Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home. You can find her at celine-simon.com.
In 2015, Patek Philippe unveiled a new Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph model in the form of the Ref. 5905 in platinum. And at Baselworld this year, a fresh rose gold version joined the lineup. Here’s a look at the brand new Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5905R. READ MORE
To debut a new hand-wound caliber earlier this year, Grand Seiko introduced four new watches to the Elegance Collection—two of them with Urushi lacquer dials inside their rose gold cases. Discover this pair of limited edition Grand Seiko Elegance Collection timepieces featuring an ancient Japanese decorative technique. READ MORE
For Baselworld 2019, Rolex unveiled the latest generation of its famed President watch with a new Day-Date 36 collection, complete with a new movement and new dial executions. With these new models, it’s clear that Rolex is further blurring gender lines and jumping right into the unisex watch trend by going after both a male and female audience. READ MORE
Jacob & Co. is no stranger to making dazzling bejeweled high horology timepieces. This is the brand behind the famous Billionaire diamond tourbillon watch, after all. While Jacob & Co. unveiled some crazy complications at Baselworld 2019, in honor of the new season, we are highlighting a pair of colorful Jacob & Co. Brilliant Flying Tourbillon models to get you into the swing of spring. READ MORE
In the luxury watch realm, there are a handful of icons that go by a single name without needing a reminder of which brand makes it—and the legendary Navitimer is most certainly one of them. Launched in 1952 with a slide-rule bezel to compute complex navigational calculations, the Navitimer was designed with professional pilots in mind. A particularly popular vintage Navi is the “All-Black” 806 from 1959. So to celebrate 60 years of that cult classic, Breitling presented the Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition. READ MORE
Despite the scaled-down size of this year’s Baselworld, some watch brands unveiled a solid assortment of luxury women’s watches geared towards the growing female watch enthusiast crowd. From brand new models to updates to familiar favorites, here are our top picks for the best ladies’ watches from Baselworld 2019. READ MORE