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News // News models // Monday, 27 April 2015

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 ‘Frost’

Frost. Brrrrr! For many, the word "frost" conjures forth images of breath-condensing cold and bright, early-morning winter sunshine scintillating off frost-covered lawns. That natural frost sparkles vivaciously due to light reflecting off the microscopically uneven ice crystals – exactly like the LM101 Frost sparkles due to light reflecting off its microscopically uneven frosted...

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Point of view // Ad alert // Monday, 27 April 2015

Ulysse Nardin riding the waves

The "brand with the anchor" is taking to the seas, at a rate of knots, as official partner to Artemis Racing, one of the teams competing in the 35th America's Cup. Like many of his compatriots, British skipper Iain Percy is as much a dab hand at humour as he is at taking the helm of his ultra-fast catamaran. The bewhiskered sailor spoke affably about the partnership that now unites...

Louis Nardin

 
Know How // Collection // Friday, 24 April 2015

The Blossoming of Ladies’ Timepieces

In 2008, it was still big news when a ladies’ watch had an automatic movement. The focus of most discussions about ladies’ timepieces was on design and finish. Most movements were still quartz, but ladies’ watches were emerging as the perfect venue for the finishing crafts of watchmaking, and it was an exciting time. Today, not only have ladies’ metiers pieces become entrenched as an important...

Carol Besler

 
News // News models // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Friday, 24 April 2015

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

Rolex is introducing a new black and 18 ct Everose gold version of its nautical Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, fitted exclusively with the innovative Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex. This technical bracelet combines in a singular way the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap. At its core lies a...

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News // Events // Know How // Training // Thursday, 23 April 2015

La FHH et le BJO signent un partenariat au service du savoir-faire joaillier et horloger

Available in French only - Le lundi 20 avril dernier, Madame Fabienne Lupo, Présidente de la Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) et Madame Bernadette Pinet-Cuoq, Présidente de BJO Formation, ont signé une convention de partenariat entre leurs deux organismes de formation professionnelle continue. Cette collaboration inédite vise à promouvoir le savoir-faire d’excellence des Métiers de la...

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News // News models // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 22 April 2015

H. Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds

Launched in 2014, the Venturer collection has been widely acclaimed for its unique design, inspired by the convex shapes of the 1960s. In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. is exploring further by launching a resolutely neo-vintage model whose lacquered white dial, decorated with Roman numerals, features a champfered detailing on a circular flange as well as blued steel hands. This watch has an air of...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Breguet reinvents "Tradition"

The brand came to Baselworld with three new watches in its Tradition collection, including the Chronographe Indépendant 7077 and the Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087. Both offer further demonstration of what innovation means at Breguet. In Breguet's language, "Tradition" means a collection of timepieces whose main movement parts are positioned in full view above the plate, and such...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6

The curtain rises on the sixth chapter of Histoire de Tourbillon. This High Watchmaking and High Complication by Harry Winston once again pushes the envelope in both technical sophistication and exclusivity. Its HW4701 caliber is the most complex in the Histoire de Tourbillon series. A genuine first in the history of horology, it combines two independent hour indications: one regulated by a...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Monday, 20 April 2015

de Grisogono Instrumento N° Uno Annual Calendar

Inspired by the endless creativity of its founder, Fawaz Gruosi, Haute Horlogerie brand de Grisogono introduces a new aesthetic to its flagship Instrumento collection, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Masculine and original in its design, this annual calendar measures time with natural elegance. The dial adopts a subtle asymmetry to display the calendar indications, with a...

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Point of view // Interview // Monday, 20 April 2015

Marc Hayek: "Show what we're made of!"

Marc Hayek, member of Swatch Group's Executive Management Board and the man at the head of Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, talks about the drop in average spend on watches, and how strategic choices made in recent years are showing their significance in the current climate. At Baselworld, Marc Hayek gave the lowdown on Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, three of the six brands in Swatch...

Christophe Roulet