Bovet introduces its Sunshine Collection starting with a very limited edition of only 7 Brainstorm Chapter Two with a magnificent Yellow Dial.
To celebrate the new year, and reconnect with traditional cultural beliefs, Roger Dubuis is introducing two new timepieces reinterpreting powerful symbols. Enter Excalibur Long, representing the majestic Dragon and Excalibur Feng, embodying the gracious Phoenix.
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.
Ladies’ watches have a central place in the history of the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture. This expertise dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, a period that saw the emergence of the first ladies’ pocket- watches. The creation of dedicated timepieces remains a strong point of the Maison, giving them a very special place within its collections and its developments. Witnessed in the new Traditionnelle moon phase and power reserve small model, the subtle and refined horological complication is revealed in a feminine interpretation.