Elite Traveler Watch Guide 2013/2014

Elite Traveler Watch Guide 2013/14

WATCH GLOSSARY

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

What makes a chronograph flyback versus split-second? And a chronograph different from a chronometer? Keep your timepiece terms straight with this helpful guide.

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TOP TRENDS OF 2013

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

From rich chocolate dials to watches never stumped by a new time zone, the trends of the year—whether purely aesthetic or practical—have lasting appeal.

BEST LAUNCHES OF 2013

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Our selection of the year’s most impressive horological releases spans old-school elegance to futuristic concepts—and everything in between.

FUTURE SHOCK: STAYING ON THE CUTTING EDGE IN THE ANCIENT ART OF WATCHMAKING

BY JACK FORSTER

Nothing new under the sun? Hardly. Ever innovative and industrious, watchmakers can count 2013 as a banner year for record-breakers and world firsts.

MINIATURE MARVELS: SCALING DOWN ART & CRAFT

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Meet six of the watch industry’s master artisans, men and women who’ve taken their talents to a tiny scale, while infusing age-old traditions with new life.

Q&A: A FINE VINTAGE

SAHAR KHAN INTERVIEWS SAORI OMURA

Watch value doesn’t always appreciate with age. Watch expert Saori Omura guides sellers on what they should know before placing a timepiece under the gavel.

PUERTO RICO’S TOP SUITES

BY TOVA SYROWICZ

From big to boutique, city to sand, Puerto Rico’s hotels rival the best of the Caribbean, their star accommodations a testimony to the island’s luxe revival.

TOP TIMEKEEPERS

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Get an insider’s look at some of haute horology’s most prestigious brands, and their most coveted creations.

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