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An Hour at the Gym Is Worth Two at the Tailor’s

October 3, 2012

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For all the talk about cut and fit when it comes to suits, the facts are that as much as your tailor might be a wizard at disguising unsightly bumps and bulges, the master at Saville Row is still casting an illusion- You’re the one that needs to make it real. The adage- an hour […]

Ostentation Defined: JP Morgan Palladium Card

May 13, 2011

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I’m not impressed. How much of a douche do you have to be to really want a card that is literally made of Palladium? According to JP Morgan, their Palladium Card is not open to membership like AMEX Centurion card; It’s only available to clients with JP Morgan Private Banking and that means having accounts […]

Christian Bedat on Swiss Luxury Watch Myths and Truisms

January 11, 2011

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It’s a common myth that Swiss Luxury watches enjoy over 2000% profit margin. It’s more a truism than a myth. Stepping away from high end complications and mono boutiques;  many brands claim 100% movements are made in Switzerland (legally, it used to be 50% of the movement. It’s now 80%) but movements only factor 4% of […]

China, the Death of True Luxury and the emergence of New Luxury

December 20, 2010

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To say this man is not new to the luxury watch industry would be an understatement. The man practically lives and breathes what must be very green very crisp air of the Alps. After all, it was only 4 years ago that he left Bedat & Co, a firm he and his mother jointly founded […]

Haute Hitler: Dictatorial Trend Icons

October 27, 2010

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A cursory glance of the malls today bring us lux brands like Panerai and U-Boat. Yet, beneath the glitz and glare of halogen lamps at Ion Orchard, many of us walk these hallowed halls unaware of the sordid dictator endorsements of these brand icons. Panerai was the watch of choice of one-third of the ORIGINAL […]

That’s No Richard Mille. It’s a Christophe Claret DualTow

October 25, 2010

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It’s a writer’s hazard. There are occasions where you come across an item so inspiring and the words simply flow. Other times, a product so astounding, you’re simply at a loss for words. The DualTow by Christophe Claret falls in the latter. An exceptional timepiece to mark 20 years of watchmaking Based in Le Locle, […]

Baume and Mercier Classima Executives 2010

September 6, 2010

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I’m often told that some of my luxe reviews read too positively. Truth is, if I didn’t believe in the brand values, it’s unlikely that it gets into the editorial line up. That said, for the purpose of maintaining integrity, I do prefer to disclose any ownership (always self-purchased) before a review. And yes, I […]

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