luxury timepieces

Single-hand watches, less is more.

Single-hand watches, less is more.

In Watchmaking, time is a serious matter. Hours, minutes and seconds are the pulse of a watch heartbeat. And time never stop. Despite the fact this might sound incredibly strict, some watchmakers brought a different way to measure time thanks to single-handed watches. Single… What? A watch hands are the reason why we look to our watch In watchmaking one key component are the hands of a watch. Without them you cannot see time. They have the function of transmitting…

The Perpetual Calendar, a real challenge.

The Perpetual Calendar, a real challenge.

The Swiss Watch-making industry has an incredible concentration of creative minds. From the hands of a watch-maker, you might see true wonders bursting into the world. And probably the highest wonder of all is the Perpetual calendar complication. Thank you Romans Displaying the date for a watch does not seem a big deal. But displaying it correctly represents a true challenge. Why? Well because some month have 30 days and others 31. February is a mess. In some years, called…

2015 Pre-SIHH, what to expect from Geneva watch show next january

2015 Pre-SIHH, what to expect from Geneva watch show next january

Every year, Geneva SIHH gathers some of the most iconic and beautiful watchmakers in the world. The Richemont group as well as some invited brands reveal their new creations to an audience of professionals buyers and the press. The next edition will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the trade show. 40’000m2 and 16 watchmakers will constitute the 25th SIHH in January 2015. Here is a sneak peak of what await us next january. Cartier, no Skeletons in the closet….

Prix Elysee with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier

Prix Elysee with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier

This month, the prestigious Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne – Switzerland is launching “Le Prix Elysée” with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier. It is a professional competition dedicated to the highlight of promising photographers. Once again, the Musée de l’Elysée places itself as one of the European reference for Photography and photography curation. By scouting the talents of tomorrow, it brings a strong visibility to these promising artists. Here is what the museum explains: The prize is open to promising…

Cartier and the Art of über-Perfection

Cartier and the Art of über-Perfection

Last month, LuxuryActivist was at SIHH in Geneva. It is the international Haute-Horlogerie show for professionals. It is organized by The Richemont Group. All Brands from Roger Dubuis, Montblanc, Baume & Mercier, Jaeger Le-Coultre or Cartier were of course present. They all revealed amazing creations and some of them will probably be the highlights of this year. We were quite impressed by Cartier’s philosophy of bringing small details into superlatives. It means, that every single detail was taken care of…

Karl Lagerfeld Bamford Limited edition Milgauss. Black tie attitude.

Karl Lagerfeld Bamford Limited edition Milgauss. Black tie attitude.

If you like Fashion and beautiful watches, you need to discover the new Karl Lagerfeld by Bamford Milgauss. Based on a Rolex Milgauss, BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT dresses this amazing timepiece with a black tie attitude and a signature style from KARL LAGERFELD. It will be available December 3rd in Paris and Munich at Karl Lagerfeld Boutiques. Bamford, a luxury taylor for your watch Bamford Watch Department is like Pininfarina, Brabus or Prindiville for Automobile brands. They work officially with beautiful…

Tissot, Rose Gold for men – timeless.

Tissot, Rose Gold for men – timeless.

Tissot highlights this season its collection called “Tradition rose gold”. If your are looking for the perfect gift for men, here are 2 amazing timepieces, as masculine as elegant. In a word: Timeless. Tradition Gent Rose Gold PVD Classic Quartz Watch This iconic design, pleases every man who recognizes a timeless elegance that fits every situation. This contemporary look has a whisper of vintage style but its minimalism will never get out of fashion. Swiss Made Quartz ETA F06.111 Scratch-Resistance…

Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

Style and good taste never go out of fashion. Check this amazing Timepiece by Girard Perregaux called th Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph. When Haute Horlogerie meets the Decorative arts. This timepiece is an unique tribute to Art Deco. Art Deco principle is to place geometry in the heart of design. Straight lines, geometrical symbols, they all represented a new wave in the post-modernist era. The arrival of technological progress would definetely affect Design, Architecture, Fashion and interior decoration. All artistic…

Jaquet Droz, The Bird Repeater

Jaquet Droz, The Bird Repeater

Jaquet Droz launches an amazing Timepiece called The Bird Repeater. This timepiece is completely inline with the Brand heritage and the excellence in watchmaking. In The Bird Repeater, Jaquet Droz displays its art of Automata with a prestigious haute horlogerie’s most virtuoso complications: the Minute Repeater. Here a video made by the Brand displaying the beauty of such handcraft work. Concerning the Timepiece itself here are the technical specifications: Movement: Jaquet Droz RMA88, hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel Off-centered hours and…

Dior VIII – Black is beautiful

Dior VIII – Black is beautiful

Dior is launching a very elegant Timepiece called Dior VIII. The Timepiece House celebrates the passion for haute-couture. A black luxury timepiece inspired by the “1947 new look” of Mr Dior.