Tag: bulgari

2017’s Most Surprising High-End Watches

The end of 2017 is upon us and with it comes a time for reflection. I asked myself the question: “Looking back at the year, which high-end watches surprised me the most?” Surprising watches are those that stand out from a design or technical perspective. This isn’t about value-propositions or novelty, but rather something compelling … Continued

Hublot Big Bang Meca 10

Jewelry Or Watches, Or Both?

The line between jewelry and watches is often vanishingly thin. So how does one easily distinguish the two? Jewelry is wearable art, often produced from precious materials and finished with complicated decorative techniques. A watch is a wearable instrument to tell the time that might be complicated. On the surface these items are totally different, … Continued

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Thin Tourbillons – Five Of The Best

The tourbillon is actually older than widely believed, having been around for over 220 years. Contrary to popular belief, it was not invented in 1801 – that was the date Abraham-Louis Breguet patented the invention – rather he began working on it quite a bit earlier, around 1795. Despite two centuries having passed, that has … Continued

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon

A Quartet Worth Considering From Baselworld 2016

Literally thousands of new watches are debuted at each year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry tradeshow held in Basel, Switzerland. Depending on your tastes and budget, different types of timepieces will appeal to you. I’d like to bring up four of many new watches that I feel well represent the show, and each of these should … Continued

Patek Philippe World Time Ref 5230

Thin Is In: 5 Slimmest Tourbillon Watches For Gents

By Low Ka Wei The tiny rotating mechanical cage that mesmerises watch afficionadoes used to put them in a conundrum: how to properly carry such a complication, which normally adds bulk to a watch, in a formal setting. Thankfully, slimming down the tourbillon is a preoccupation of fine watchmakers who, apart from addressing a need, … Continued

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon uses ball bearings in place of pivots to shave off precious millimetres.
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