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Roberta Naas on Automaton Watches

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Only a handful of brands offer these incredible feats of art and mechanics, which can take several hundred hours to make and assemble—something that is reflected in their price. Moving magic on the wrist is the best way to describe this rare breed of watches. A concept that predates […]

Celebrating the Innovative Watches of Voutilainen

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. One of the industry’s most beloved independent watchmakers, Kari Voutilainen is as well-known for his artistry and dedication to métiers d’art as he is for his innovative, and sometimes mind-bending, timepieces featuring in-house movements. Voutilainen uses traditional horology techniques, but the resulting timepieces are anything but traditional thanks to […]

Zenith Unveils World’s Most Accurate Mechanical Watch

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Zenith unveils Defy Lab, what it calls the world’s most accurate mechanical watch. This is possible because of a new oscillator: a single piece of 0.5mm-thick silicon that replaces the traditional sprung balance. This innovation allows it to oscillate at a frequency five times higher (15 Hz) than a […]

G-Shock Unveils Sapphire Crystal Watch Prototype

By Olivia Cuccaro

Prior to 1983, Casio destroyed 200 handmade models in the quest to create a watch that would never break. Now, the brand is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the timepiece that finally proved indestructible — the G-Shock. Earlier this November, Elite Traveler joined members of the media, celebrities and collectors to commemorate the milestone year for G-Shock and witness the […]

Christie’s Announces Joe DiMaggio and Amelia Earhart Watches

Following the record-breaking sale of Paul Newman’s Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Christie’s has announced its upcoming Evening of Exceptional Watches Live Auction will take place in December. Once again, the auction will highlight timepieces once owned by American icons — this time, an athlete and an aviator. Heralded as one of the best baseball players in history, Joe DiMaggio is remembered […]

Hublot and Cheval Blanc Randheli Unveil Collaborative Collection

By Lauren Hill

The ultra-luxurious Maldives resort Cheval Blanc Randheli and prestigious watch brand Hublot have revealed their latest collaboration, the new Classic Fusion special edition. It was the Parisian artist behind Cheval Blanc Randheli’s signature artworks, Vincent Beaurin, who Hublot commissioned to conceive the new creation. Designed to fuse time with art, the special edition timepiece reflects the art de vivre that […]

Introducing A Lange & Söhne’s Handwerkskunst Timepiece

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. In a showcase of its manufacture’s skill and artistic prowess, the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst is the sixth limited-edition timepiece to bear A Lange & Söhne’s prestigious handwerkskunst (craftsmanship) designation. Testing its artisans, A Lange & Söhne combines engraving and enameling for the first time on a dial. […]

Porsche and Partner Chopard Celebrate Titles in China

By Olivia Cuccaro

Hailing from Germany, Porsche has raced ahead of the rest of the world once again with its latest win. Following victories at Le Mans 2017, Nürburgring, in Mexico and in the US, the Porsche Motorsport LMP1 continued their streak at Six Hours of Shanghai 2017. The team finished second and third at the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance […]

orsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche LMP Team: Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy

A Man and His Watch Tells Timepiece Stories

By Olivia Cuccaro

Iconic timepieces are more than just their complications. Behind the manufacturer and model is the man who wore the watch and the story that they tell together. In his debut book, A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them, New York-based writer Matt Hranek explores the link between watch and wearer through interviews […]

Blancpain Boutique Opens in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

Swiss watch brand Blancpain has introduced a new retail experience to Fifth Avenue in New York City. The relocated flagship showcases iconic timepieces as well as the latest collections from Blancpain, including Fifty Fathoms dive watches, the Villeret Collection and watches for women. Spanning 4,036 sq ft, the new Blancpain Boutique offers an expanded sales area with the first customer […]