The menswear shopping site Mr. Porter has again teamed up with Zenith and Bamford Watch Department for a 50-piece El Primero Revival A384 Edge of Space Limited Edition.
Always first off the (auctioneer's) block, Antiquorum opened the season with a sale of 613 lots on Sunday November 11th. Bidders filled the Grand Salon at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rhône for the full seven hours of the sale, with the room emptying slightly only during the last half-hour: regrettably for the Cartier clocks and watches that didn't find a taker. The sale realised a total CHF 8.8 million with 494 lots sold and 19% unsold.
For the third time, Johann Rupert is stepping down from his position as CEO of Richemont while continuing in his role as Executive Chairman. And for the third time, the group has largely benefited from his experience, as interim figures confirm.
You may recall that at the start of the year, I enlisted the help of Cassandra, not known for her optimism, to attempt some predictions and write, in this column, that Swiss watch exports could expect to rise by 5%.
The brand is finalising its industrial integration on a scale hitherto unseen in the profession. A project spread over ten years at a cost of close to CHF 4 billion
A glass facade stretching 335 metres. High-tech meets post-modern industrial architecture. There is nothing ordinary about industry giant Rolex's new movement production site in Bienne. Imagine 92,000 square metres of floor space - that's 13 football pitches - or 400,000 cubic metres spread over seven floors, including three basement levels.