Principe di Savoia’s Tasteful Lesson Plan

For those who wish to do more than just savor Italian food and wines, Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia has introduced cooking and wine-pairing classes, available through 2012. Students get a hands-on lesson in the classic Milanese cuisine of executive chef Fabrizio Cadei, followed by dinner at the hotel’s Acanto restaurant, featuring the class menu […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Pit Boss

As Aston Martin reconsiders its AMR-One LMP1 sports car racing project, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new AMVOX5 World Chronograph LMP1 ($20,900) continues waving the green flag. Engineered with an easy-to-read, highly accurate chronograph paired with a world time function, the 250-piece limited edition is the latest model to emerge from the seven-year collaboration. Legibility was a priority for […]

Chopard’s Speed Racer

Chopard’s fifth limited-edition Jacky Ickx watch was developed with input from its namesake racing legend to evoke the spirit of classic car racing. The Jacky Ickx Edition V ($11,140) pays tribute to Ickx’s six wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours with the numbers 6/24 engraved on the case back. Limited to 2,000 pieces, the […]

Carl F. Bucherer’s Center of Attention

The steel Manero CentralChrono ($7,100) by Carl F. Bucherer breaks from traditional chronograph design by using centrally mounted hands to track the elapsing minutes and seconds of the stopwatch function instead of typical sub-dial totalizers. The adaptation, a first for the brand, presents a highly legible chronograph with a clean and classic dial layout featuring […]

HD3’s Electric Slyde

In an effort to rethink watchmaking for the 21st century, Jorg Hysek of HD3 created the groundbreaking Slyde watch concept, which is born of the smartphone age. Rather than a typical dial with hands, the electronic Slyde ($6,800 to $15,000) is endowed with a touchscreen that allows you to change the display with a slide […]

Panerai’s Art Movement

Nearly 80 international designers and artists, including Damien Hirst and Maarten Baas, created their expressions and interpretations of the concept of time for a Panerai-sponsored exhibit, “O’Clock: Time Design, Design Time,” at Milan’s Triennale museum. Curated by architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, the exhibit runs through January 8, 2012. Among the highlights are Hirst’s two spin […]

Dr. Ludwig Oechslin

Though dr. ludwig oechslin officially left Ulysse Nardin to direct the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2003, his oeuvre and association with the brand will continue to unfold for years to come. With 2009’s Moonstruck, for example, Ulysse Nardin presented Oechslin’s fourth astronomical masterpiece, a specialty that launched his career at the company […]

Carole Forestier-Kasapi

When her vacuum cleaner broke last summer, Carole Forestier-Kasapi did not phone a repair shop. She dismantled the machine and fixed it herself. The response was a natural one for the director of movement development at Cartier. As a young girl growing up in a watchmaking family in France, she used to take apart broken […]

Parmigiani’s Historical Perspective

This fall, about 50 pieces from the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation collection will venture out of Switzerland for the first time, taking up temporary residence from October 26 through November 26 at A La Vieille Russie, a Manhattan gallery that has specialized in rare works for 160 years. The exhibit will showcase masterpieces by […]

Vacheron Constantin’s American Dreams

Vacheron Constantin watches first arrived on American shores in 1832, but it wasn’t until this year that the brand opened its first boutique in the United States, in New York City. Vacheron marked the milestone with three limited-edition watches that are exclusively available through the Madison Avenue store. Limited to 64 pieces, the Historiques American […]

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