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News // News models // Thursday, 30 October 2014

A. Lange & Söhne : Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

Lange & Söhne is celebrating the 20th birthday of its brand icon with a limited special edition. One-minute tourbillon with stop seconds, black enamelled dial and artisanal finishes, enclosed by a 38.5-millimetre platinum case – these are the salient features of the Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst. To commemorate the anniversary of a timepiece that became the style-defining...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Harry Winston opens a new retail salon in St. Moritz

The House of Harry Winston, the legendary “King of Diamonds,” and international luxury brand announces the opening of a new retail salon in Switzerland. Located at 42 Via Serlas in St. Moritz, the renowned winter holiday resort, the new salon will showcase the breadth and beauty of Harry Winston’s exquisite jewelry and timepiece collections. The St. Moritz opening marks Harry Winston’s second...

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Know How // Best picks // Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Raising a glass to Fine Watchmaking

The association between Fine Watch brand Revelation and the Fonjallaz dynasty of wine growers has given rise to an exceptional rosé, intended to celebrate a timepiece in a class of its own. Not everyone would have imagined pairing wine with Fine Watchmaking, terroir with micromechanical genius. Yet this is precisely what Anouk Danthe and Olivier Leu have done. The duo, who in 2007 launched...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Armin Strom Skeleton Pure

Armin Strom continues to distill traditional watchmaking to its absolute essence with the introduction of Skeleton Pure. This striking new timepiece eliminates anything extraneous from the bare caliber and highlights the layered construction of the movement by colorizing the essential components, which features the firm's Calibre ARM09-S. Armin Strom aficionados will recognize it as the same...

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News // Events // Monday, 27 October 2014

The Piaget Altiplano 38 mm 900P: Watch of the Year 2014

At their final session on 17 September 2014, the independent panel of watchmaking professionals appointed by Montres Passion magazine, chose the winners of the Watch of the Year Prize from a shortlist of around forty watches. The prizewinners are: 1st Jury Prize Watch of the Year 2014: Piaget – Altiplano 38 mm 900P 2nd Jury Prize: H. Moser & Cie – Venturer Small...

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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