Shopping & Lifestyle

Welcome to Elite Traveler’s Shopping and Lifestyle page. Get the latest news on luxury watches, jewelry and fashion.

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

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, panic might be setting in for those last minute gift givers. Thankfully, one of Elite Traveler’s favorite luxury consignment websites, TrueFacet, has a concierge service that eliminates all of the worry and hassle of shopping for jewelry or watches. Tell your personal concierge what you are looking for and they will scour […]


Watches: Monkey business

Chopard is releasing a series of watches depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac calendar. The launch coincides with the Chinese New Year on February 8, which marks the beginning of the year of the monkey. For its first watch in the series, a special limited edition of the L.U.C XP, Chopard commissioned two Japanese masters in the art of Urushi lacquer, Kilchiro Masumura and Minori Koizumi […]

Story 1_2

Timeless, Perpetual Romance: Valentine’s Day Gifts from BOVET

On St. Valentine’s Day, the gift of a BOVET timepiece eloquently represents the timeless depth of romance. The sweeping hands mark each second, moment, and hour with steadfast movement, and the intricate heart of each BOVET timepiece reveals infinite, passionately crafted details that make it a fitting symbol of enduring love. For Her, BOVET Presents Recital 11 “Miss Alexandra” The […]


Winners of Watchstars Award Announced

The winners of the 2015-2016 Watchstars Awards have been selected. For the second year in a row, an international panel of experts chose the best watches of the world to honor with these independent annual awards. The expert panel, which consists of more than 70 international watch experts, nominated timepieces in five primary categories. Following this, the experts voted their […]


The New Dials

Blue dials are a trend that seems to be gaining market share each year and almost every watchmaker presented at least one in their latest collection. H. Moser & Cie, the family-owned Swiss business, produces just 1,000 timepieces a year, each one designed and created with in-house movements. This 18-karat white gold, electric blue Endeavour Perpetual Calendar ($60,000, Harrods) makes a strong statement. […]

The New Dials 1