Luminosity is at the heart of the latest creation from Urwerk. The time display, left visible by the cover that locks over the trademark satellite hours, gives off a green glow, hence the Kryptonite name. Guaranteed danger-free.
Having acquired Watchfinder, a UK-based platform for buying and selling pre-owned watches, Richemont is the first big name to enter the increasingly coveted and fast-growing market for second-hand timepieces.
Based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the prestigious independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. has long been favoured by professionals looking for authentic watchmaking craftsmanship and understated aesthetics. H. Moser & Cie. takes pride in making exceptional timepieces that fuse modern and traditional techniques, and even more so in the fact that all movements in H. Moser timepieces are created in-house. The Endeavour Dual Time Special Edition, fitted with the in-house HMC 346 calibre, has been designed exclusively for our retail partner Elegant, in Hong Kong. This distinct design features a case made from grade five titanium with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) treatment, and H. Moser’s first ever matte anthracite dial, sandblasted and plated with ruthenium entirely by hand. This limited edition design comprises just 20 timepieces, available exclusively at Elegant in Hong Kong.
Breitling reinterprets the pure and original spirit of its Transocean collection in a refined model featuring a twin-aperture calendar and small seconds. A new classic for all wrists.
As connected watches arrive in droves on the market, Swiss watchmaking continues to lay the groundwork for future conquests, with one major "practical" consideration: movement production. Mechanical, of course.
While major players such as Swatch (Blancpain, Breguet, Harry Winston…), Richemont (Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget...), LVMH (Hublot, TAG Heuer, Zenith...) or Kering (Gucci, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin…) dispose of sufficient production capacity to cover the majority of their requirements for mechanical movements, this hasn't prevented them, and every other Fine Watch firm, from courting smaller, specialised structures for complicated calibres.
Three years ago in these same columns (Revue FH) we reported on efforts by officers of the Guardia di Finanza to curb counterfeiting in Tuscany. The region of Florence is well known beyond Italy’s borders for its rich manufacturing heritage, handed down from the Middle Ages.