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Madison Avenue Watch Week

Madison Avenue Watch Week

Ever watch reality TV shows like “Naked and Afraid” or “Alaskan Bush People” ? Our modern lives are so disconnected from the natural world that it’s fascinating to drop all traces of our technology laden cushy lives to see how a butt-naked couple survives 2 weeks on bugs and berries. Granted there is the safety...

Stunning Time Pieces from Cartier

Stunning Time Pieces from Cartier

Just back from Geneva where the uber-elite watch releases for 2014 are presented to press and buyers. One of the highlights, Cartier. I sat at the elegant “booth” while white  gloved French experts presented artful time machines to wide-eyed magazine editors.  There was toucans fashioned with rose petals, diamond encrusted panthers and detatchable jeweled alligators...

Year Of The Snake

Year Of The Snake

Its the year of the snake for Bulgari, the Italian jeweler, who  opened their archival vault releasing  bedazzled  serpent time pieces.  On 57th street in NYC, a massive glittering reptile clings to the facade in celebration.     What a sight!  Owning one of these pets will set you back a few years of your...

Time Pieces with Plumier touches

Time Pieces with Plumier touches

At the Basel Switzerland watch fair this year I saw some attention grabbers but feathers used as a design element?! This seemed like a totally wacky idea but turns out quite beautiful and intricate.  New York jeweler to the stars, Harry Winston, asked French Plumier, Nelly Saunier, to use her talents to create art within...

Geneva Watch Fair 2012

Geneva Watch Fair 2012

There is only one universe where complications are considered a positive attribute and that is fine watchmaking. In other areas of consumer spending, making things easier, quicker and less complicated is what you expect.  Skeleton backs, tourbillons, minute repeaters, and chronograph are all terms that are touted with pride by the brands at the Geneva...