Video: Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin

Piaget is the undisputed master of ultra-thin. The brand holds several world records for thinnest movements, both simple and complicated. At SIHH, the list of records grew by two with the introduction of the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Click here to read more about the  Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Click below to start the video... Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get all the news … [Read more...]


Celebrity Watch Spotting at the Oscars

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Oscar night fashion is about more than gowns, tuxes and jewelry. Several luxury watch brands were represented at last night's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, on the wrists of some of the best-dressed nominees and presenters who strutted up the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night of the year. … [Read more...]


SIHH Day Four: Vacheron Constantin and Ralph Lauren

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Geneva’s luxurious SIHH watch fair rolls on. Here's a taste of the new releases from two more of the exhibiting brands. Vacheron Constantin raised lots of eyebrows this year with its bold and unexpected (at least by those of us in the watch press) decision to focus its 2013 SIHH novelties entirely on ladies. That’s correct: not a single new release from Vacheron this year is a men’s watch. Fortunately for the fairer sex, the women’s pieces that the brand introduced have a little … [Read more...]


SIHH 2013: Piaget

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WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz has the latest from Piaget at watch-insider.com. … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s January-February Issue Is On Sale Now!

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The January-February issue of WatchTime is in stores now, featuring a test of Breitling's Transocean Chronograph Unitime, an inside look at Rolex's new movement manufacture in Bienne, an in-depth profile of Piaget, an investigation of the counterfeit watch epidemic, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]


Video: Piaget’s Gouverneur Collection

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Piaget’s headline introduction at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva was a new collection of dress watches called Gouverneur. The Gouverneur models’ distinguishing feature is the shape of their cases and bezels: all have a round case and an oval dial opening. Each dial, in turn, has a circular chapter ring, creating a round, oval, round pattern from the dial to the outside of the case. Click here to read our report on all three models in the line, including photos of the watches and … [Read more...]


SIHH Preview: Piaget Unveils its First Minute Repeater

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Piaget has announced the launch of its first minute repeater timepiece, set to debut at next month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. In the brand's tradition of historically thin watches and mechanical movements, the new watch sets another record for slenderness in its category: only 4.8 mm thick for the caliber and only 9.4 mm for the case. … [Read more...]


At Piaget, Thin is Always In

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In 2007, Piaget marked the 50th anniversary of its ultra-thin Caliber 9P by reissuing the movement that made it famous and by launching its first in-house mechanical chronograph movement. In this feature from our November-December 2007 issue, contributor and Watch Insider blogger Alexander Linz covers this milestone for WatchTime. … [Read more...]


A Round of Polo: Testing Piaget’s Iconic Sports Watch

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The Piaget Polo, one of the most famous sports watches of the 1970s, has been retooled with a giant titanium-and-steel case and an automatic movement. In this watch-test feature from our October 2009 issue, WatchTime's Witold Michalczyk puts the three-hand Polo FortyFive through its paces. … [Read more...]


Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels (Video)

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The understated, elegant look that has come back into fashion in men's watches over the past few years is on display in the men's dress watch introduced by watch-and-jewelry maison Van Cleef & Arpels at this year's SIHH watch fair: the Pierre Arpels, named after a son of the brand's co-founder, is a contemporary version of a wristwatch that Arpels created for himself in 1949. The concept behind the original watch was a thin, perfectly round case that appears to be suspended in space due … [Read more...]


Piaget’s Gouverneur Collection: Pictures, Specs, and Video

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Piaget's headline introduction at this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva was a new collection of dress watches called Gouverneur. Click here to read our report on all three models in the line, including photos of the watches and their movements along with an informative product video. … [Read more...]


Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

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Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for 76 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Click here to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe Thompson's up-close-and-personal profile of Philippe and Thierry Stern from our December 2008 issue. … [Read more...]


MB&F and Sarpaneva Shoot for the Moon with New Horological Machine

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Finnish independent watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva has joined MB&F's growing circle of "friends," collaborating with MB&F founder Max Büsser to develop the newest MB&F "horological machine," called the HM3 MoonMachine. Designed on the platform of MB&F's unconventional "Frog" model, it features an entirely new moon-phase complication designed by Sarpaneva. … [Read more...]


Celebrity Wrist Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Sports Piaget in “The Avengers”

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In Marvel Studios' new blockbuster film "The Avengers," Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., the top-secret government agency behind the formation of the world's mightiest super-hero team. But the watch he's wearing in the movie is no longer a secret: it's a decidedly masculine model from Piaget's iconic Polo collection. … [Read more...]


