Louis Moinet's Treasures of the World Green Aventurine Vertalis Tourbillon seems to be only one of two wristwatches fitted with a quartz aventurine stone

Aventurine: Sparkling, Glittering, Mysterious, And Placing A Galaxy Of Stars On Your Wrist

Despite seeing aventurine in six new wristwatches at SIHH – more than the number of new tourbillons Elizabeth counted – it remains a decorative artisanal element used only by luxury watchmakers in small series or unique pieces for its beauty and decorative properties. While there is some uncertainty about the origin of aventurine, it continues to add mysterious shine and scintillating glamour to watches. Here is what aventurine really is and where it comes from.

Richard Mille RM-11-03 McLaren Senna GTR Concept watch

My 5 Favorite Supercars (And A Superwatch) At The 2018 Geneva Motor Show, From Koenigsegg, Hennessey, McLaren, Pagani And Pininfarina

These are the five prettiest cars from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in my opinion (practicality be gone): Koenigsegg Regera, Hennessey Venom 5, McLaren Senna GTR Concept, Pagani Huayra Roadster, and Pininfarina H2 Speed. As a bonus, one of them was introduced at the same time as a new Richard Mille watch decorated in McLaren orange!

Schwarz-Etienne Roswell 08

Schwarz-Etienne Roswell 08: Extraterrestrial Inspiration

The Schwarz-Etienne Roswell collection already had a great set of bones, even if they were a bit on the safe side, but the newest versions have honed in on the extraterrestrial inspiration and really found their stride. Check out the out-of-this-world Roswell 08 right here!

The first of the revolutionary AgenGraphe chronograph movements off the production line sits at the heart of Carpe Diem by Agenhor and HEAD for Only Watch 2017

The AgenGraphe By Agenhor: The Most Significant Chronograph Since . . . Since The Invention Of The Chronograph (Archive)

The initial key concepts for the AgenGraphe chronograph included having the elapsed time indicators displaying around the center hole so that the indications were large and highly legible, and that the minute and hour displays jumped instantaneously so that there could be no confusion when reading elapsed time. But the new chronograph ended up offering much more than that. Much more!

Watchmakers: The Masters of Art Horology, clockwise from top left Jean Daniel Nicolas (Mr. Daniel Roth), George Daniels, Roger Smith and Hajime Asaoka

Best Exhibition Of Independent Watchmaking Of 2018 (Outside SIHH): Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutilainen, Jean Daniel Nicolas/Daniel Roth, Vianney Halter, Christophe Claret, De Bethune/Denis Flageollet, Hajime Asaoka, Romain Gauthier, Roger W. Smith, Laurent Ferrier, Christian Klings, And George Daniels In Rome, New York, Hong Kong, And London

‘Watchmakers: The Masters of Art Horology’ is an international traveling exhibition of watches by 13 of the world’s best independent watchmakers and horologists. This special exhibition of horological art was created by the Maxima Gallery in Rome at the behest of gallery director Claudio Proietti.

Inside Scoop! We Reveal What Big Brands Including Rolex, Omega, IWC And Cartier Don’t Want You To Know About Servicing. You Will Literally Not Believe This Is True!

When I say unbelievable, I mean what were Rolex, Omega, IWC, and Cartier thinking? Get the real inside story on servicing watches here.

Ace X NOMOS Orion 100 Years of De Stijl

Ace Jewelers x Nomos: Celebrating 100 Years Of ‘De Stijl’

Can something that is highly functional also be art? If there is one brand that has proven — at least in watches — that functional objects can be art it is Nomos. The German company’s designs can are minimalistic, which leads to enormous focus on every minuscule detail. The ‘De Stijl’ version offered by Ace Jewelers in Amsterdam takes all of this even further in a limited edition that costs no more than the regular collection edition.

Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull

Are Straps And Bracelets The Ultimate Watch Accessory? Breguet, Hublot, And Bulgari Seem To Think So

Watch straps have come a long way since the era of Caroline Murat (née Bonaparte), who is said to have commissioned the world’s first wristwatch from the talented and accomplished Abraham-Louis Breguet when uniting a bracelet with a timepiece was an unprecedented pairing. But most probably don’t break as many fashion boundaries as these three examples by Bulgari, Hublot, and Breguet.

Lume shot: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date glowing in the dark

5 Of The Best Classic Three-Hand Timepieces With Date From SIHH 2018

Here are Sabine Zwettler’s favorite five “three hands plus date” from the fantastic watches on display at SIHH 2018. What they all have in common is their meticulous attention to detail, including numerals, hands, case sizes, and materials as well as color schemes and top-notch straps and bracelets, which result in the classiest of looks.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic on the wrist

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic: To Live With Is To Love

There is nothing quite like the experience that wearing an ultra-thin mechanical watch can provide. Despite a svelte, often understated case hugging your wrist in a barely perceptible embrace, you know that a there is a fully mechanical movement functioning at the edge of what is mechanically possible beating inside. And the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is an especially fine example according to Martin Green.