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H. Moser Endeavour. The luxury watch for a black-tie vernissage

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Lime Green ultra luxury watch

The H. Moser & Cie Endeavour watch is the perfect luxury watch for a black-tie vernissage. The H. Moser Endeavour collection exhibits elegant, contemporary minimalism in a classic round watch. These ultra-luxury Swiss watches feature dials in eye-catching vibrant colors produced with the watchmaker’s own fumé enameling technique. Fumé simply means smokey, referring to the …

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Montegrappa’s “The Batman” Pen. Be strong and write with a vengeance.

Montegrappa The Batman Pen, Photo: ©Montegrappa

The Batman pen from the Italian pen maker Montegrappa might cause you to be strong and write with a vengeance. Dark and brooding, this writing instrument evokes the strength steeped in the Batman myth. It is indeed a showable work of art. The Batman is the brawniest pen Montegrappa has ever made. In fact, Bruce …

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Franck Muller luxury watches are the vanguard of watch design

The Franck Muller luxury watches Vanguard Classic with a black titanium case and brushed black dial with striking red and white numbers. Photo: ©The Franck Muller Group

Franck Muller watches are the vanguard of watch design. If your personal style is unconventional yet classy, these watches might be the right watch for you. Franck Muller watches are identifiable by their distinctive shape, the “Cintrée Curvex”, a barrel shape commonly regarded as the brand’s unique silhouette. Similarly, the audacious numeral design and bold …

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Lanier Pens, art deco details accent beautiful exotic wood pens

Lanier Pens. Midnight Raven Burl fountain pen with Art Deco accents.

For pen collectors and art collectors alike, the Art Deco pens from Lanier Pens are sure to get compliments. Lanier is a brand of pen specializing in hand-tooled writing instruments made of exotic woods. Jim Lanier started Lanier Pens in 2005 out of his home workshop. Since then, the business has grown to worldwide distribution …

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Superior writing instruments that celebrate music, food, and story-telling

Montegrappa Tchaikovsky White Swan and Black Swan pens. Photo: © Montegrappa

Luxury pen designer Montegrappa creates superior writing instruments that celebrate the work of other artistic creators. Montegrappa pens are for people who get excited by the script of a finely crafted writing instrument. The feeling is much like witnessing a spectacular musical performance, enjoying a special dinner, or being swept up in an epic story. …

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The Art Watch is exclusive artwork on miniature canvas

Image of Blancpain Great Wave luxury watch. Photo: Blancpain

We know how the fine watch business and the art world enjoy close ties. Yet, a luxury art watch is an artwork in itself, with the dial serving as a miniature canvas. From etchings to appliqué of gold on the dials, watchmakers have created limited-edition models that collectors covet. Owning one of these watches is …

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Audemars Piguet and the Royal Oak watch line

The Royal Oak self winding watch (ref. 77350) with a black ceramic case and bracelet. Photo © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

In an earlier article, we mentioned how fine art and luxury watches enjoy a close business relationship. This is particularly true with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet (“AP” for short). The elite watch brand brings a strong presence to the major art festivals and is an official partner of the Art Basel shows. Additionally, they manage …

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The Breitling Superocean Heritage II shows a legacy with modern technology

Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44 with blue dial and Ocean Classic steel bracelet

First available in 1957, the watches of the original Breitling Superocean collection were intended for professional divers. These early Swiss watches have become collectible, with some models trading near six figures. In 2007, the Superocean Heritage I collection honored the 50th anniversary of the 1950s dive watches by keeping the simple design. Only the minimal …

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Vacheron Constantin is one of not many watchmakers

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Collection, Calendar Complete Open Face watch. Photo: Vacheron Constantin

As you browse, deal, and network at high-end art events, remember to do some watch-spotting. You might notice Vacheron Constantin, a truly special watch brand. A Swiss watchmaker since 1755, Vacheron Constantin makes some of the most complication-rich and esthetically pleasing luxury watches in the industry.