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Unless your day job requires you to study the sky for navigation, keeping track of crop harvests, or measuring the tides, having a moonphase complication in your wristwatch may seem a frivolity. Unlike the perpetual calendar or other more ‘practical’ complication, the moonphase was born out of the historical need…

One of the most significant motifs of the warm season, the butterfly is a special favourite of haute joaillerie and horlogerie maisons. The delicate creature is multi-faceted, beautiful to behold, and requires complex techniques to replicate onto a watch face. SolitaireLuxe  presents seven exquisite timepieces that pay tribute to the beauty…

Look back to the quartz revolution of the 1970s and, you’d probably recall the near-demise of Swiss watchmaking industry, with many traditional watch manufacturers staring into the abyss. The then new technology fuelled the demand for cheaper yet, highly accurate watches that require little maintenance.   Fast forward to the…

What’s in a film? Arguably it’s the story, the acting skills, or perhaps the actors themselves who take precedence. But at SolitaireLuxe, we look out for the details — iconic watches. We round up who was wearing what and where, and how to get the same look.       OMEGA…

Gold intrigues. A rare, pure and soft yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile of all metals. Depending on what is mixed in with it, gold can appear silver, pink, copper red, aside from its native and inimitable yellow hue.   In the 13th century, gold was used…

“Athleisure” is gaining traction, and it looks like the trend is here to stay. From Chanel’s tweed sneakers to Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M, clothes are fashionably sporty and look good — both in and out of the gym. Beyoncé jumped in with her activewear line Ivy Park in collaboration…

The art of watchmaking encompasses both artful and technical aspects. A complicated tourbillon is a respected ingenuity while guilloché work is a technical tapestry of artistic mastery. Yet, it’s no doubt that every great face should come with a beautiful body. We rounded up our favourite timepieces with their dressier…

Luxury timepieces constantly evolve, often revolving around trends like watch case materials, new types of straps, or innovative mechanisms and complications. In the quest for ever more desirable products, tried-and-true watchmaking standards are reintepreted and updated. This is where the use of colour comes to the fore, as a useful…

From 18 to 21 May 2016, Officine Panerai will be holding an exclusive exhibition, Dive Into Time in the crypt of the former Basilica of San Pancrazio, Florence. The home of the Marino Marini Museum, the exhibition will showcase unseen creations from different periods of Panerai. The 1,000 sq-m exhibition area…