Watches With Diamonds? Here Are 5 That Men Can Actually Wear

Yes, we’re talking men’s watches with diamonds. No, don’t click away from this post just yet.  I am aware that this is a bit of a tricky subject, since most men don’t like to wear diamonds. However, a lot of men who love watches do have respect for the work that goes into diamonds — the cutting, polishing, setting, et cetera.

Ever since I visited the Bunter factory just outside Geneva (read more about my visit in this article from my blog, Fratellowatches.com), a company that specializes in cutting and setting diamonds for watches from Cartier, Patek Philippe, Hublot and others, my interest in diamonds and diamond-setting has increased. I was actually the first journalist who got to see that company’s entire process from A to Z. It was an amazing experience, and taught me that even some of the biggest names oin watchmaking, such as Cartier and Patek Philippe, entrust the work on their diamond-set master pieces to outside experts. I still wouldn’t normally be inclined to wear a watch with diamonds myself, but when I thought about the few that I would, I came up with the following list. read more

Continue reading »

Vintage Style: 10 Modern Re-Editions of Vintage Watches

The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new.

1. Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic

Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic
Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic

Inspired by an Alpina aviation chronograph from the 1930s.

2. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

This modern timepiece is directly inspired by the first Tank watch, launched in 1922, which was created as a gift for General John Pershing. read more

Continue reading »

5 Major Trends at SIHH 2017: Will Baselworld Follow Suit?

In January, the 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva welcomed not only a couple of new brands (Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, plus five newcomers that were added to the Carré des Horlogers), but also the public. For the first time ever, SIHH opened its doors to end consumers on its last day: a great opportunity for the 15,000 visitors to discover the novelties of some of the world’s most important watch brands. Also, a great way to get a better overview of where the industry might be heading in 2017 — and what we might expect from the watch industry’s biggest showcase, Baselworld 2017, at the end of this month. Here’s a look at five major watch-world trends. read more

Continue reading »