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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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News // News models // Friday, 22 May 2015

IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince”

IWC Schaffhausen sends the new Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince”, complete with an innovative jumping star display for the day of the week, off on a journey. Every day, one of seven stars in the inner circle of the dial lights up in gold to symbolize the visit of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s little prince to a different planet. The same seven stars are also engraved as a...

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History // Auction // Friday, 22 May 2015

Phillips takes the Geneva auctions by storm

Bacs is back. Now officiating for the newly established watch department of the Anglo-American auction house Phillips, Aurel Bacs purely and simply steamrollered the competition. It was worth the wait. Christie's former saleroom star, who had virtually dropped off the radar these past eighteen months, returned to the rostrum at Phillips on May 9th and 10th in Geneva, when he presided over the...

Fabrice Eschmann

 
History // Auction // Friday, 22 May 2015

Aurel Bacs: "We each brought our best expertise to the table"

Aurel Bacs reveals why he left Christie's and explains his strategy with Phillips. Cast your mind back to November 10th 2013. After Christie's extravagant "Lesson One" sale in Geneva for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Daytona ("Lesson One" sends Rolex into orbit), Aurel Bacs, the star of the evening, took his final bow after a decade-long career with the auction house....

Fabrice Eschmann

 
News // News models // Thursday, 21 May 2015

Ulysse Nardin Marine Perpetual

A Fusion of Extremes, Ulysse Nardin Marine Perpetual Surprises with Pioneering Exclusive 3S Diamond Setting Process. Introduced by Ulysse Nardin in 1996, the Perpetual Calendar was a watchmaking breakthrough; it was the first Perpetual Calendar to allow the forwards and backwards calendar setting over a single crown. Furthermore, Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar timepieces never need to be...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II

In 2013, the legend of King Arthur was the inspiration for a one-of-a-kind Roger Dubuis creation evocatively named Excalibur Knights of the Round Table. Today, in 2015, Roger Dubuis proudly introduces a new interpretation of the key values that have made this ageless legend truly universal. Manufacture Roger Dubuis has a well-established reputation for springing surprises in many guises, and...

 
Know How // Collection // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 20 May 2015

"There's more to Zenith than El Primero"

The brand positions itself squarely in a segment of affordable fine watches, and is working on a clearer identification of its products that will drive this message home. Chief Executive Aldo Magada explains. In the land of watchmaking, when a brand makes it to a century and a half, this is generally the cue for sumptuous celebrations crowned by a range of truly exceptional products. After...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ralph Lauren Stirrup Petite watch

The Ralph Lauren Stirrup Collection captures the iconic equestrian heritage of Ralph Lauren design with a signature stirrup-shaped silhouette that is a bold expression of the designer’s philosophy. Watches from this collection reflect a spirit of nobility and adventure, evocative of the time-honored bond between horse and rider. For 2015, Ralph Lauren introduces a new addition to the Stirrup...

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