Cartier Crash Squelette (Skeleton) in Platinum
by Kyle Stults on December 11, 2014

Cartier Fine Watchmaking SIHH 2015 preview…

Cartier Crash Skeleton 9618 MC front back

In the first of a new Heritage series for Cartier Fine Watchmaking, the luxury watchmaking powerhouse will in 2015 unveil this remake of one of its more intriguing historical icons, the Crash.   Aside from a larger case sculpted from platinum (mmm, platinum), Cartier has for the first time endowed the Crash with a skeleton movement, built specifically for the case.  The design and execution is as impressive as it is distinctive.  Let’s take a closer look.

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First look…

Richard Mille RM011 NTPT Carbon Yellow  Storm

The RM011 Yellow Storm is 50-piece limited edition offered exclusively through Richard Mille boutiques in the Americas, starting with the Beverly Hills and Las Vegas locations.   Though keepin with the general traits of Richard Mille’s RM011 series (an automatic flyback chronograph watch), this particular RM011 is cased in Mille’s super-cool NTPT carbon case.  Loud and unmistakably Mille, the NTPT carbon case along with bright yellow strap (with titanium DLC buckle) and accents make the Yellow Storm a watch that will draw lots of attention to the wrist — just what many Mille wearers would like, I’d guess.  I know I sure would love wearing a watch like this!

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Christophe Claret Margot Ladies Watch (with Video)
by Kyle Stults on December 09, 2014

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Christophe Claret Margot Watch in White Gold with Baguettes

The Margot, by elite watchmaker Christophe Claret, is a very special ladies watch that deserves a closer look before 2014 comes to a close.  Margot — offered in four limited editions of 20 pieces each — is the first timepiece from Christophe Claret specifically developed for women.   And I must say that it is quite an enchanting and impressive timepiece (as the video below will show you) – clearly this is a piece that Christophe Claret has been thinking about for awhile now!

Claret and his team at the manufacture spared no effort in making this a truly special watch by any standard, as evidenced by the international acclaim Margot has earned:  the Ladies’ High-Mech prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in Switzerland; Best Ladies’ watch prize at the Tiempo de Relojes awards at the SIAR watch fair in Mexico; and the prize for Best Ladies’ timepiece in the Watch of the Year awards organized by respected Polish watch website Chronos24.pl.

Christophe Claret Margot Movement

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New Design for A. Lange Saxonia Models In 2015
by Kyle Stults on December 09, 2014

SIHH 2015 preview…

Redesigned A Lange Saxonia Models 2015

At SIHH in January 2015, A. Lange & Söhne will present three Saxonia models with new design features intended to further enhance their intrinsic gracefulness.  Most intriguing to me is the size change on the base Saxonia — what do you think of a 35mm case size?  Yup, that’s where the new base Saxonia is measuring in at.  We’ll get into that in a moment.  But for now suffice it to say that Lange’s the base Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time are all receiving changes, which I will break down below.

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