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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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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...

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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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