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Watch Out: A New Way To ‘Buy’ Luxury Timepieces

Randy Brandoff was a key member of the founding team at MarquisJet, a company that revolutionized how elite travelers buy time on private jets. Partnering in 2001 with Warren Buffett owned NetJets, MarquisJet bought fractional shares then resold them in 25 hour increments, prepaid debit cards that enabled consumers to reserve time on the NetJets fleet without having to get […]

Jeremy Oster, Founder, Oster Jewelers

By Caroline Kallman Joffe A dynamic couple, Jeremy and Melissa Oster are the driving force behind Denver, Colorado’s intimate watch and jewelry boutique, Oster Jewelers. Opening just over a decade ago, Oster Jewelers’ salon is elegant and inviting, utilizing streaming sunlight to highlight its exceptional inventory of timepieces and jewels. In doing so, the space conveys a redefined image of […]

Holiday Trend: Carl F. Bucherer’s Floral Fancy

With the Alacria RoyalRose, Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has created a timepiece that skillfully combines elegance with symbolic power. Framed by the typical case shape of the Alacria range, the dial shimmers forth from a mass of entwining flowers. Made from finest quality materials, this is a watch that brings time itself into bloom. In its elegance and […]

Basel Show Report: Mid-Week Highlights

By Mike Espindle The haute horologie brand Maitres du Temps’ stunning Chapter Three timepiece, which has a secret user-activated reveal window at 12 o’clock, now gets a few more color options for the discerning watch collector to ponder. A silver or charcoal face now adds to the enviable options. www.maitresdutemps.com The always distinctive look of a DeBethune timepiece is unmistakable. […]

Girard Perregaux's Constant Theory

By Mike Espindle With at least five years of careful development to bring to the market, the new constant escapement function from Girard Perregaux is nothing short of a first-of-its-kind. An escapement transfers power from a watch’s main spring barrel to the balance wheel that determines the rhythm of how a watch actually tells time. In a normal escapement, that […]

Girard Perregaux’s Constant Theory

By Mike Espindle With at least five years of careful development to bring to the market, the new constant escapement function from Girard Perregaux is nothing short of a first-of-its-kind. An escapement transfers power from a watch’s main spring barrel to the balance wheel that determines the rhythm of how a watch actually tells time. In a normal escapement, that […]

Baselworld: Graham's Planetary Pull

By Mike Espindle In 1713 watchmaker George Graham was commissioned to create a moving planetary model based on a clockwork mechanism by the Earl of Orrery. Since then such animated astronomical models have been referred to as “Orrerys.” Skip ahead 300 years, to present day Basel: Graham Watches founder and CEO Eric Loth has been able to realize a 20-year […]

Baselworld: Graham’s Planetary Pull

By Mike Espindle In 1713 watchmaker George Graham was commissioned to create a moving planetary model based on a clockwork mechanism by the Earl of Orrery. Since then such animated astronomical models have been referred to as “Orrerys.” Skip ahead 300 years, to present day Basel: Graham Watches founder and CEO Eric Loth has been able to realize a 20-year […]

Setting Records in Business and Speed

  Recently the website WatchPro recognized Zenith for its “rags to riches” comeback. Longtime watch executive Jean-Frederic Dufour is piloting the success story, and frankly ‘pilot’ is a phrase that the Le Locle based manufacture is using quite a bit these days. On the preview day before today’s official opening of Baselworld 2013 the CEO invited the press for a […]

LOUIS MOINET

MASTERS OF EXCEPTIONAL HOROLOGY Located in Saint-Blaise, Switzerland, the independent watch brand Louis Moinet specializes in the creation of high-end timepieces underpinned by the philosophy of limited-edition mechanical art, often featuring exotic materials and innovative technology. Under the guidance of founder, CEO and creative director Jean-Marie Schaller, the brand is inspired by the passion and inventiveness of master watchmaker Louis […]

Louis Moinet