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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

L’apprenti collectionneur

Text in English coming soon - Comme nous n’avons cessé de le dire, jusqu’à en faire quasiment un mantra, une pièce de Haute Horlogerie ne recèle pas que de la perfection technique, de la beauté et le caractère précieux des matériaux : il y a aussi des histoires, des amours et des souvenirs. Et ce sont précisément ces histoires qui alimentent, jour après jour, la passion des...

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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Trade fairs // Watches & Wonders 2014 // Friday, 17 October 2014

IWC returns to its favourite Portofino

The Italian fishing village of Portofino is the symbol of la dolce vita. It is also the name of one of IWC's collections, a flagship of the brand since 1984 and now home to a new range of women's watches, previewed at Watches&Wonders in Hong Kong. Given the number of times IWC has descended on Portofino - for each launch in its eponymous collection - the brand should soon be entitled to...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Friday, 17 October 2014

IWC unveils new special edition to mark the start of the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is back. From the start in Alicante in October 2014 to the final destination in Gothenburg in June 2015, seven teams will be battling for victory under the most extreme conditions. IWC Schaffhausen will be at the heart of the world’s toughest offshore race as Official Timekeeper for the second time, and celebrates the event with a special edition: the Portuguese Yacht Club...

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News // Events // Friday, 17 October 2014

18e Journée Internationale du Marketing Horloger

English coming soon - Le design horloger : « Crée-moi une icône ! ». La 18e Journée Internationale du Marketing Horloger (JIMH) met le cap cette année sur le design horloger. Du design interne au design externe en passant par les nouvelles tendances, l’événement s’attachera surtout à épingler les fondamentaux qui font d’un objet horloger une icône. Le rendez-vous est donné pour le jeudi 4...

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