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News // Events // Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Laurent Dordet appointed CEO of La Montre Hermès

Laurent Dordet, currently CEO of Hermès Maroquinerie Sellerie, has been appointed CEO of La Montre Hermès with effect March 1st 2015. 46 years old and a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Paris, Laurent Dordet began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1991. He joined Hermès International at the end of 1995 as part of the Group’s Finance Department. In 2002, he was appointed Deputy...

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News // News models // Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Black and Grey Ceramic

A fantastic third year of collaboration between Ferrari and Hublot is coming to an end. Following the launch of the first two watches, the Big Bang Titanium and the Big Bang Magic Gold in 2012, the famous MP-05 LaFerrari – the only watch in the world with a 50-day power reserve – three Big Bang models in 2013, three Big Bang models in 2014, two new Big Bang Ferrari "racing" versions...

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Know How // Collection // Monday, 23 February 2015

Infinitely high standards at De Bethune

In Geneva, the brand presented three new watches and revealed its production secrets: pursuing its verticalization strategy and fostering old friendships! De Bethune has unveiled three new products during the most important week of watchmaking in Geneva. The first, the DB25T Zodiac—technically demanding with its tourbillon, jumping seconds and five-day power reserve—appeals to the emotions...

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News // News models // Monday, 23 February 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

A new chronograph joins the line of Master Compressor Extreme LAB watches, a collection distinguished by precise and reliable time measurement. The Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 embodies a combination of scientific materials, cutting-edge materials and horological research. Better still, the master artisans of Jaeger-LeCoultre have breathed into it their passion for pushing ever further the...

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News // News models // Friday, 20 February 2015

Breitling Chronoliner

A chronometer-certified chronograph to measure flight times, a second timezone display in 24-hour mode to juggle time differences around the planet, a scratch-resistant high-tech black ceramic bezel: the new Chronoliner reinterprets the spirit of aviation in an original and timeless style. Across more than half a century, aviation has enjoyed spectacular progress. Planes’ performances have...

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News // News models // Friday, 20 February 2015

Ulysse Nardin Vivaldi musical watch

Ulysse Nardin delighted high horology enthusiasts in 2013 with the introduction of “Stranger”. A marvel timepiece, it married movement and design with music, playing a rendition of Strangers in the Night. In its second release, the in-house developed, self-winding, musical mechanical watch performs the Vivaldi melody, Violin Concerto in E. Best known for his violin concertos, Four Seasons,...

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News // News models // Friday, 20 February 2015

Blancpain Villeret Grande Date

For the first time in the Villeret Collection, Blancpain’s most classical timepieces, Blancpain is offering the complication of a grand date. Both elegant and practical, Blancpain’s grand date employs two side-by-side windows for a display affording optimal readability. When Blancpain’s watchmakers conceived the caliber 6950, they had as their objective to maximize legibility of the date,...

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Know How // Collection // Friday, 20 February 2015

Bovet 1822: as far as chronometry can go

Bovet 1822's recent unveiling of the Amadeo Fleurier BraveHeart presents a timepiece that pushes the boundaries of chronometric precision. The result is an exceptional creation, a limited edition of course, for which five patents have been filed. Hotel Beau-Rivage, with its breathtaking vista of Geneva's lakefront, welcomed us for this meeting with representatives of Bovet 1822. An appointment...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // Events // Thursday, 19 February 2015

Swiss watch exports in January 2015: a positive start to the year

The year 2015 got off to a good start for watch exports, after two less favourable months. At 1.6 billion francs, their value was up 3.7% compared to January 2014. This increase was recorded on an already high base and with one less working day. Steel watches registered a sharp rise in value terms, followed by bimetallic timepieces. However precious metals experienced a slight dip in demand....

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