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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Monday, 20 April 2015

de Grisogono Instrumento N° Uno Annual Calendar

Inspired by the endless creativity of its founder, Fawaz Gruosi, Haute Horlogerie brand de Grisogono introduces a new aesthetic to its flagship Instrumento collection, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Masculine and original in its design, this annual calendar measures time with natural elegance. The dial adopts a subtle asymmetry to display the calendar indications, with a...

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Point of view // Interview // Monday, 20 April 2015

Marc Hayek: "Show what we're made of!"

Marc Hayek, member of Swatch Group's Executive Management Board and the man at the head of Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, talks about the drop in average spend on watches, and how strategic choices made in recent years are showing their significance in the current climate. At Baselworld, Marc Hayek gave the lowdown on Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, three of the six brands in Swatch...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Friday, 17 April 2015

Bulgari Diagono Magnesium

100% Swiss, 100% security, 0% gadget: the Diagono Magnesium concept launched by Bulgari as an exclusive world première is the complete opposite of everything the world of so-called connected watches is able to offer. A self-winding mechanical watch incorporating all the codes of luxury, as well as an electronic passport connected to the watch and its wearer, whose confidential data now enjoys...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Friday, 17 April 2015

Anniversary Exclusives

It was a year of anniversaries at Baselworld, with special editions celebrating not just brands’ foundational dates, but anniversaries of key collections, archival icons, founders’ birthdays and more. It seems almost anything is fair game as an inspiration for a special edition anniversary timepiece. A quick look through immediate past sales at Antiquorum and Christie’s, for example, reveals a...

Carol Besler

 
News // News models // Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

The quintessence of mechanical technology timelessly arrayed in gold and enamel, this new model incorporates the constant Ulysse Anchor Escapement, a constant force escapement with a design that breaks completely with the traditional watchmaking approach. A break-away current, the kind of waters where Ulysse Nardin loves to sail. Driven by the unending quest for innovation that makes it one of...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Blancpain Day Night

Equipped with an exclusive movement incorporating two retrograde indications, the Day Night distinguishes itself with substantial technical innovations and by the fine craftsmanship of its disk. Once more Blancpain has reinforced its DNA and its tradition of innovation with this demonstration of savoir-faire in a new caliber created especially for its collection Women. Based upon the caliber...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Revelation downsizes to save its idea

The little brand from Lully-sur-Morges has abandoned its own-brand caliber and slashed its prices twenty-fold, but still enjoys playing on the display of time. What to do when you having a winning idea that isn’t the commercial success you’d hoped? Above all, don’t just push on blindly—instead rework it, adapt it, strip it down to its essence and jettison everything else with cheerful abandon....

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News // Events // Monday, 13 April 2015

"The Mastery of Time" comes twice to Italy

Milan, April 14 2015 - "The Mastery of Time", an exhibition which traces the history of time measurement from its origins to the present day, will take up residence inside the historic Ambrosian Library in Milan, during the Universal Exposition Milano 2015 and the Salone del Mobile. The event will coincide with the presentation of the Italian version of the eponymous book on which it is...

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News // News models // Monday, 13 April 2015

Zenith Elite 6150

Zenith presents the Elite 6150 model equipped with a new Manufacture movement: the Elite 6150 calibre. This new mechanical automatic movement is the contemporary version of the famous Elite base movement developed in the early 1990s - an ultra-thin calibre that earned the title"Best Movement of the Year "when presented at the Basel Fair in 1994. In response to the demands of our times,...

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