A new dimension: Graff’s contemporary new collection

It’d be a understatement to suggest that “diamantaire extraordinaire” Laurence Graff OBE, founder and chairman of the eponymous, London-based brand which has taken the design and manufacture of jewellery and watches to dizzying heights since its founding in 1960, knows his stones: the seven-sided 187.82 carat Paragon, and the 603 carat uncut Lesotho Promise are among the significant […]

Dusk ‘Til Dawn: Zenith’s DEFY Classic Black Ceramic

“I love black,” customisation king George Bamford recent told Robb Report, “because it brings out shades of beauty. With black watches, you can see stuff like a subtle chamfer edge.” It’s a pretty safe bet that Bamford approves of what his Zenith/LVMH colleagues have pulled off with this new black addition to the Defy Classic […]

Introducing: Panerai’s inaugural London Special Edition

Last year, Panerai opened a boutique on New Bond Street. Now, the Italian brand’s affection for the British capital is asserted again with its first ever London Special Edition – a 44mm Luminor Marina 8 Days Titanio, exclusive to that city’s boutique and limited to a production run of 100 pieces. In-the-know horological buffs will […]

Porsche Design Puts More Car into Its Watches

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 […]

Jaquet Droz Unveils One-of-a-Kind Parrot Pocket Watch Repeater

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 […]

Suzanne Syz’s Latest Jewelry is Artfully Vibrant

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 […]

Montblanc’s New 1858 Collection Pays Tribute to 160 Years of Minerva Watches

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 […]

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