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Wilhelm Schmid on German Precision and Craftsmanship

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With seven years behind him at the helm of sophisticated and technically advanced A Lange & Söhne, Wilhelm Schmid lets passion drive him as he propels this German watch brand to new heights. Recently he shared his thoughts with Elite Traveler’s Roberta Naas on why this small brand has […]

Maximilian Büsser on Surrounding Himself with Good People

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. An engineer by trade,Maximilian Büsser, known as Max, is the founder of one of the most futuristic and highly technical independent watch brands in the world: MB&F. The acronym stands for Max Büsser and Friends, because, as he tells Roberta Naas, he could not have developed his loyal following […]

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 […]

Paul Newman’s Rolex Sells For Record $17.8 Million

By Will Grice

Paul Newman’s iconic Rolex Daytona sold for a grand total of $17.8 million at a Phillips auction last night. The price is the highest paid for any wristwatch sold at auction, and cements the ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona’s place as one of the most desirable watches of all time.  Officially called the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, the ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona is […]

A New Moonphase for Rolex

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. For its first moonphase complication since the 1950s, Rolex introduces its most elegant Cellini watch to date. We love Rolex’s dressier collection, Cellini, that was reintroduced in 2014. The timepieces have graceful 39mm cases with a domed and fluted double bezel. The new 18K Everose gold Cellini […]

Jean-Claude Biver on Steering Swiss Watch Brands with Passion

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. A true visionary in the watch world, a sought-after speaker on global economic and business conference circuits, and the leader of three top Swiss watch brands, Jean-Claude Biver tirelessly pursues—and regularly achieves success,writes Roberta Naas. At 68 years old, Jean-Claude Biver has built an impressive legacy in the […]

Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers Special Order

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. In 18th century Geneva, watchmakers were called cabinotiers and their achievements represented the pinnacle of watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers continues that grand tradition of Swiss watchmaking with its bespoke division. Here, there are no catalogs, no reproductions and no limits. Each commission is based […]

Horological Machine: No.7 – Aquapod

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Through his creations,Maximilian Büsser (of Maximilian Büsser & Friends, or MB&F) has explored robots, outer space, spiders and the automotive world. It’s only natural that he would turn his gaze to the intriguing depths of the ocean.What’s perhaps not as natural is how difficult this […]

Brand Profile: H Moser & Cie

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. H Moser & Cie has never been shy about making a statement – for example, confronting the smartwatch with a mechanical “anti-Apple Watch.” This year, in an elegant protest against the newly loosened regulations of the “Swiss made” label, the company has removed the term […]

Roberta Naas on Chiming Time

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The big trend to emerge from the exclusive Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Geneva’s annual watch exhibition, is chiming watches. Featuring several hundred moving parts, these timepieces are true works of art. Recently, we attended the 27th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. […]