When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.
The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.
A new Vacheron Constantin prototype watch made it nearly to the top of Everest on the wrist of National Geographic photographer and explorer Cory Richards – who is also an ambassador for the “One Of Not Many” brand campaign. We take you behind the scenes of the making of the watch, the climb, and Richards’ turbulent life.
Eleven years ago, the American superhero machine launched one of the most profitable movie franchises ever. Twenty-one films and $18.5 billion in box-office takings later, the Avengers are back for a monumental goodbye.
The change is real. Progressively, increasingly, ladies are acquiring their own watches, often with a mechanical movement. An irreversible trend explained by Nathalie Célia Koch-Chevalier, General Manager of Bucherer France, hired in 2012 to open the Paris operation, the largest watch and jewellery store in Europe.