Nomos introduces the 33mm Metro Rose Gold, the smallest size in the range, powered by a manual-winding Alpha movement. Grey hour markers and purple minute markers gently contrast with the rose gold of the case and hands.
Renowned for its links to the nautical world, Ulysse Nardin unveiled in Paris a new collection of dive watches for men and women, while introducing two new ambassadors. The brand also announced its sponsorship of the Vendée Globe sailing race that will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.
For Vianney Halter, in Paris for Belles Montres, the tourbillon is an exercise in style that makes no contribution to precision, but beautifully demonstrates the watchmaker's savoir-faire.
Out walking in the mountains one day, I came across an old sundial whose inscription gave me food for thought. I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something along these lines: man has always used many different materials to measure time, including light. Because we ourselves are made of many materials including, thankfully, light.
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.