Category Archives: Luxury Timepiece

Luxury Watches

Have you sat down to really think about the most expensive luxury watches from all the major brands? Why not? It’s a nice exercise in meditation and French pronunciation. Or at least the practice of picking one’s jaw up off the floor because these prices. They are bananas, but the watches, they are gorgeous. And powerful, and manufactured by luxury houses whose history spans centuries. Early watchmakers performed feats of engineering that laid the entire foundation for our modern watchmaking process- even with all of our new technology, the greatest leaps and bounds were made centuries ago in small Valle Joux Read More →

The Perfect Last Minute Valentine Gifts for Him

You guys, I am SO sorry I’ve been MIA. I caught the gnarliest bug/virus/cough/swine flu that’s been circulating. How I manage to never get sick while taking Chicago Public Transportation but get knocked on my tush as soon as I come into contact with my coworkers escapes me, but it probably has something to do with airplanes, crap food and Veuve brunches at Polo when I’m here. Anyway, with the help of over the counter cough medicine and chicken soup I’m here to help you find perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life. Whether it’s Read More →

Rolex isn’t the Only Meteorite Watch in Town

“One in a million.” It’s an ideal that most of us strive for yet very few achieve. It’s fair to say, however, that if you’re sporting Richard Mille’s RM-018 Meteorite watch on your wrist, you’ve probably achieved one in a million status. Commissioned in partnership with the historic French jewelry house Boucheron, this is a timepiece that completely satisfies its seven-figure luxury status. Making the Meteorite Watch For starters, this distinguished timepiece has a price tag of exactly that figure, $1 million. This number makes perfect sense when you consider the origins of this limited edition luxury watch, of which Read More →

Is Eleven James the Netflix of Luxury Watch Rental? Nope.

Word on the gold-paved street is that there’s a new luxury for less player in town, and the buzz has just begun. Eleven James, dubbed as the Netflix or NetJets of luxury watches, is here to help you live beyond your means for a modest fee. The premise: pay a monthly membership fee for access to a collection of luxury watches that they’ll lend you for two month periods before you can swap it for another luxury watch. Membership starts at $249 for three watches per year ($449 for six) and grants you access to collections “The Afficionado” (IWC, Panerai, Read More →

An Overview of the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon 2014 Watch

Audemars Piguet has recently given the world a peek at his latest creation. The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon watch is scheduled to be officially presented at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and is sure to attract a wealthy, modern man who is looking for a classic watch with a very contemporary style. While the original version of this watch was released in 2002, the newest model is more modern than its predecessor. The Royal Oak Concept GMT 2014 Tourbillon Watch has a bulky yet summery feel. The revised original movement is not just fascinating but also Read More →