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Trade fairs // Watches & Wonders 2014 // Friday, 24 October 2014

Women's timepieces prevail at Watches&Wonders

Women were at the heart of the 2014 edition of the Haute Horlogerie exhibition in Asia. And what better way to appeal to their sense of beauty than to combine the métiers d'art with mechanical art. An alliance that might almost have overshadowed the collections for men. Is Watches&Wonders guilty of sexism? Were men not welcome at this second edition of the fair? Was this a ladies-only...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // Events // Thursday, 23 October 2014

The laureates of the Cartier women’s initiative awards

The six laureates of the 2014 Cartier women’s initiative awards were announced today at the women’s forum for the economy and society in Deauville. Selected among over 1,000 candidates, each presented businesses that demonstrate creativity, finan- cial sustainability and social impact. They win the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards trophy, one year of personalised coaching and US$ 20,000 of...

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News // News models // Thursday, 23 October 2014

Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph

For 2015, Ralph Lauren introduces the Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the instrument panel of Ralph Lauren’s legendary 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the Automotive Chronograph represents the height of legibility and beauty. While all great automobiles of the 1930s made especially lavish use of exotic materials for their interiors, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic...

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News // News models // Thursday, 23 October 2014

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer

With a careful eye on the course of individuality that Ulysse Nardin has cultivated since its inception, the manufacturer pays special tribute to this trait by creating an original Marine Chronometer series exclusive to its monobrand boutiques. Designed with the hard-wearing individual in mind, the new limited edition of 99 timepieces features a 45-mm “Blaktop” coated stainless-steel case. A...

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Point of view // Va' pensiero // Thursday, 23 October 2014

The apprentice collector

It's something we repeat over and over, to the point it has become almost a mantra: a fine watch contains not just mechanical perfection, beauty and the precious nature of the materials of which it is composed: it holds stories, loves and memories too. These are the self-same stories which day after day fuel the collector's passion. Those who already possess watches worthy of interest and those...

Franco Cologni

 
News // Events // Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Swiss watchmaking in September 2014: steady growth

In September Swiss watch exports progressed in line with the first eight months of the year, continuing a positive trend and recording a high value. With one working day more but an unfavourable base effect, the increase was +2.8% compared to September 2013, to a level of nearly 2 billion francs. Watch exports recorded growth both in value and volume terms. Export sales were buoyed by gold...

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Trade fairs // Watches & Wonders 2014 // Tuesday, 21 October 2014

"The future is ours"

Chief Executive Wilhelm Schmid sees bright days ahead for A. Lange & Söhne. Demand already exceeds production, with numerous markets and the women's watch segment still largely unexplored. All of which gives Glashütte's own plenty to celebrate in this 20th anniversary year. Schmid took time out from Watches&Wonders to say more. Autumn got off to a busy start for A. Lange & Söhne....

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour Ref. 5275

The Chiming Jump Hour Ref. 5275 is a commemorative Patek Philippe watch that enriches the manufacture's 175th anniversary with considerable elegance and finesse, but also with verve and musical poetry. This timepiece, presented in a classic tonneau- shaped case, combines three jumping indications with an acoustic indication at the top of every hour. A feast for eyes and ears, it incorporates four...

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News // News models // Monday, 20 October 2014

Corum Heritage Ingot

In 1977, Corum celebrated the most universal of precious metals by creating a gold ingot watch. Drawing upon its rich history, the House based in La Chaux-de-Fonds pays tribute to this iconic 1970s model through a version featuring a dial graced with 15 grams of 24-carat gold resembling a freshly poured ingot and aptly named Heritage Ingot. Gold has been a perpetual source of fascination since...

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News // News models // Monday, 20 October 2014

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition

A two-tone dial with two vintage-style counters, and a double caseback complete with a cover: the Transocean Chronograph Edition limited series reinterprets the contemporary classic style of the Transocean line in a highly exclusive spirit. A tribute to Breitling’s priviledged ties with the chronograph. Inspired by a star model from 1958 (an ultra-precise, anti-shock, anti-magnetic and...

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