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News // News models // Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Louis Vuitton jewelry watches Cruise 2015

Louis Vuitton presented a jewelry watches collection inspired by the 2015 Cruise show. This collection embodies the daring mix of know-how and creation. It celebrates the multitude of colours and one pattern stood out on several looks, the « Ramage ». With this collection, Louis Vuitton combines modernity and know-how with the help of « Métier d’art » techniques : a combination of two...

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News // News models // Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon

For 2015, with the Excalibur Spider collection, the Manufacture takes the skeleton theme beyond the movement alone, now extending it to encompass a skeletonized case, flange and hands. Named after another typical skeleton-work theme seen in nature through the complexities of the spider’s web, this latest collection is entirely in keeping with the typically unconventional twist that Roger Dubuis...

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Markets - // Economy // Tuesday, 16 December 2014

A mixed bag for 2014 results

Even as Swiss watchmaking stands poised for another record year in 2014, with exports reaching CHF 22 billion, the mood is no longer quite so buoyant. Growth for the year is expected to be in the region of 3% versus 2% in 2013. For Swiss watch manufacturers, 2014 has been a case of "loves me, loves me not". Some are unshakeably confident, such as Nick Hayek who remains adamant...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Monday, 15 December 2014

Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica

The new Panerai f lyback chronograph with automatic caliber P.9100 is executed in black matt ceramic based on zirconium oxide. It is a strongly sporting heart which beats within the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica, the new Officine Panerai watch in which the classic quality of the design is masterfully integrated with the sophistication of the P.9100 manufacture...

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Know How // Collection // Friday, 12 December 2014

The secrets of Bulgari watch design

The illustrious jeweller has developed a distinctive style for its watch collections. Rooted in pure lines and a rationalistic approach, it is no less joyful and convivial, like the Italians themselves. The design of a Bulgari watch doesn't lend itself easily to words; it is meant to be savoured. Defining a style that has made its mark ever since the Bvlgari Bvlgari made its debut in 1977 is...

Louis Nardin

 
News // News models // Friday, 12 December 2014

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept - Acoustic research

Exceptional engineering and the power of sound merge in one of the most innovative concept watches created by a Swiss haute horlogerie watchmaking house. The result of an in-depth eight-year sound research programme with three patents pending, this new Royal Oak Concept watch, a unique prototype, will be unveiled by Audemars Piguet at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2015 (SIHH) in...

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Know How // From the workbench // Thursday, 11 December 2014

Omega raises the bar for certification

Omega is launching a new certification - Master Co-Axial Officially Certified - in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. This new standard imposes more stringent criteria than the COSC, including tough demands in terms of resistance to magnetic fields. It will be open to the entire Swiss watch industry. It had to happen. After the initial series, in 1999, of one thousand...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Thursday, 11 December 2014

Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve

In keeping with its motto – “Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality" – Baume & Mercier has chosen to focus on the very essence of watchmaking functions in this latest addition to the Clifton collection. The new model with its pure, uncluttered dial ensures immediate and pleasant readings, while the big date display in an aperture at 12 o'clock affords a...

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Know How // Collection // Wednesday, 10 December 2014

L’Épée 1839, a cut above

Even in a time of sluggish growth for the industry, one or two gems prove irresistible, such as the Two Hands double tourbillon and Starfleet Machine. An interview with Arnaud Nicolas, Chief Executive of L’Épée 1839, part of Swiza Group. L’Épée 1839 is celebrating its 175th anniversary after narrowly avoiding bankruptcy in 2009. What's the recipe for success? Arnaud Nicolas*: When we took...

Anaïs Georges du Clos

 
News // News models // Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Squelette

Parmigiani Fleurier presents the “squelette” edition of the Tonda 1950, which reveals the incredibly complex mechanism and features of this extra-thin model. Each bridge and main plate of the PF705 calibre movement has been openworked with extremely delicate internal angles. This work is carried out entirely by hand, showcasing the accomplished craftsmanship and keen eye for detail which are a...

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