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Watches & Wonders Takes Over Miami Design District

By Olivia Cuccaro

This past weekend, Miami was a hotspot for three of our favorite things here at Elite Traveler: watches, cars and yachts. In partnership with Miami Design District Associates (MDDA), the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) debuted Watches & Wonders, the inaugural stateside event joining 21 of the world’s leading timepiece manufacturers, alongside the Miami Design District Concours and the […]

Marking the 10th Anniversary of Ateliers deMonaco

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ateliers deMonaco, whose launch was the culmination of Fredérique Constant head watchmaker Pim Koeslag and CEO Peter Stas’s lifelong dream of creating a minute repeater. The brand focuses exclusively on high horology, blending Monaco’s enduring glamour with Swiss precision. In 10 short […]

Elvis Presley’s Omega To Go Up For Auction

World-renowned auction house Phillips is set to sell of Elvis Presley’s personal Omega at the upcoming Geneva Watch Auction taking place between the 12th and 13th of May.  The watch was gifted to the rock and roll icon by RCA Records to commemorate him selling 75 million records. It is widely believed Presley was the first musician in history to […]

A Modern Ode: The FB 1.4 Chronometer

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. A modern ode to a revered 18th-century watchmaker who created marine chronometers and was the official clockmaker to the French king and navy, Ferdinand Berthoud is a special division within Chopard. This group of watchmakers is dedicated to interpreting his works through a 21st-century lens using high-horology techniques. In […]

The Bulgari Watch Made Exclusively for Maserati Owners

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Car and watch collaborations are a dime a dozen—it seems like every prestigious car brand has a luxury watch bearing its name. How to stand out from the crowd? For starters, reserve the watches exclusively for the car owners. Add on a dial design inspired by a car’s dashboard […]

Roberta Naas on Jumping Time

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The jump-hour watch has come a long way since its creation in 1882. Roberta Naas examines some of the more interesting and unusual manifestations of this innovative complication. As watchmakers continue to create timepieces that are technically unusual and complex, we are witnessing a host of complications arise in […]

The Timepieces Made for Travelers

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. Watches with a changeable strap allow you to travel the globe with just one timepiece that works for every occasion, whether it’s swimming in the ocean, hiking a mountain or a black-tie dinner. Take yours on an-around-the-world private jet trip. Baume & Mercier Classima Chronograph Responding to clients’ desires to […]

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 […]