horology (watches and timepieces)

Marvel and Audemars Piguet? The Black Panther Flying Tourbillon

AP Marvel Black Panther Tourbillon

I’ll admit that when I heard there was a “Black Panther” Tourbillon watch, I thought it might be a collaboration with Romaine Jerome, whose Spiderman Tourbillon is their second Marvel Collaboration or with Memorigin the Honk Kong Tourbillon maker who currently sells three Marvel Super Hero watches for around $40k a piece. But high watchmaking house Audemars Piguet? That’s unexpected. And a little controversial among collectors. (more…)

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Louis Vuitton Vanitas-Inspired Tambour Carpe Diem Watch

louis vuitton tambour carpe diem watch

Watches and Wonders Week brought the leading names in watchmaking worldwide together for more than ten days this past April in Geneva and Shanghai. The most important online and offline watch event ever held, it was a global showcase for the watch industry’s most respected watch brands to showcase their exceptional timepieces. One of the standouts at this year’s event was the Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem watch where, with the press of a button, a diamond prompts the snake to move through the skull, opening its mouth to reveal the words “Carpe Diem”, latin for Seize The Day. (more…)

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Year of The Rat Watches by The Top Luxury Brands

The Chinese New Year has become an annual artistic endeavor for many of the most expensive and highly respected luxury watch brands. A chance to add to their Métiers d’Art collections, Panerai, Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin, Chopard, Jaquet Droz and Piaget have all released limited edition watches honoring the Chinese Year of The Rat. (more…)

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Artist Milo Manara for Ulysse Nardin

Watchmakers Ulysse Nardin has launched a collection of 10 new watches in collaboration with celebrated artist Milo Manara. Manara, an Italian comic book writer and artist, is one of the most important international erotic cartoonists and has worked with everyone from Frederico Fellini to Neil Gaiman for DC Comics. (more…)

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Ralph Lauren Launches Polo Bear Watches

The Ralph Lauren brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has just unveiled the very first watches ever designed by Ralph for his famous Polo brand (RL has several other fancy watch collections for his other brands). The four unisex watches feature four differently dressed teddy bears. Yes, you heard me. Teddy bears. Each clad in different fashion styles inspired by Ralph’s own. And they cost $2,000 each.  (more…)

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