Innovations come thick and fast at Richard Mille. After the RM 72-01, the brand's first in-house chronograph with a patented mechanism, featured in a film by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel, all eyes are on the RM 27-04. This tourbillon with a world-first construction celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand's partnership with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.
In 1845 Ferdinand Adolph Lange started making watches in Glashütte, a village in the ore-bearing hills of Saxony, Germany. In doing so, he laid the foundations for a world-renowned manufactory and, more widely, a regional industry. A milestone commemorated by A. Lange & Söhne as well as by Nomos.
Is the reproduction of artworks on dials and cases a means for watchmaking to penetrate the sanctuary of the arts? Doubtless it was in the seventeenth century, when the mechanical science of time measurement, one of the most advanced technologies of that period, and pictorial art were fully in phase.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn't come to Dubai Watch Week empty-handed. Chopard's Co-President wore the newly unveiled L.U.C Full Strike and even brought along the Aiguille d’Or, the highest accolade awarded at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer.
What challenges do retailers face? The Hour Glass group in Singapore and Emirian family-owned firm Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, both leading names, took stock of a profession in the throes of change, at Dubai Watch Week.
Between a raft of wristshots and a "full frontal", which Blancpain watches are garnering the most online attention? We trawled the Internet and came back with the answer…