The Excalibur Twofold is a perfect illustration of Roger Dubuis' know-how that shines even brighter in the dark. This new watch features three world-firsts.
The relationship between man and watch is as nuanced as the one between man and dog. Introducing man's new best friend, Horological Machine N°10 ‘Bulldog’.
Coming here to Lausanne, and reflecting on the theme of this Forum, I asked myself a very simple question: imagine a young man, between 18 and 24 years old, just an ordinary young man, not some golden boy. What does he know about fine watches and true luxury? What does he think of them? I rather fear that his knowledge amounts to little or nothing. At the very least, he knows nothing of what we know both fine watches and true luxury to be. Or perhaps he has his own opinion that we need to study and understand.
At Sotheby’s Geneva, The Henry Graves Supercomplication re-established its supreme status as the most valuable timepiece in auction history, selling CHF 23.2 million (USD 24 million / EUR 19.3 million / GBP 15.1 million), thereby beating the record of USD 11 million it established in 1999.
Every year since 2010, the Swiss watch industry has trained a record number of apprentices. In 2013, 385 of them obtained either a federal vocational education and training diploma (certificat fédéral de capacité/CFC), or a federal vocational education and training certificate (attestation fédérale de formation professionnelle/AFP). Ten years earlier, this figure was just 206.
Corum's signature Admiral's Cup now comes forward to shine in the glow of contemporary watchmaking for the feminine wrist. Retaining the design codes that originally set it apart, the duodenary architecture of its case has now been made smaller, lighter and decidedly softer to form an elegant, yet distinct, frame for artistic dials certain to please the discerning female.
One of the first industrial watch Manufactures in the modern sense of the term was born in a small Swiss village. To fully grasp the revolution such a company represented at the time, it is well worth trying to imagine the winter of 1864 in Le Locle, nestling in the Neuchâtel mountains. Like every other year, the season was far too harsh for tilling the soil and drove farmers to become watchmakers. In 1865, Georges Favre-Jacot, a youthful native of the village barely 22 years of age, founded his watch factory. It was not the first, nor the only one, but it would change forever the way of producing watches. He had spacious light-filled workshops built in a location where they still stand today. They were the first to be fitted with electric lighting and he assembled all the region’s key talents there. Over the years, the factory grew into an international company renowned for the excellence of its production and Georges Favre-Jacot became a captain of industry such as one encounters only a handful per century. Throughout the period the firm remained under his wise guidance, this youthful visionary would consistently instil a unique mind-set into his teams.
Richemont anounces its unaudited consolidated results for the six month period ended 30 September 2014.