Antiquorum’s December 7 Auction Has Something for Everyone

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Antiquorum will hold its Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces sale at its New York headquarters on December 7. Highlights of the sale include a Vacheron Constantin minute repeating perpetual calendar, a unique Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370, an IWC Grand Complication No. 50/50, an Urwerk Ref. 202P Special Edition, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 3970P. Find images and a video link inside. … [Read more...]

New from Parmigiani: Two Wristwatches Inspired by the Past

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Parmigiani Fleurier has unveiled two new limited-edition wristwatches inspired by antique pocketwatches from a collection owned by Parmigiani Fleurier’s parent, the Sandoz Foundation. Both wristwatches are part of Parmigiani’s Toric collection. Find images, prices and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 New York City and San Francisco

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Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]

A La Vieille Russie & Parmigiani Fleurier Present the Sandoz Collection in New York City

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From October 26 – November 26, a selection of beautiful and rare pieces from the personal collection of Maurice Sandoz will be on display at A La Vieille Russie in New York City. The exhibition includes rare pieces by Fabergé, singular vintage pocket watches, modern Parmigiani timepieces, plus two new wristwatches from Parmigiani. Find complete details inside. … [Read more...]

Redecorate With These Watch Wallpapers

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For your viewing and home decorating pleasure, WatchTime offers a selection of watch wallpapers featuring IWC, Lange, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Ulysse Nardin, De Bethune, Audemars Piguet, and Parmigiani. These images measure between 2400 and 7000 pixels wide and are sure to brighten up your desktop. Click the smaller images to view the full-size versions. Happy downloading! … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Kicks Off in Chicago and Miami

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IBG 2011 opened in Chicago and Miami with record numbers of participating brands and best-ever attendance. The strong turnout, coupled with the most-ever brands and independent watchmakers at each show, meant moving to larger venues for 2011, making IBG 2011 a true watch fair. Come inside to see more than 30 images from the events, and don’t forget there are four shows still to come with even more brands! … [Read more...]

Michelle Veyna Joins A. Lange & Söhne

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A. Lange & Söhne has announced that Michelle Veyna has joined the brand as sales manager for the North American market. Ms. Veyna has over 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as president of the North American division of Parmigiani Fleurier from 2003 to 2010. Prior to that, she served as vice president of sales and marketing for Helvetia Time Corporation, where she distributed Roger Dubuis, among other brands. … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating

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Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]

Visual Quiz: Famous Faces

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You know their watches, but would you recognize them on the street? We've lined up images of 15 well-known watchmakers to test your facial recognition skills. So get your keyboards and pencils ready and see how many you can identify. As always, the answers are revealed at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Parmigiani Fleurrier Appoints Marcia Mazzocchi as General Manager of the Americas

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Parmigiani Fleurier has announced the appointment of Marcia Mazzocchi as General Manager of the Americas, effective January 3rd, 2011. Ms. Mazzocchi will lead the brand in its efforts to develop a stronger presence in North and South America. … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Parmigiani Tonda 1950

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Simple is easy, if you don't mind wearing the equivalent of a stick figure on your wrist. Simple with elegance and style is decidedly more difficult. Proportions and details must be perfect. With the Tonda 1950, the designers at Parmigiani Fleurier capture the brand's essence with a few brushstrokes. … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Grand Finale: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 Chicago

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WatchTime’s 2010 Inside Basel/Geneva series finished up high above Chicago at the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center. It was another night for records as more than 170 guests enjoyed timepieces from 19 participating brands – both all-time highs for Chicago. … [Read more...]

Seal Wears Parmigiani In His New Music Video

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Seal's seventh album, Commitment, debuted this week, and the first video, Secret, reveals the still-sizzling chemistry between the performer and his supermodel wife Heidi Klum through intimate scenes of the couple together. In the video, Seal wears his long-time daily-wear timepiece, the Kalpa XL Tourbillon from Parmigiani. … [Read more...]

Records Fall at Elegant Inside Basel/Geneva New York

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WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 New York City event proved the most successful and most elegant yet as a record gathering of more than 250 enthusiasts and collectors enjoyed a refined evening (jacket and tie required) at one of the city's most prestigious private clubs in the heart of Manhattan. Sixteen leading manufacturers and independents showed their latest creations beneath an ornate, soaring ceiling and chandeliers. … [Read more...]

Images from Inside Basel/Geneva Philadelphia

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On September 16 more than 140 collectors and enthusiasts attended WatchTime's penultimate Inside Basel/Geneva show at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. The energy in the room was high as guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, met fellow enthusiasts, brand executives, and leading independent watchmakers, and tried on the latest watches from the Swiss shows. … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Pebble Beach Concours and The Quail Motorsport Event

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WatchTime had an opportunity to attend the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and The Quail Motorsport Event last month, in connection with Parmigiani's launch of it's new Bugatti Super Sport timepiece. This is a small selection of images from these two events. You may view additional images here. … [Read more...]

