his eponymous brand with one timepiece. And when it’s this special, one is enough, at least for now. It takes just a quick look to realize that this is a special timepiece. Visually stunning, […]


Carl F. Bucherer – Savoir-Faire Since 1888

By Kristen Shirley Founded in 1888, independent Swiss watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer designs and produces all of its timepieces at its workshop in Lucerne. One of the few watchmakers that has mastered a peripheral rotor, and showcases it in a new movement family for 2016, it has both technically impressive watches and beautiful gem-set jewelry watches. Manero Peripheral The new CFB A2000 family debuts in the Manero Peripheral. The A2050 automatic […]


World Time Watches from Patek Philippe and Andersen Genève

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016 By Kristen Shirley In the early 1930s, Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier created a mechanism that displayed all 24 time zones on a watch dial. His invention has been used to beautiful, and useful, effect by watchmakers ever since. Patek Philippe is widely credited with taking Cottier’s invention and creating the first […]


Around the World: Paying Homage to the Traveler

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. By Kristen Shirley This year, Vacheron Constantin pays homage to the traveler with a reinvented Overseas collection that contains perhaps the ultimate timepiece for a 21st century globetrotter, a new world timer Vacheron Constantin has been serving the needs of travelers since the late 19th century, so it is no surprise […]


Harry Winston Launches Exclusive Timepieces To Benefit amFAR

By Kristen Shirley Here at Elite Traveler, we love a good watch collaboration. What we love even more is one as charitable and inspiring as Harry Winston’s limited edition Countdown To A Cure timepieces. Designed exclusively for amFAR, sales benefit amFAR’s efforts to develop the scientific basis of a cure for HIV. Limited to 40 pieces, 20 men’s and 20 […]

Harry Winston Countdown to a Cure Timepiece - Mens