Looking at details on the new Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS, it is clear that Porsche Design watches have crossed a certain threshold. The watch takes the exact metallic paint from the car along with cues in its Alcantara strap and winding rotor, which is configured like the car’s magnesium wheels. The £8,000 watch is also highly exclusive, being […]
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Jaquet Droz has a storied history of creating automata, the ancient and technically difficult technique of creating lifelike scenes through moving mechanical devices—the precursors to modern androids. Today we have everything from iPhones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to rendered real-life experiences through technical innovation, which means the art of automata is typically seen behind museum […]
Jewellery which once belonged to France’s last Queen, Marie Antoinette, will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in November. The collection includes gems which were smuggled out of France in 1791 during the Revolution. While preparing for her family’s escape from France, the royal wrapped her precious jewels and shipped them to Brussels, before they were […]
Suzanne Syz is best known for crafting bold pieces made with ultra-colourful, candy-like gems, and often draws inspiration from her personal collection of vibrant contemporary art. In addition to owning works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, Syz can count herself as a Warhol subject—she and her young son Marc posed for Warhol’s aptly […]
Beyond the luxury writing instruments that it’s been manufacturing since the turn of the last century, Montblanc has been establishing itself in the watch business since the turn of this century: 1997. Nine years later, Montblanc acquired Minerva, a watch company specializing in mechanical movements founded in 1858 in Villeret in the Swiss Jura. The acquisition allowed Montblanc to try its hand […]
Canada’s Gahcho Kué mine has unearthed its largest diamond yet, a 95.31-carat white octahedron. The 1,200 hectare mine, which is co-operated by De Beers and Mountain Province Diamond Inc., officially opened in September 2016 and commenced commercial production in March of last year. This latest discovery is the fourth largest stone to come out of Gahcho Kué. Last year […]
HYT has a message. In an exclusive interview with CEO Gregory Dourde, Robb Report US learned the company is currently working on the design of a new H20 timepiece – a watch that will marry the sapphire-domed aesthetic of the original, released earlier this year, with some of the traditional aesthetics of the brand’s H2 Tradition timepiece. “On the new timepiece […]