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News // News models // Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Piaget Traditional oval watches

From the 1960s onwards, the complete merging of watchmaking and jewellery enabled Piaget to explore the magic hard stones and gold in crafting its surprising creations. This evolution, combined the noble nature of materials with a wide colour palette reflecting creative freedom through its astonishing shapes and its vivid diamond-studded colours. The abundant range of possibilities in designing...

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News // News models // Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cartier Crash Skeleton watch Calibre 9618 MC

1967: The year that a legend entered Cartier’s watchmaking repertoire with the accidental and joyous appearance of the Crash watch. 2014: With the Crash skeleton watch, Cartier creates one of its first shaped movements: the calibre 9618 MC, the first of the Mechanical Legends. The collection meets a doubly high standard by regarding shape as the common denominator between the case and its...

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Markets - // From our correspondents // America // Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mexico closer to God

With new president Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico has renewed faith thanks to an ambitious programme of reforms intended to establish the country as a foremost economic power. For the time being though, results – like watch sales – are playing hard to get. "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States." This famous phrase, uttered almost a century ago by Porfirio Díaz, the...

Manuel Palos

 
News // Events // Friday, 21 November 2014

Exceptional partnership between École Boulle and the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin

École Boulle, one of the largest European art and design schools and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacturer with an uninterrupted activity for nearly 260 years, have announced an unprecedented partnership agreement. On this occasion, Christophe Hespel, École Boulle Director, and Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, presented a programme entitled “Métiers d’Art et...

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Know How // From the workbench // Friday, 21 November 2014

COSC: number-one for precision

Internationally recognised as the symbol of Swiss precision, the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) attests to the chronometric precision of a movement and, by extension, a watch. Introduced in 1973, it is still going strong. In 2013, the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) delivered 1,688,441 certificates. In 1976, the worst year in its records but also the same...

Louis Nardin

 
News // Events // Thursday, 20 November 2014

Swiss watchmaking in October 2014: very high levels

October was a very good month for the Swiss watch industry. Exports attained their highest monthly level with a value of 2.3 billion francs. This represents an increase of 5.2% compared to October 2013. Since the start of the year, the sector has recorded growth of 3.1%, to 18.4 billion francs. The positive trend was supported by gold and bimetallic watches. Steel timepieces also exceeded...

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History // Auction // Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Patek Philippe well feted for its 175th anniversary

Excluding the Henry Graves Supercomplication, which went for an astounding CHF 23.2 million, this November's Geneva sales realised CHF 25.4 million with Patek Philippe alone. Antiquorum, Christie's and Sotheby's closed their autumn sessions on a total CHF 78.6 million. It would be an understatement to say that Geneva's salerooms paid a vibrant tribute to Patek Philippe this November for its...

Fabrice Eschmann

 
News // News models // Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date and Moon-Phases

For the first time ever, the mechanical heart of the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 watch is revealed under a transparent sapphire dial. In a deft combination of technology and style, this model is enhanced by its Art Deco-inspired aesthetic code and its uncompromisingly contemporary mechanical structure. The new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases watch fully reveals the...

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News // News models // Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Breitling Chronospace Military

A perfect example of Breitling instruments for professionals, the Chronospace Military electronic multifunction pilot’s chronograph combines a black steel case achieved by a carbon-based treatment with an extremely rugged military-type fabric strap – making it the ideal companion on every mission and in the most extreme conditions. The bidirectional rotating bezel with compass scale features a...

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News // News models // Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Gold highlights Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver

Powered by the self-winding caliber UN-26 and with a power reserve of 42 hours, the Marine Diver displays, in addition to its time functions, the date in an aperture at 6 o’clock and the power reserve in a counter at 12 o’clock. Available in 18 ct gold mounted on a rubber strap, the Marine Diver timepiece is both a highly reliable diving instrument and a fine sports watch that can be worn on...

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