Celebrity Wrist Watch: Oscar Weekend 2012

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards, the film industry's biggest spectacle, took place last night in Hollywood. Like every year, many of your favorite watch brands were represented on the wrists of the celebrity nominees and guests, and some brands even sponsored lavish movie-industry events prior to the awards ceremony. Here's a compilation of horological highlights from Tinseltown's most star-studded weekend... … [Read more...]


Valentines for Watch Lovers: Ladies’ Timepieces from the Geneva Watch Fair

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Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, which puts us in mind of the new crop of ladies’ timepieces introduced by the purveyors of haute horlogerie at January’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. You may wish to consider one of these as the ideal gift for Valentine’s Day or some other occasion — a way both to show your devotion and share with her your passion for watches. (Of course, if you’re just now thinking about a Valentine’s gift, it may be time for a new watch … [Read more...]


Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin

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Piaget is the undisputed master of ultra-thin. The brand holds several world records for thinnest movements, both simple and complicated. At SIHH, the list of records grew by two with the introduction of the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Learn more about the new records, and find wallpaper and pricing information inside. … [Read more...]


SIHH Preview: Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

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For Ralph Lauren, the 1920's elegance and daring spirit of optimism have long been a source of inspiration. For 2012, Ralph Lauren presents two new interpretations of his Art Deco Slim Classique design featuring thin silhouettes, elegant guilloché engraving and masterful gem setting. … [Read more...]


2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging

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L2 bills itself as a think tank for digital innovation, and each year the group releases the Digital IQ Index which ranks the “digital competence” of 35 leading luxury watch and jewelry brands. The newest rankings are out, and to the surprise of few, watch brands do not fare well. Find out who is gifted and who is feeble inside. … [Read more...]


Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

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On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [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...]


Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Square

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The Ralph Lauren Slim Classique collection represents modern watchmaking with classical, slender proportions that recall a bygone era. For 2011, Ralph Lauren introduces a new square design inspired by the grand era of Art Deco style. Find technical information, wallpaper and pricing inside. … [Read more...]


Setting the Scene at SIHH

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SIHH 2011 opened this morning, and if the lines at the registration desks are any indication, attendance will be strong. To set the mood for the reports to come, WatchTime presents a few scenes from the first hours following the opening, before the big crowds arrived. … [Read more...]


SIHH Preview: Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin

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At SIHH, Piaget will debut the new Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin. This piece sets a new record for the world’s thinnest self-winding tourbillon watch, measuring a mere 10.4mm thick. It is a showcase of Piaget's unique skills in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking and the brand's desire to develop innovative and creative complicated calibers. … [Read more...]


2010: The Year In Review Quiz, Part II

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Once again we look at the biggest and smallest stories of the year. Were you paying attention? As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]


2010: The Year in Review Quiz, Part I

Have you been following the news for the past 12 months? Say goodbye to 2010 with this quiz that focuses on some of the year’s most (and least) important stories. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]


Piaget Kanthara Brings $602,500 at Christie’s New York Sale

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This stunning Piaget Kanthara brought a multiple of its pre-sale estimate at Christie's December 14 sale of fine collector timepieces in New York. Estimated at $200,000 to $300,000, lot 47 realized $602,500 when the hammer came down. Though nearly 400 lots followed, none exceeded the Piaget's sale price, making it the top piece of the evening. … [Read more...]


Preview: Christie’s New York Top Lots

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Christie's December 14 sale to be held at 20 Rockafeller Plaza in New York includes 424 lots, and the stars of the show in terms of pre-sale estimates are Patek Philippe, Breguet, and Piaget. Three pieces are estimated at $250,000 to $350,000: Patek Philippe references 2499/100 and 1462, and a platinum Breguet ref. 3857. A Piaget ladies Kanthara is estimated at $200,000 - $300,000. … [Read more...]


Ralph Lauren Opens First USA Watch & Jewelry Salon

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Ralph Lauren has opened its first USA Watch & Jewelry Salon, located within the new flagship devoted to women's and home luxury offerings at 888 Madison Ave. in New York City. The Salon features the Ralph Lauren Timepiece collection, and it will debut the Ralph Lauren Fine Jewelry collection. … [Read more...]


Piaget Launches New Website

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This autumn, Piaget is launching its new website featuring improved ease of use, enriched content and enhanced interactivity. The look is pared down and restrained. The site is equipped with the latest HMTL technologies for content management and speedy loading. The home page orders information hierarchically to invite a guided tour of the site's clearly identified sections. … [Read more...]