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News // Events // Friday, 22 August 2014

Swiss watchmaking in July 2014 - growth remains stable

The trend remained unchanged in July. Watch exports continued to show moderate growth in value terms. Totalling 2.1 billion francs, they registered an increase of 2.2% compared to July 2013. For four months growth has been modest but sustained, allowing the sector to hold its own at a very high level. Growth by value was buoyed by bimetallic and platinum watches, while steel watches stagnated....

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News // Events // Friday, 22 August 2014

Sowind acquires part of the capital of Roud'Hor

Sowind SA, the owner of the Haute Horlogerie watch brands Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, is pleased to announce that it has acquired part of the capital of Roud’Hor SA, a Manufacturer of precision gear-trains, purchasing a minority shareholding in the company. This closer partnership is the result of the highly productive relationship already existing between the two companies and the growth...

 
News // News models // Friday, 22 August 2014

Rolex Deepsea D-blue

Rolex celebrates its partnership with James Cameron’s historic dive by launching a new version of the Rolex Deepsea. On the occasion of the release of National Geographic’s Deepsea Challenge 3D film about the expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean by explorer and film-maker James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar), Rolex has introduced a new version of its Rolex Deepsea. This ultimate divers’...

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News // News models // Friday, 22 August 2014

Ralph Lauren Black Safari Collection

For 2014, Ralph Lauren presents three Ralph Lauren Black Safari models inspired by the rugged beauty of the African landscape and the romance of safari. “When I started out as a designer, I dreamed of going to Africa, to safari,” says Ralph Lauren. “Safari is the dream of adventure. It's about living the life you want and pushing yourself beyond your limitations. It's the dream of experiencing...

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Markets - // From our correspondents // Europe // Thursday, 21 August 2014

Maxime Rius, Parmigiani's man in Moscow

Parmigiani Fleurier has sent an atypical and loquacious watchmaker to the Russian capital. Born in Normandy, France, Maxime Rius has set up the Manufacture's workshop in the city, where he has sole responsibility for servicing and repairing the watches brought to him by his Russian and Kazak clientele. Meet the man. Back in 2011, Maxime Rius would have preferred Asia as a destination. But as...

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Markets - // From our correspondents // Asia // Thursday, 21 August 2014

FHH conducts Watch Basics programme for sales associate in India

For the second time in India, a watch-making training programme was held by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) in Bangalore and Delhi.  A total of 52 watch retail staff from brands and retailers were trained by a Swiss Trainer Ms. Veronique Walthers, who flew in from Geneva especially for conducting the programme. Held on August 4th & 5th at Ritz Carlton, Bangalore...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A. Lange & Söhne - Never Stand Still!

When Walter Lange revived the A. Lange & Söhne brand, he transformed the world of watchmaking. On 29 July 2014 he will celebrate his 90th birthday – and is as committed as ever to his life's work. Walter Lange is a man who takes movement to be the purpose of life. In his mid-sixties, instead of retiring like other people, he set up a company. On 7 December 1990, in his home town...

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News // Events // Tuesday, 19 August 2014

James Franco awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker

The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the multi-talented American filmmaker James Franco has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize, dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. In recognition of this award, the Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera states:...

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Know How // From the workbench // Monday, 18 August 2014

The Roger Dubuis Edge

A Poinçon de Genève standard for every watch and avant-garde styling distinguish this Geneva manufacture from other elite brands. On paper, the criteria for Poinçon de Genève authentication are impressive. Page after page of detailed instructions dictate the specific decoration and finish acceptable for each component, from circular grained screw heads and polished inner edges of wheel teeth...

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News // Events // Monday, 18 August 2014

Cartier Time Art exhibition at Power Station of Art in Shanghai

From 19 July to 12 October 2014, Power Station of Art in Shanghai will present Cartier Time Art, an exceptional exhibition conceived like a trail of history through the production of Cartier timepieces. After showing at the Bellerive Museum in Zurich in 2011 and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in 2012, the Cartier Time Art exhibition has arrived in Shanghai. It presents...

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