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Breitling Releases Limited-Edition Navitimer Watch

By Olivia Cuccaro

For Swiss watch brand Breitling, it doesn’t get more iconic than the Navitimer. The model has established itself as a firm favorite among pilots and the aviation-obsessed, with the Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante even making the Elite Traveler list of Top 50 Watches 2017 in the Chronograph category. Now, Breitling has unveiled a limited-edition Navitimer 01 to be sold exclusively at Luxury […]

Brand Profile: Parmigiani Fleurier

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. One of the younger brands in high watchmaking, Parmigiani Fleurier was founded in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani and the Sandoz Family Foundation. Evolving from a small company focusing on table clocks and unique pieces into a vertically-integrated manufacturer that designs, creates and manufactures 99 percent of every single component […]

Louis Moinet Opens Very First Boutique

By Olivia Cuccaro

Credited with inventing the first ever chronograph, luxury watch brand Louis Moinet has found a new home in Moscow. While the independent watch brand is based in Saint-Blaise, Switzerland, its storied history pointed to Russia as the perfect place to open the first Louis Moinet boutique. The boutique is operated by Rich Time, the official representative of many Swiss watch […]

Introducing Romain Gauthier’s First Automatic Watch

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Today, thinness seems to be king. Everywhere from watches to smartphones, becoming thinner and thinner is an eternal quest, and often brands are forced to sacrifice one of the most essential components to achieve this: power. And without power, both are just pretty objects. In horology, the […]

WatchTime Kicks Off in New York City

By Olivia Cuccaro Check your world timer for New York this weekend as the watch event of the season arrives in the city. For the third year running, the event is set to bring the latest and greatest in luxury timepieces in front of experts and enthusiasts alike. This year’s show welcomes 30 of the world’s most prominent brands to […]

Watches: In the Zone

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. You probably have a dual-time watch, and you might have a worldtimer—what else do you need to track time around the globe? If you’re a frequent traveler to India, Australia or even some parts of Canada, whose time zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes instead […]

Bremont Takes an American Road Trip

By Olivia Cuccaro Luxury timepieces are often associated with the Swiss countryside, but for Bremont it’s all about the UK. To celebrate the brand’s heritage, co-founders (and brothers) Nick and Giles English embarked on a road trip in a car that shares their British background — a 1970 Jaguar Series II E-Type. Originally restored by their late father, Euan English, […]

MB&F and L’Epée 1839 Release Limited-Edition Octopod

By Olivia Cuccaro Following the MB&F HM7 Aquapod (which featured a spherically three-dimensional engine developed in-house by MB&F, central 60-second flying tourbillon and 72-hour power reserve), Octopod takes its inspiration from marine chronometers as well as tentacled sea creatures. A collaboration between MB&F and Swiss clock maker L’Epée 1839, the limited-edition Octopod is designed with eight legs and a transparent spherical […]

Ulysse Nardin Releases Limited-Edition Timepiece

By Kristen Shirley In celebration of its ninth year sponsoring the Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin releases a limited-edition timepiece that honors both its partnership and its long maritime history. In 1846, Ulysse Nardin created his eponymous company with the intention to create precision marine chronometers, and has long been known for its excellence in this field. The Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar […]

Phillips Announces Inaugural New York Auction

By Olivia Cuccaro Prepare to raise your paddles, stateside watch collectors. Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo has set a date for its first New York auction, Winning Icons, confirmed to offer 50 rare and iconic watches of the 20th century. Following earlier sales in Geneva and Hong Kong, the New York auction will serve as the inaugural watch […]