Tag Archives: Switzerland

The Underrated Luxury Watch Brand: Swiss Army

The Swiss are known as being experts in many things, banking, watches, and gadget-filled knives being a few of the most well-known areas of expertise. The Swiss have long been seen as the stewards of wealthy men and women’s bank accounts, with their discretion and ability to remain neutral during regional and global conflicts serving as a highly valued source of stability. The Swiss were also key in creating clocks and watches for centuries, and played a key role in the development of quartz-based timekeeping in watches during the 1960s, a standard that remains in place to this day. Swiss Read More →

Watch of the Week: Breitling Chronomat Evolution K13356

It’s our favorite time of the week! Well, it’s our favorite time of Monday, at least, when we celebrate the end of day one of the work week with a fabulous featured watch. We’ve been stocking up on plenty of super high-end luxury watches lately, with appearances from the usual suspects. More second hand Patek Philippe watches than you can shake a stick at, our usual abundance of pre owned Rolex watches, and even a completely iced out Audemars Piguet we’re saving for a special occasion (like next Monday, perhaps.) But with Patek Philippes stealing the show left and right, Read More →

Patek Philippe Only Watch 2013 Contribution

Patek Philippe‘s contribution to the “Only Watch” charity auction is the very unique ref. 5004T, only the fourth known Patek to be produced in titanium, and the first of this series to be made in titanium. The ref. 5004T is no longer in the current collection, so this may be the only chance a collector has to get his hands on it. This particular auction piece features a split-seconds chronograph and a perpetual calendar. This particular watch has been reworked; a redo of one of the great classics of the Patek Philippe Grand Complications collection, dated between 1995 and 2011. Read More →

Lalique & Parmigiani Partnership Results in Stunning $480K Clock

What do you get when you combine the very best of France with the very best of Switzerland? Nope…chocolate flavored perfume is not correct. Allow us to rephrase the question. What do you get when you combine the very best of Swiss engineering and the intricate glass work of one of Europe’s finest houses? You get a 15-Day Table Clock worth $480,000. Where Does One Buy a Half-a Million Dollar Clock? The price point alone would suggest that you are unlikely to locate this item on the shelves of your local Wal-Mart. Indeed, in an attempt to rebrand itself as Read More →

Spotlight on: JAR Jewelry

Joel Arthur Rosenthal may be the master jewelry artisan of our era, and yet you have probably never heard of him. Before you start feeling bad to have overlooked him, don’t bother: his mass obscurity is entirely by his own design. Which is not to say he’s wallowing in ignominy. Rather, Rosenthal’s name is perhaps the best kept secret of the world’s very rich and very famous. A Contemporary Fabergé Working under the moniker JAR, this mysterious Bronx-born recluse has been described as the modern-day Peter Fabergé by Diane Von Furstenberg. A Harvard grad, he got his start as an Read More →