The first Richard Mille Racing Team is an all-female crew that will be on the starting grid for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. Confirmation that women are very much part of the "family".
Luxury and music have always gone together, from the clothes artists wear to the cars they drive or the watches that shine on their wrists. We look at which brands get the most namechecks and the trendsetters behind them.
With two world records achieved at Antiquorum in New York, and a successful third Only Watch charity auction in Monaco, under the hammer of Patrizzi & Co, the autumn season of collectible watch sales has got off to a flying start.
Parmigiani Fleurier, in partnership with the French company Prooftag, is equipping its watches with a system that certifies the authenticity and origin of its timepieces, using Bubble TagTM technology.».
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is the oldest surviving horological institution in the world, that also possesses a Museum which holds the oldest collection of clocks, watches and sundials to be found anywhere in the world.
Five years into its association with the Venice International Film Festival, held early September, Jaeger-LeCoultre was again a focus of attention in the City of the Doges. The Manufacture has played an even more important role since 2008, when it became one of the event’s three main partners.
Emperors were fascinated by the chiming clocks brought to China by Western missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Imperial Court lost no time in creating its own workshops.
Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.