Watches

The Magic of Sunstone Makes Jaquet Droz Timepieces Sparkle

The place is Murano. The time: the dawn of the 17th century. Just a short distance from Venice, the new European capital of art and pleasure, an artisan glass-maker accidentally lets some tiny shards of metal slip into the vitreous […]

Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition Honors Heritage and Excellence

Ermenegildo Zegna reminds us once again that eternal values in our rapidly changing and increasingly impermanent world are to be cherished. Five years have passed since in 2010, the year of Zegna’s centenary, two long established family companies, Ermenegildo Zegna […]

DeWitt Unveils Academia Grand Tourbillon Watch

DeWitt is unveiling its latest technical innovation, the Academia Grand Tourbillon watch, a limited edition of 99 pieces, entirely conceived and assembled at the DeWitt Manufacture by its own master watchmakers. This new Academia creation houses the calibre DW 8030, […]

Patravi ScubaTec: Adventure with Style

Carl F. Bucherer positions the successful Patravi ScubaTec diver’s watch in a new dimension: the sporty, eye-catching case is now available in gleaming rose gold, a combination that radiates style and dynamism. Launched as part of the Patravi collection in […]

BOVET Introduces Amadeo Convertible Case Concept

At its annual Salon in 2010, BOVET 1822 caused a sensation by unveiling the Amadeo® convertible case concept. This ingenious system enables a BOVET timepiece to be transformed from a wristwatch to a pocket watch, a pendant watch, a reversed […]

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Making Light and Money from the Swiss Currency Crisis

Yvan Arpa may best known for using salvaged steel and coal from the RMS Titantic to launch a tribute watch when he was CEO of Romain Jerome. He also produced a tourbillon watch, a complication designed to improve accuracy of […]

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An Open Letter To The President Of The Swiss National Bank…

Over the 14 years we have been publishing Elite Traveler I have come to admire the craft of making watches and the passionate people involved in it.  Yesterday’s news that the Swiss National Bank released the Swiss Franc against outside currencies […]

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Limited Time By Elizabeth Doerr

Two traditional brands have released extremely limited editions of uniquely artistic timepieces. What clues are there in these latest artisan offerings from Hermès and Vacheron Constantin as to the future direction of haute horology? HERMÈS ARCEAU MILLEFIORI When you look at the dial of the Hermès […]

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