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Will Grice

Will Grice

Since starting out in journalism Will has written for a number of luxury titles including the likes of GQ, Esquire and Disegno, as well as a number of national newspapers such as The Independent, Metro and New York Post. He now works as Elite Traveler's Online Editor and spends far too long on the internet.

Moët & Chandon Launch Collaboration With Virgil Abloh

By Will Grice

The legendary Champagne brand Moët & Chandon has just teased a look at their first-of-its-kind collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton. In classic Abloh fashion the collaboration was named MOËT & CHANDON c/o VIRGIL ABLOH™, a nod to the stylings of his previous collaborations with the likes of Nike and Rimowa. Over the last 12 months […]

The Most Opulent Watches of 2018

This year marks the second edition of Elite Traveler’s Top 50 Watches. This year our resident watch expert Roberta Naas has handpicked 50 watches across 10 different categories including Astrology, Chronographs, Haute Joaillerie, Innovation, Land and Sea, Multi-Timers, Repeaters and Sonniers, Tourbillons, Ladies’ Tourbillons and Ultra-Thins. With over 30 years of experience covering timepieces, Naas is the author of six books on the subject and […]

BOVET 1822 RÉCITAL 22 GRAND RÉCITAL

The third in an important trilogy of astronomical watches, the newest Bovet 1822 watch was several years in the making and holds an incredible five patents. The independent Swiss watch brand delivers a complete working tellurium orrery — a real-time mechanical rendition of the Earth, the moon and the sun. It also has a patented, raised double-sided tourbillon; hand-painted topographical […]

OFFICINE PANERAI L’ASTRONOMO LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON MOON PHASES EQUATION OF TIME GMT

If you haven’t figured it out already, the name of Panerai’s first-ever moonphase watch says it all — except for the complexity of building it. The L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT watch will be built on a made-to-order basis, allowing its master watchmakers to personalize the geographic coordinates selected by the buyer. The watch pays […]

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS LADY ARPELS PLANÉTARIUM

Extremely complicated watches designed expressly for women can be rare in the watch world, making the new Lady Arpels Planétarium even more spectacular. Inspired by the more complex Midnight Planétarium for men, these watches bring miniature mechanical planetariums to the wrist. The module for this automatic movement was the result of a collaboration with renowned master watchmaker Christiaan van der […]

LOUIS VUITTON TAMBOUR MOON MYSTÉRIEUSE FLYING TOURBILLON

In Louis Vuitton’s latest high complication, a mysterious movement is arranged in a vertical line and features a one-minute flying tourbillon escapement. An intricate system of sapphire crystals in the manual-winding LV 110 movement enables the optical illusion, making it look like the movement floats in space with hands levitating above. The Monogram flower at 12 o’clock conceals a co-axial […]

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK RD#2

This year, Audemars Piguet once again went above and beyond and unveiled its second significant concept watch: the Royal Oak RD#2 perpetual calendar ultra-thin concept watch. Aptly named, the new self-winding caliber 5133 took five years to develop and combines two important complications. In addition to measuring just 2.89mm in thickness, the 256-part caliber boasts a perpetual calendar with day, […]

TAG HEUER CARRERA “TÊTE DE VIPÈRE” CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON CHRONOMETER

In celebration of 55 years of its famed Carrera watch, TAG Heuer unveils a limited-edition chronograph that combines the chronograph tracking function with the brand’s tourbillon escapement. Crafted in a midnight blue ceramic 45mm case with ceramic bezel, the new Carrera timepiece features a tachymeter scale for measuring speeds and a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Even the movement, […]

GREUBEL FORSEY DIFFÉRENTIEL D’ÉGALITÉ

Following years of research and development, Greubel Forsey unveils its fifth Fundamental Invention: the Différentiel d’Égalité. The hand-wound watch features regulated driving force — steady distribution of power from the mainspring barrel — for enhanced precision throughout the 60 hours of power reserve. The spherical timepiece has an inclined fixed escapement (at a 30-degree angle) made of 71 parts that […]

FP JOURNE CHRONOGRAPHE MONOPOUSSOIR RATTRAPANTE

For the 2017 Only Watch Charity Auction, FP Journe donated a monopusher split-seconds chronograph with a new movement and a blue dial, which sold for more than $1m. Per Only Watch’s requirements, the timepiece was one of a kind. However, it inspired Journe to create an all-new series, and this year, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante debuts as part of the […]