Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.
This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.
At end March this year, Vacheron Constantin announced the creation of the Cercle 250. This autumn, the company will present the half-dozen corporate patrons who will form the heart of the initiative and its commitment to safeguard time-honoured skills and heritage.
An initiative of the magazine GMT, the Geneva Watch Tour invites visitors to discover Geneva’s watch industry through its shops and historic monuments.
Investment funds, an industry in their own right, couldn't fail to spot watches' potential to yield high return. Enter Precious Time, an investment vehicle launched in January 2011 by Elite Advisers.
The recent spring sales in Geneva certainly lived up to expectations, particularly at Christie's. At the end of an eight-hour marathon, the auction house garnered a total CHF 30.3 million (EUR 25.5 million), its second highest ever result including record prices for two Breguet timepieces. The international head of Christie's watch department, Aurel Bacs, spoke enthusiastically about the depth of bidding with buyers from 42 different countries, and the strong presence of private collectors who took eight of the day's top ten sales.