TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.
CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.
Even though there is no accepted definition of an extra-thin timepiece, watchmakers nonetheless strive to skim valuable millimetres from movements, as evidenced by this autumn's models. Something to slip under the Christmas tree, perhaps.
More and more companies propose to modify iconic watches on request. Sometimes, owning a legend isn't enough.
With total production of 750,000 units, Omega manufactures 500,000 mechanical watches a year, all fitted with the famous Co-Axial escapement (the one exception being the Moonwatch, for NASA flight-qualification reasons). The next step will be to make all these movements completely antimagnetic using 15,000 gauss technology, unveiled by Omega this year.