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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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History // In history // Monday, 15 September 2014

The adventure of the pilot's watch (II)

Since the very first civilisations, the measurement of time has progressed with Man's ingenuity. The same is true of aviation, and timepieces were the natural companions of those early adventurers who blazed a trail in the sky with their amazing, heavier-than-air machines. The rise of civil aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, alongside exploits by such legends as Mermoz, Lindberg, Saint Exupéry,...

Gregory Gardinetti, Christophe Roulet, Emmanuel Schneider

 
News // News models // Monday, 15 September 2014

Breitling Cockpit B50

Breitling once again establishes itself as the partner of aviation by launching a new multifunction electronic chronograph equipped with an “in-house” analog and digital-display caliber – a brand- exclusive development. Designed to accompany aviators in all their missions, this Cockpit B50 innovates through its broad range of functions, its user friendliness as well as its ultra-legible display...

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Markets - // The fight against fakes // Monday, 15 September 2014

Customs training in Miami: the battle to prevent infringements of Swiss made in America

The American customs administration and the FH are collaborating closely to curb unlawful use of the Swiss made label. For some time, all eyes in the watch industry have been turned to the East, to China. So is it business as usual in the West? This view tends to overlook the fact that in an average year, the American market is a highly profitable customer for the Swiss watch industry. As the...

Michel Arnoux / FH

 
History // In history // Friday, 12 September 2014

The adventure of the pilot's watch (I)

Since the very first civilisations, the measurement of time has progressed with Man's ingenuity. The same is true of aviation, and timepieces were the natural companions of those early adventurers who blazed a trail in the sky with their amazing, heavier-than-air machines. How can we imagine the extraordinary advances in aviation without navigation? How could these improbable machines cross...

Gregory Gardinetti, Christophe Roulet, Emmanuel Schneider

 
News // Events // Friday, 12 September 2014

Jaeger-LeCoultre awards the winners of the Venice Film Festival

During the Awards Ceremony on the closing night of the festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented its iconic Reverso watch to the winners of the Best Film (Golden Lion) Award, as well as to the year’s Best Actress and Best Actor. These three personalised timepieces – adorned with a lacquered engraving depicting a lion, the symbol of Venice – are handcrafted in accordance with the finest traditions by...

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News // Events // Thursday, 11 September 2014

Zenith and the "Mikael Carlson Blériot XI" bring a legend back to life

In 1909, Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel on board his Blériot XI. This archetypal single-engine aeroplane from the very beginning of aviation was present at the AIR14 Payerne show in Switzerland on Saturday 6th September. The aircraft rekindled the glorious moments of its pilot, accompanied in his exploits by his Zenith watch. A hundred years of military aviation mean a century of...

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News // Events // Thursday, 11 September 2014

Swatch Group and Omega: partnership with "The Circle" at Zurich Airport

The world’s largest watchmaker and one of its leading brands will have a significant presence at an impressive new commercial centre. At a press joint press conference with Zurich Airport’s management at The Swatch Group Lab in Zurich, Swatch Group CEO Nicolas Hayek and Omega president Stephen Urquhart announced their companies' plans for an ambitious presence at The Circle at Zurich Airport....

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News // News models // Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Urwerk EMC Black

Entirely conceived, developed and created by URWERK, EMC – for Electro Mechanical Control – ­is the world's first 100% mechanical, high precision watch enabling its owner to monitor the movement's timing rate. And there's more: EMC also enables simple adjustment of the timing to suit the daily rhythm and lifestyle of its owner. In addition to EMC's conventional indications – hours, minutes,...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 10 September 2014

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time

H. Moser & Cie. exhibits entrepreneurial flair with the creation of the Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time , an elegant watch bringing together very rare elements. The automatic manufacture calibre HMC 802 uses the first tourbillon ever developed by H. Moser & Cie. This tourbillon is like no other thanks to two ingenious features invented by H. Moser & Cie. Firstly, the state-of-the-art...

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