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.
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.
In Emilia, a fertile region of northern Italy, time stood still for long seconds. Again and again. Clock towers, medieval turrets and ancestral homes where locals gathered in times of celebration or danger are now just a pile of rubble.