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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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News // News models // Wednesday, 17 September 2014

JeanRichard 1681 brown PVD

A continual reinterpretation of the brand's rich heritage, the 1681 line demonstrates a high degree of creative boldness with a new model that is taking on a chestnut colored coating in PVD. A watch that is destined to be much appreciated by lovers of the warm autumn color shades – and ready for any adventures on and off the beaten paths. Creative boldness is the autumn theme for JeanRichard,...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade

Last night, luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot celebrated the launch of its latest timepiece with Brand Ambassador, Dwyane Wade. The Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade is the famed basketball star’s second edition with Hublot, following the successful launch of the sporty King Power “D-Wade” in 2011. A departure from his first athletic timepiece, the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade exudes an elegant,...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver - Monaco 2014

Ulysse Nardin, Six-Time Principal Sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show, Introduces the Marine Diver – Monaco Limited Edition. In the 19th century, to protect its marine chronometers from the corrosive effect of the salty sea air and to overcome the technical challenges of a floor in constant motion, Ulysse Nardin decided to invest in time. The treasures of audacity and ingenuity it deployed have...

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History // In history // Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The adventure of the pilot's watch (III)

Since the very first civilisations, the measurement of time has progressed with Man's ingenuity. The same is true of aviation, which turned to watchmakers for accurate, functional, durable products. Timepieces in a class of their own with an immediately recognisable design. The end of the Second World War ushered in a golden age for civil and commercial aviation, and certain watch...

Gregory Gardinetti, Christophe Roulet, Emmanuel Schneider

 
News // Events // Tuesday, 16 September 2014

GPHG 2014: Christophe Claret’s Margot and Soprano timepieces both preselected

We are proud to announce that two Christophe Claret timepieces – Margot and Soprano – have been preselected by the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2014 jury ahead of next month’s prize-giving ceremony. Margot has been preselected in the top 6 watches in the “Ladies’ High-Mech” category; Soprano in the top 6 watches in the category for “Striking” timepieces. The winner of each category...

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News // Events // Tuesday, 16 September 2014

IWC brings Cate Blanchett and the flair of Portofino to Zurich

IWC Schaffhausen is extending its Portofino line with a range of new watches that will be launched this October. The new Midsize models travel the globe with a collectionof exclusive photographs taken by star photographer Peter Lindbergh which form the “Timeless Portofino” exhibition. Famous actors and supermodels alike posed in artistic compositionswhich present the Portofino timepieces...

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News // Events // Monday, 15 September 2014

de Grisogono participates in the first-ever FIA FormulaE Championship

de Grisogono is proud to take part in FormulaE, an innovative and new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series. For this inaugural season, de Grisogono participates in this daring new adventure by being the FormulaE Cup Official Trophy Supplier for each winner in each city. The trophies shaped as a wheel, personally designed by Fawaz Gruosi, Founder and...

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