Heart of gold or will of steel, metals have a personality of their own. And watchmakers know how to handle their various moods, armed with patience and expertise.
Omega has just claimed, ad aeternam, the record for the deepest ever dive. A few weeks ago, Vacheron Constantin climbed to the roof of the world. After Panerai with its commandos or Richard Mille and Rambo, "extreme watches" have it tough.
In this early 21st century, table clocks are an invaluable showcase for the imagination and expertise of Fine Watch brands. First in this two-part series are Patek Philippe and Cartier.
End-of-year bonus, bank account in the black, Christmas on the horizon… what better time to indulge in some of that "affordable luxury" we hear so much about. We take the matter in hand with 10 mechanical or quartz watches, with something for every wrist in every style.
His jeans may be faded but his blue eyes have that same intense sparkle. Robert Redford still radiates the natural authority that distinguishes one of cinema's greats. Interview.
Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). From the Middle East, two ladies add their voices. Léa Claude Sfeir is head of Sfeir vintage and of the F.P. Journe boutique in Beirut. Melika Yazdjerdi is Senior Marketing & Communication Director of Seddiqi Holding in Dubai. Both are industry insiders, and one is also a collector in her own right.