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A Closer Look at Grönefeld

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With familial roots in watchmaking that date back to 1912, the Grönefeld brothers, Bart and Tim, seem to be destined for horology. Before launching their own brand in the Netherlands with a tourbillon minute repeater, they honed their craft at technical schools, then at some of watchmaking’s most prestigious […]

The House of Harry Winston Celebrates Zurich Opening

By Lauren Hill

The revered luxury brand behind the watchmaker who was dubbed the “King of Diamonds” during his lifetime, the House of Harry Winston, has announced the opening of a new salon in Zurich. The new site sits on the city’s prestigious Bahnhofstrasse shopping mile with more than 1,570 sq ft of space to showcase the brand’s jewelry and timepiece collections including […]

The New Polaris by Jaeger-LeCoultre

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Born in 1968, the original Memovox Polaris was designed in an era of great expeditions. The Space Race was at its peak; just a decade earlier, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first man to summit Mount Everest; and the US Navy reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in […]

The Watchmakers of Bovet Switzerland

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Many watch brands claim to create in-house movements, but their definitions of in-house can vary widely. There are very few brands who manufacture nearly every component themselves, down to balance springs, and their technology is fiercely guarded. Elite Traveler headed to Switzerland to visit Bovet’s three manufactures and see […]

Roberta Naas on Regulating Time

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Once revered as the only way to truly know the time at a glance, regulator clocks have transformed into regulator watches. Difficult to make and quite uncommon, a regulator wristwatch offers an unusual take on time. Built today by just a handful of top watch brands, regulator watches stand […]

Hublot and JetSmarter Launch Limited-Edition Timepiece

By Lauren Hill

JetSmarter may be the world’s largest private aviation community, but that hasn’t diminished its exclusivity. This prestige is evident through its latest collaboration. This week JetSmarter announced its new partnership with the Swiss watchmaker Hublot in which the two brands are releasing a limited-edition timepiece that will be made exclusively available to JetSmarter members. The community’s members can now apply […]

Watches & Wonders Takes Over Miami Design District

By Olivia Cuccaro

This past weekend, Miami was a hotspot for three of our favorite things here at Elite Traveler: watches, cars and yachts. In partnership with Miami Design District Associates (MDDA), the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) debuted Watches & Wonders, the inaugural stateside event joining 21 of the world’s leading timepiece manufacturers, alongside the Miami Design District Concours and the […]

Marking the 10th Anniversary of Ateliers deMonaco

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ateliers deMonaco, whose launch was the culmination of Fredérique Constant head watchmaker Pim Koeslag and CEO Peter Stas’s lifelong dream of creating a minute repeater. The brand focuses exclusively on high horology, blending Monaco’s enduring glamour with Swiss precision. In 10 short […]

Elvis Presley’s Omega To Go Up For Auction

World-renowned auction house Phillips is set to sell of Elvis Presley’s personal Omega at the upcoming Geneva Watch Auction taking place between the 12th and 13th of May.  The watch was gifted to the rock and roll icon by RCA Records to commemorate him selling 75 million records. It is widely believed Presley was the first musician in history to […]

A Modern Ode: The FB 1.4 Chronometer

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. A modern ode to a revered 18th-century watchmaker who created marine chronometers and was the official clockmaker to the French king and navy, Ferdinand Berthoud is a special division within Chopard. This group of watchmakers is dedicated to interpreting his works through a 21st-century lens using high-horology techniques. In […]