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The New Breed of Women’s Watches

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  No longer an afterthought, more brands are introducing ladies’ watches with dedicated mechanical movements, and some are even introducing new calibers in ladies’ timepieces, meaning men will be the ones waiting. Bulgari Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater To celebrate its 100th anniversary of jewelry watches, Bulgari combines jewelry artistry with a […]

Panerai Unveils the Anticipated L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon During a Dinner with Elite Traveler

Panerai waited for the perfect moment to unveil its L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT watch in the US, and that moment was at The St. Regis in New York on October 10, exclusively at a private dinner for the Elite Traveler audience. Upon entering a private room, spectacular centerpieces of spinning Panerai watches were on […]

Elite Traveler Celebrates Top 50 Watches for 2018

On Wednesday, October 10, Elite Traveler hosted an evening of cocktails and canapés in celebration of its Top 50 Watches list, which was featured in the September/October issue. Industry leaders, watch collectors and friends of the magazine gathered in a private room at The St. Regis in New York to mingle and sip on cocktails provided by Glenmorangie and Clase […]

Baume & Mercier Creates Automatic Baumatic

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Developing an in-house movement is a prestigious milestone for any watch brand. Throughout the years as it considered creating one, Baume & Mercier decided that if it were to make the investment, it wouldn’t be simply for the sake of having one; it would need to address some of […]

Aurel Bacs on the Romance of Vintage Watches

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Responsible for many recent record-breaking auctions, Aurel Bacs, senior consultant to Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, tells Elite Traveler why he thinks watch collecting is undergoing a Renaissance. Dear watch collectors — quo vadis? If I knew where you were going, I wouldn’t be writing these lines, […]

L’Epée 1839 Looks to the Sky for Latest Design

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. After collaborating on several wildly inventive clocks with independent Swiss watch brand MB&F — including giant spiders, robots and spaceships — venerable clockmaker L’Epée 1839 looks to the sky with its latest creation, the Hot Balloon. And it’s not just inspired by the shape of a balloon in flight; […]

Mr Porter Adds Vacheron Constantin to its Growing Luxury Watch Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Mr Porter is adding renowned watchmaker Vacheron Constantin to its roster of high-horology offerings on September 5. The online men’s retailer, mainly known for its luxury ready-to-wear, will curate 18 watches from the brand’s iconic product families, as well as feature six timepieces from the new Fiftysix collection. From this new collection, the site will offer the Fiftysix Day-Date in pink […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Moritz Grossmann Watches

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Karl Moritz Grossmann, a founder of the Glashütte watch industry in the mid-1800s, is one of the many watchmaking giants to have the rights to his name acquired and used as a brand. So you would not be out of line to wonder what makes Moritz Grossmann watches special. […]

Girard-Perregaux Adds to its Laureato Collection with Five Colorful Timepieces

By Emma Reynolds

Summer is nearly over but Girard-Perregaux wants to keep you chic for your season-ending soirées. After re-launching the Laureato design in 2017 (it was first designed in 1975 by a Milanese architect), the watch has been reimagined with various movements, colors and materials that appeal to both men and women. Its unique octagonal bezel remains the same in this ever-growing, […]

MB&F Launches Certified Pre-Owned Watch Program

By Emma Reynolds

Few watch brands have pre-owned programs, which force their loyal clients to go elsewhere to acquire secondhand watches – and while there are many reputable shops, some are not as scrupulous as MB&F’s Certified Pre-Owned program. The Swiss watch brand, founded by Maximilian Büsser in 2005, recently launched its program, a dedicated part of its website, where clients can purchase […]