Thursday, June 15, 2006


When you are very involved and interested in Fine Swiss Watches you can't help but learn a little about Switzerland itself. Something new I just learned was the name Helvetia. Helvetia is the old Roman or Latin name for the area of central Europe we now know as Switzerland. It is the name that Switzerland itself uses when they don't want to use any of their other official languages (French, German, Italian or Romansh). The official Latin name of the country is "Confœderatio Helvetica" abreviated CH - (hence the ".ch" you see at the end of Swiss websites).

Helvetia is also often depicted as a woman, sometimes called the mother of the Swiss nation. She is a symbol of Switzerland much like Uncle Sam is a symbol of the United States.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Look at those curves

Audemars Piguet Canape

Audemars Piguet Canape

The curves of those lugs and the domed crystal of the Audemars Piguet Canape are like no other in the fine world of watches right now. With so many watches out their that look the same Audemars Piguet definitely keeps things unique. This rose gold version is available for sell on our website.