These past years, Roger Dubuis has cemented an alliance with Italian legend, Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The Excalibur Aventador S was the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership. Now, the Manufacture is gearing up to introduce a new black-and-red version.
In dreaming up the Petite Heure Minute with an off-center subdial at 12 o'clock, the craftsmen of Jaquet Droz have awoken the spirit of Pierre Jaquet-Droz, infused with the richness of the Age of Enlightenment.
Perrelet is pleased to announce Ariel Sexton, the famous mixed martial arts fighter, as “Friend” of the brand.
Breitling, Lang & Heyne and Piaget have all presented a new type of wheel this year. Made from silicon or gold, their purpose is to improve performance. All three are made not by machining, but using erosion or material growth technology.
As precision instruments used for special missions and covered by military secrecy, some watches made by Panerai in the 1940s had no indication on the dial apart from the hour markers. But other models carried names referring to the luminous substance used on the dial – Radiomir or Luminor – or of the institution which had commissioning the watches, the Italian Navy. Inspired by these is the new Luminor 1950 3 Days, a special edition of 1,000 units, with the inscription "MARINA MILITARE" on the dial, distinguished by its pure lines and strict fidelity to the characteristics of the historic models.
Flagging demand, a strong Swiss franc, competition from smartwatches, changing consumption habits… multiple factors are prompting watch brands to rethink their strategy. Particularly distribution.