The prize, which includes a cash endowment, will be awarded annually to a graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship programme. The first winner is Clara Martin for "The Authority of Black".
Heure H is adorned with an interchangeable double tour strap featuring a perforated decoration in apricot, vermilion, black or etoupe colours.
Watchmakers are heading for pastures new and countries that will be all the rage in five, maybe ten years' time. Nations that will one day join the ranks of "emerging" countries.
On December 4th, Sotheby's will offer the Breguet "sympathique" clock, made for the Duc d’Orléans. It is estimated at USD 5 to 7 million.
The sale of the extraordinary horological collection belonging to the late Dr George Daniels CBE was conducted at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The proceeds of the sale will add to the already-substantial bequest he made to the George Daniels Educational Trust by the sale of his motor-car collection earlier this year.
Sotheby’s chose the Windsor Room at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva to host its sale of important vintage and modern watches on November 13th.
Fans of Aurel Bacs had been saving the date of Monday November 12th for some considerable time. When the auctioneer stepped up to his podium at 9.30am, in the refurbished Grand Salon of the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, extra seats had to be hastily added to an already packed room.
Following the slight downturn in September (since adjusted to -1.5%) watch exports quickly returned to their customary rate. They registered an increase of 13.2% in October, reaching the two billion franc mark (2.1 billion). The variation of the cumulative result was unchanged, remaining static at +13.7% for the first ten months of the year.