Featuring a double retrograde complication and a profusion of diamonds, this watch is a sparkling tribute to Mr Harry Winston, the legendary "King of Diamonds".
A modern, elegant satin-brushed blue sunray finish adorns this new interpretation of Jaquet Droz's signature watch, proposed as 39mm and 43mm diameters.
The recent spring sales in Geneva certainly lived up to expectations, particularly at Christie's. At the end of an eight-hour marathon, the auction house garnered a total CHF 30.3 million (EUR 25.5 million), its second highest ever result including record prices for two Breguet timepieces. The international head of Christie's watch department, Aurel Bacs, spoke enthusiastically about the depth of bidding with buyers from 42 different countries, and the strong presence of private collectors who took eight of the day's top ten sales.
In Emilia, a fertile region of northern Italy, time stood still for long seconds. Again and again. Clock towers, medieval turrets and ancestral homes where locals gathered in times of celebration or danger are now just a pile of rubble.
A portrait of Julien Schaerer, managing director of Antiquorum Geneva since end 2010, fresh from the auction house's two spring sales, which garnered a total CHF 13.8 million.
The FH centre in Japan has published the results of a survey carried out among 1,500 Japanese consumers aged 20 or older with an interest in luxury watches.
The group, based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has set up a new company, Optimo Assortments, which will supply full assortments to the watch industry as of the second half of the year, with the capacity to produce 400,000 kits a year. In doing so, it positions itself as the only serious alternative to Swatch Group.
The value of Swiss watchmaking exports reached 1.7 billion francs in April. The 7.9% growth calculated against the month of April 2011 reflected a slowdown following an excellent first quarter. This increase is less pronounced but still robust. It suffered in particular from the unfavourable base effect, since April 2011 had seen a progression in excess of 30%. Despite this slowdown, April still achieved the highest value in absolute terms since the beginning of the year.