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News // Events // Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The 2015 edition of the EPHJ

The 14th EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Fair opens today at Palexpo in Geneva. With 867 exhibitors and over 20,000 professional visitors from Switzerland and abroad expected to attend over 4 days, the event’s status as an international leader in the field of high-precision expertise is confirmed. EPHJ-EPMT-SMT, inaugurated today by Geneva State Councillor Monsieur Pierre Maudet, is a unique showcase in Europe for...

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Markets - // Economy // Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hong Kong sounds the alarm

The number-one destination for Swiss watch exports is battling against the strong Swiss franc, falling tourism and China's economic slowdown. The Hong Kong watch federation has even written to Swiss manufacturers asking for a drop in prices. Sometimes it takes a hard knock to elicit a response. Figures compiled by Swiss customs authorities show that in April this year, the country's watch...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Monday, 1 June 2015

Ulysse Nardin Black Sea

Embracing its rich oceanic history as a master creator of timepieces for diving and sailing, Ulysse Nardin reveals its latest model in the Black Sea line of watches. Carrying on the characteristics of the family, the Black Sea is highly durable with an athletic structure presenting a stainless steel case coated with vulcanized rubber. The vulcanization process enhances the timepiece’s comfort...

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News // News models // Friday, 29 May 2015

Harry Winston Project Z9

The House of Harry Winston introduces Project Z, a high-tech timepiece collection, dedicated to one of the most prestigious complications housed within a sports-like exterior. In keeping with the line’s innovative spirit, the Project Z9 channels a technically sophisticated vibe, which expresses a strong sense of performance through its case, dial and movement. Tough and durable Like all...

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Markets - // In the market // Friday, 29 May 2015

Rolex makes a flying start to the year (II)

The record prices achieved at the latest Geneva auctions are a reflection of Rolex's almost obsessive pursuit of mechanical quality, further demonstrated by Calibre 3255, a new-generation movement that promises "superlative" precision. The arrival in June of Rolex's new CEO coincides with Bank Vontobel's confirmation of the brand's position at the forefront of the watch industry....

Christophe Roulet

 
News // Events // Thursday, 28 May 2015

A. Lange & Söhne grants “Best of Show“ trophy

Special model of the Lange 1 Time Zone for owner of the most beautiful car at Concorso d’Eleganza. On 24 May 2015, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid handed over a special timepiece to the American David Sydorick. The owner of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato is the winner of this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza jury award “Best of Show“. His more than 80 years old car has been chosen as the most...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 27 May 2015

FHH partners of the “Telling Time” exhibition

The mudac, which is the only design museum in French-speaking Switzerland, a region considered one of the glo- bal centres of watchmaking, decided to investigate the universe of timekeeping. It is the first design museum to take such a wide-ranging and cross-disciplinary view of watchmaking, bringing together in Telling Time the products of an internationally renowned tradition of fine...

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Markets - // Economy // Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rolex makes a flying start to the year (I)

With a new CEO and confirmation of its leadership in the high-end segment, Rolex enjoys an enviable position, not to mention an alleged appearance among rioters in Milan. It's a touchy subject. For Rolex at least. That its name should be linked to the rioters who spilled onto the streets of Milan on the opening day of Expo Milano 2015 – and by prime minister Matteo Renzi no less – didn't go...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal

Watchmaking must be consistently challenged, both technically and artistically. With the RM 27-02, Richard Mille presents a new uncompromising caliber that reinterprets the art and methods of watch design in the 21st century. It is in the run-up to the 114th French Open, where emblematic Richard Mille partner Rafael Nadal will be vying for his tenth title, that the Swiss Jura brand is...

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