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Point of view // Va' pensiero // Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Biennale des Antiquaires

Twelve billion dollars. This is, we are officially told, the amount achieved by global art sales in 2013. A figure which experts assure us has never been reached for as long as a carefully controlled art market has existed. In a few months' time we shall find out whether 2014 reaches similar heights or if, like the luxury market, it experiences a certain slowdown in growth. There are,...

Franco Cologni

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ralph Lauren timepieces for the holidays

Inspired by the excitement and glamour of the holiday season, Ralph Lauren presents pieces from the Chunky Chain fine jewelry collection and two magnificent models from the Ralph Lauren Stirrup timepiece collection: the handsome 18K rose gold Stirrup Large Chronograph for him and, the stunning 18K white gold Stirrup Petite Diamond Link timepiece fully paved with white diamonds for her. ...

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Markets - // The fight against fakes // Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuscany: clandestine immigration and counterfeiting go hand in hand

Three years ago in these same columns (Revue FH) we reported on efforts by officers of the Guardia di Finanza to curb counterfeiting in Tuscany. The region of Florence is well known beyond Italy’s borders for its rich manufacturing heritage, handed down from the Middle Ages. Over time, the modest artisans of yesteryear have become global brands. Unfortunately, this outward appearance of grand...

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News // Events // Friday, 19 September 2014

VMF and CSEM launch a mechanical movement with an exceptional power-reserve

A perfect partnership : the watchmaking skills of Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF) combined with the creativity of CSEM and its mastery of silicon technologies to produce an invention which drastically increases the power-reserve of the mechanical watch. Culmination of a project initiated seven years ago. Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier has drawn on all its watchmaking know-how to industrialize a...

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News // Events // Friday, 19 September 2014

Greubel Forsey - The first decade

10 years already – how time flies! Watchmaking tradition is transcended thanks to a truly original approach. Founded in 2004, Greubel Forsey celebrates its 10th anniversary. Located in a hi-tech building in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Atelier employs almost 120 professionals producing around one hundred exceptional timepieces a year. An impressive number of patented inventions and extraordinary...

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News // News models // Friday, 19 September 2014

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton present their own IWC watches

Together with its brand ambassadors and race-winning Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has developed two special edition watches, each limited to 250 pieces. Just days before the Singapore Grand Prix, the two Silver Arrow drivers each unveiled their own personal Ingenieur Chronograph. In addition, IWC Schaffhausen announces the...

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News // Events // Thursday, 18 September 2014

Piaget offre un nouvel écrin à ses plus belles créations

Available only in French - Genève, 1959. La Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget ouvre sa première boutique mondiale dans la mythique rue du Rhône. Les créations horlogères et joaillières de la Maison attirent l’élite internationale, qui découvre la force créative de Piaget dans un esprit de salon chaleureux et accueillant. Deux ans après avoir offert à sa boutique un nouveau décor, Piaget...

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News // Events // Thursday, 18 September 2014

Swiss watchmaking in August 2014: watch exports remain stable

August is one of the weakest months of the year for watch exports. Their level remained the same as last year, at 1.5 billion francs. More precisely, this represents a change of -0, 2%. The trend of wrist watch exports was more favourable than that of other products, although the variation was very small. Their value rose by 0.6% thanks in particular to bimetal, steel and platinum watches. In...

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Point of view // Verbatim // Thursday, 18 September 2014

Apple Watch makes its debut, the market is sceptical

On September 9th, Apple revealed its new range of products, which includes the Apple Watch. They are, says Chief Executive Tim Cook, the "next chapter in Apple's story". Here is a round-up of what the press has to say. It's been a long wait since 2012, but Apple finally unveiled its smartwatch at a media event in Cupertino, California. The technology giant has launched its fair...

Félicie Roulet

 
News // Events // Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille: a resounding success for the 1st editon!

The weekend started Saturday 6th of September with a fabulous gala dinner in the Chantilly horse museum with the prestigious presence of Richard Mille friends, Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied, newly appointed Director of the Opera de Paris. They joined over 500 guests to celebrate the rebirth of the concours d‘elegance in the fabulous setting of the Chantilly Chateau and the...

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