Audemars Piguet (AP) and Marvel have revealed the first product of their new partnership, the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon. The reveal doubles as the launch of a partnership that will produce more Marvel-inspired luxe timepieces in the future.
For the Swiss watchmaking industry, 2020 was not a great year. It was actually bad for everyone, obviously, but the hard times that fell on many as the coronavirus pandemic shut down entire industries inevitably put a dent in the luxury goods market in general. One casualty was the offbeat Romain Jerome (RJ) studio, famous for their sophisticated luxury mechanical timepieces often created with superhero tie-ins, like Spider-Man.
You could say Colombian race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya is a fan of the Rolex Daytona. He has “seven or eight” of them in his watch drawer, including the three he was given for winning the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona in 2007, 2008 and 2013. Continue reading THE WORLD’S FIRST SKELETON-DIAL ROLEX DAYTONA WAS MADE FOR A FORMULA 1 CHAMPION
n a time of smart watches requiring nightly recharging and assembly-line produced digital time pieces that only seem fit for military use, Bulgari steadfastly adheres to the art of watchmaking with its most beautifully complex watch yet: the OCTO Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar. Continue reading BULGARI INTRODUCES ITS MOST COMPLICATED WATCH EVER
Say, you’re rich. Really rich. Tom Cruise rich — the kind of rich that should have him rebuking those who dare comment on his diminutive stature with the rebuttal, “If I were to stand atop all my money, I would be the tallest man on earth.” And, say, if — like Tom Cruise, Roman Abramovich or even that nameless Chinese billionaire who makes that tiny but crucial widget that makes your iPhone work — you want to instantly recognize if the person seated beside you at dinner also has a walk-in closet stacked so precariously high with €1,000 notes that he almost perished from lucre-induced suffocation when it once toppled on top of him, how do you go about it subtly? Sadly, in the era of leased supercars, rented mega-homes and borrowed über-yachts, it has become increasingly difficult to discern the pretender from the genuinely minted.