Why shouldn't women’s watches be considered as valuable and collectible as men’s?
The last days of summer brought a riot of activity to Swiss greens. Between the Omega European Masters and the Audemars Piguet Golf Trophy, it seems Christmas came early for golf enthusiasts… with a couple of horological surprises to boot!
It's tempting to believe that Audemars Piguet has a nose for nautical exploits. After sponsoring the twice victorious Team Alinghi in the America's Cup, the watchmaker is now lending its support to l'Hydroptère, the world's fastest sailboat and a visionary achievement. The new prototype for this extraordinary catamaran will soon take to Swiss waters.
What could be more natural than for a master watchmaker wishing to launch his brand to do so under his own name as a pledge of expertise? Particularly when the majority "cut their teeth" working for the sector's leading firms.
Christian Bédat has left Bedat & Co; Daniel Roth is no longer at Daniel Roth; Franck Muller, Gérald Genta, Jorg Hysek, Martin Braun, Rodolphe Cattin and Roger Dubuis are no longer active at the eponymous brands they created, and which more often than not continue to perpetuate their founder's work…
Audemars Piguet’s latest charitable endeavor is with music luminary Quincy Jones. Together they created the special edition Quincy Jones Millenary watch, limited to 500 pieces.
The Geneva School of Watchmaking and Chopard have worked together on the L.U.C EHG movement, which equips the L.U.C Louis-Ulysse The Tribute anniversary watch. This new calibre has also been supplied to the school in "kit" form for its students’ future study pieces.