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Trade fairs // Watches & Wonders 2014 // Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Watches&Wonders, Act 2 in Hong Kong

The first edition tested the waters. The second confirms this now annual Haute Horlogerie exhibition in Asia, which is set to become a fixture in the horological calendar. There was no mistaking the determination with which the Chief Executives of the thirteen exhibiting Maisons at Watches&Wonders* cut through the ceremonial ribbon at the official opening of the second Haute...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 30 September 2014

IWC: new Portofino Midsize watches

The new Midsize collection now makes the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece. With the Portofino Midsize AutomaticMoon Phase and the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, two radiant 37-millimetre beauties available in seven different versions designed to reflect the timeless elegance of the Italian coastal resort join the...

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News // Events // Monday, 29 September 2014

Blancpain applauds the expanded commitment of Pristine Seas

On Monday September 22, in New York, at the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Geographic Society announced a major expansion of its Pristine Seas campaign to help protect our planet's most species-rich marine areas, with a goal of convincing governments to safeguard 20 new locations, comprising more than two million square kilometers of ocean world-wide. Blancpain has been a leader in the...

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News // Events // Monday, 29 September 2014

Breguet at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

On the evening of September 24, 2014, world-renowned watch brand, Breguet, celebrated the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ announcement of the curation of “Breguet: Art & Innovation in Watchmaking” to launch in September 2015 at the Legion of Honor. This historic exhibition marks the largest collection of Breguet antique timepieces ever to be shown in the Americas. An exquisite evening gala...

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News // Events // Friday, 26 September 2014

Richard Mille opens new flagship store on Mount Street, Mayfair

Richard Mille is pleased to announce the opening of its first UK stand-alone boutique in one of London’s finest addresses. While retaining its distinctive local community feel Mayfair is one of the city’s most discerning neighbourhoods, internationally renowned for its many designer shops, art galleries and the largest concentration of five star hotels. The Richard Mille Boutique on Mount...

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News // Events // Friday, 26 September 2014

IWC celebrates construction of new production facility

As one of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC is once again investing in its Schaffhausen home, the location of the company’s head-quarters since 1868. The watch manufacturer celebrated the go-ahead for work to begin on the new production and technology centre in the Merishausertal on the outskirts of Schaffhausen with a traditional ceremony. Members of IWC Management...

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News // Events // Thursday, 25 September 2014

Piaget “Perfection in Life”

Maison’s timepieces and jewellery creations take centre-stage in new global advertising campaign. Inspired by the Maison’s historical passion for perfection, Piaget unveils “Perfection in Life”, a new global advertising campaign and a seductive invitation to experience a universe of exceptional pieces in the most inspiring locations around the world. Created by BETC Luxe, the campaign...

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News // News models // Thursday, 25 September 2014

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time

The latest Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time offers a second time zone function, very popular with travelers and a first in this iconic classically-inspired collection. Who doesn’t fantasize about being able to be in two different places at once? The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time defies longitudes to travel through time and space. The latest offering from the Manufacture's workshop makes...

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Focus // From Switzerland with Love // Wednesday, 24 September 2014

From Switzerland with Love

As connected watches arrive in droves on the market, Swiss watchmaking continues to lay the groundwork for future conquests, with one major "practical" consideration: movement production. Mechanical, of course. No sooner had the likes of LG and Samsung taken IFA - the global trade show for consumer electronics in Berlin - by storm with their connected watches than technophiles were...

Christophe Roulet

 
From Switzerland with Love // Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A growing choice

While major players such as Swatch (Blancpain, Breguet, Harry Winston…), Richemont (Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget...), LVMH (Hublot, TAG Heuer, Zenith...) or Kering (Gucci, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin…) dispose of sufficient production capacity to cover the majority of their requirements for mechanical movements, this hasn't prevented them, and every other Fine Watch firm, from courting...

Christophe Roulet