The Only Watch 2013 charity watch auction which occurs every other year in Monaco is coming up in September of 2013. aBlogtoWatch has created a full list (that we will update as more watches for the auction are released) of all the piece unique (one-of-a-kind) timepieces that will be offered at the event.
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The aBlogtoWatch team has made dressing up that much easier (and costlier) with our list of the top 10 elegant dress watches. In life, we usually avoid complications, in a dress watch as well, the less the better, a simple uncluttered dial is one of the timeless qualities that a dress watch should fulfill. The focus should ideally be on the essence of a watch…
The trend of watches getting ever chunkier year after year seems to live on without disturbance – but the race for the ultimate in finesse and subtle elegance can be just as stirring as well and the manufacture of Arnold & Son is here to prove that point by releasing something to excite those who admire such fine treats of horology. With their double-balance and earlier on with the inside-out watches they made it pretty clear that they are everything but shy when it comes to reaching beyond the strict frontiers of fine watch making.
The lovely dress watch is a new version of the Altiplano 43 Automatic that came out a few years ago. What’s new? Well the size is down to 40mm from 43mm and Piaget added a date complication.
Say friend, are you looking for a fancy formal watch that isn’t quite like anything else but won’t make your friends do a double take? Well then Piaget might just have something for you. This new collection for 2012 is a sort of amalgamation watch taking into consideration design cues from a many different Piaget timepieces including the Polo, Emperador, and Altiplano.
For SIHH 2013 Piaget will once again break a record when it comes to being thin with the Emperador Coussin XL Ultra Thin Minute Repeater. No we are not talking about anything related to “The Biggest Loser,” but rather a new movement which is the thinnest of its kind. Traditionally Piaget has been known for making very thin mechanical movements.
It wasn’t until I needed to go ring shopping did I really learn to appreciate diamonds. As a guy I just always assumed diamonds were for women.,,
“Watch What-If” is a special column on aBlogtoRead.com that asks the playful question “what if an iconic watch you know and love was offered in a different style?” The idea embraces a good timepiece’s core design and has fun by offering new colors and material concepts to stimulate your senses. These ideas may be provocative, [...]
In Chinese culture the year of the dragon is coming. How cool does that sound? I mean sure we can laugh at the year of the monkey, and no one wants to be born on the year of the pig – but the year of the dragon? Pretty bad-ass if you ask me. Well luxo [...]
For 2012 Piaget will release this very special watch that furthers their desire to be the thinnest around in a number or categories. Last year it was the Altiplano 43 Automatic that was the thinnest automatic watch with the thinnest automatic movement. This year (perhaps among other “record” things) Piaget will offer the thinnest skeletonized [...]
Here is a (growing) comprehensive list of all the one-of-a-kind watches made and donated by brands to the 2011 edition of the Only Watch charity auction to be held in Monaco in September. As of writing there are 34 participating Only Watch 2011 brands that will offer a piece for auction. The below list will [...]
Up in the mountains of Switzerland watch movements are made. Down in the city of Geneva watches are borne. The contrast between the people who make the inside of watches and the outside of them is a benefit to the industry. You want watchmakers to be focused, hard workers who dedicate their lives to building [...]
A Piaget dive watch?! Oh yes, and here is the proof. Get ready to go underwater in your black bow tie. I was pretty amazed to discover this watch that was made in the mid 1990s. It is very difficult to find information on this watch by the way. I believe it is called the [...]
Piaget’s flagship men’s watch for 2011 is the Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin. I first wrote about the watch here. There you can learn more about the technical details there and in the Haute Living article that I wrote. In this article I would like to talk more about being with the watch now that [...]
Piaget new little flagship watch isn’t so little, but it is skinny. This is the thinnest automatic tourbillon watch on the planet – and it really is nice to look at. Comes complete with a front mounted solid gold automatic micro-rotor, and rear-mounted power reserve indicator. Sure you can even tell the time as well [...]
When I first saw this Piaget watch almost a year ago it was safely put away behind glass, teasing me with its ‘no-so-thin’ charms. At 43mm wide and just 5.25mm thick, this is a dream come true for people who want a stately looking watch in diameter, but also one that offers an extremely thin [...]
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