WOW TIME: Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport

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In 2004 Parmigiani’s Bugatti Type 370 wowed the watch world with its horizontal, engine block-inspired movement layout. Fast-forward to 2010 and its wow time again at Parmigiani. WatchTime attended the launch of the wild new Super Sport, fittingly held during Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance weekend. We have exclusive photos of the launch, the watch, and the latest Bugatti Veyron whose name it shares. … [Read more...]

Images From the Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport Official Launch

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Parmigiani held the official launch party for the Bugatti Super Sport at a private residence in Monterey, California, near the scene of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. WatchTime attended and captured these images, which may be enlarged with a click.Guests arrive for the event.Michel Parmigiani and a guest admire a Veyron.Arrangements are made for poolside dining.Michel Parmigiani with guests.Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Jean-Marc Jacot opens the press conference. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s New York ‘Inside Basel-Geneva’ Event Sold Out

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WatchTime’s “Inside Basel-Geneva” event in New York City, which will be held on Sept. 14, is sold out. WatchTime is putting names of people wanting to attend on a waiting list, said publisher Wolfgang Blum, but tickets to the event are no longer available. … [Read more...]

Parmigiani Hosts L.A. Premiere of the New Sony Pictures Classics Film Get Low

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Long-time independent film industry supporter and haute horlogerie manufacture Parmigiani Fleurier hosted the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures Classics newest film Get Low starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray and Lucas Black. The premiere and after-party took place July 27 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, well known as the venue of the Academy Awards ceremony. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2010: Next Stop, Miami

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Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 is better than ever, with more exhibiting brands, luxurious venues, and Jeff Kingston's new and improved HD video presentation. These shows are better than going to Baselworld and SIHH, because you can try on the watches. They're better than going to see a retailer because the selection of pieces on display is amazing, and you can talk to knowledgeable brand executives and representatives (not to mention the great food and wine!)Each show starts with a 90 minute … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 West Coast, page 2

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Our next stop is the tables, where guests can talk to brand executives and representatives and see and try on the newest models from Basel and Geneva. This part of the show is better than Basel and Geneva, because at the Swiss shows, the watches are locked away in glass cases, and the rule is look, but don't touch. At the WatchTime shows, you can look, touch, examine with a loupe, try on, and get expert answers direct from the manufacturers. And remember, many of the watches at Inside … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast, page 3

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We've finally arrived at the reason we do this...the watches.You may click the images to view larger versions.Click here to continue to page 4 to see several more watches and Jeff Kingston's presentation. … [Read more...]

Quick Shots From Inside Basel/Geneva Los Angeles

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A record number of collectors and enthusiasts gathered at the beautiful Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades this past Thursday evening for the second in WatchTime's Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 series. A record number of brands also exhibited at this show - 17 in all, including Panerai, Lange, IWC, Cartier, Vacheron, GP, Zenith, and Blancpain, and independents like Max Busser, Jean Dunand, and Peter Speake-Marin. There's a complete exhibitors list below. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: It’s Automatic

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How much do you know about self-winding watches, past and present? Sharpen your pencil and set that cerebral rotor a’spinning. Answers, as usual, appear at the end. … [Read more...]

Past Forward

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Enthusiasts and collectors know Michel Parmigiani’s eponymous Fleurier-based brand. Less well known is his work as a master restorer of historical treasures. Trusted by leading collectors and museums, the Parmigiani atelier brings wonders from the past back to life, employing wide-ranging skills, and a bit of sleuthing. … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010

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Following a challenging 2009, the watch industry enters 2010 with a level of creativity and energy that seemed unimaginable 12 months ago. This was evident at Baselworld and SIHH in Geneva, where WatchTime and noted collector Jeff Kingston visited 50 brands to discover the most interesting and intriguing watchmaking achievements for 2010. … [Read more...]

IWC and Parmigiani Go To The Oscars

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Top Hollywood celebrities wore IWCs as they made their way down the famous red carpet Sunday night. Taylor Lautner wore the Portuguese Chrono Automatic, Quentin Tarantino wore the Big Pilot, and Robin Williams wore the Pilot’s Mark XVI. Parmigiani Fleurier once again co-sponsored Sony Pictures Classics’ pre-Oscar celebration in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. Guests included Best Actress Nominee Carey Mulligan for "An Education" along with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Parmigiani is … [Read more...]

Parmigiani’s New Bugatti: the Atalante Flyback Chronograph

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Parmigiani's Bugatti Type 370 collection captured collectors' imaginations with its unique design and technical virtuosity. At SIHH 2010, Parmigiani launched its latest Bugatti-inspired timepiece, the Atalante Flyback Chronograph. Available in red and white gold, with a limited number in platinum, the Atalante is Parmigiani's first flyback. Unlike the highly unconventional Type 370, the Atalante is a more traditional round, 43 mm timepiece, though the overall aesthetic is far from staid. … [Read more...]

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

The following brands will exhibit their timepieces to invited trade only at the Palexpo in Geneva:A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelery Co, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels … [Read more...]