Past months have seen the chronograph's popularity soar. Dressed up or dressed down, this useful complication is a symbol of precision.
The watchmaker is partnering with Ocearch, the leading scientific shark conservation non-profit.
On 25 May this year, the Théâtre de l’Heure Bleue in La Chaux-de-Fonds provided the setting for the awards ceremony of the Cartier Watchmaking Institute contest. Eight timepieces were singled out for distinction.
Concerns are being voiced over the takeover of Swiss brands by Chinese, many of whom hope for a quick return on investment.
Regatta countdowns are all the rage right now. Panerai, Corum, Louis Vuitton and Rolex have all pushed the boat out with some sharp mechanics ready to take sailors first over the start line.
While Patek Philippe again claimed the most valuable lot at the spring auction session in Geneva, Rolex confirmed its ascension with a new world record at Christie's. In contrast, several dozen lots went unsold.
The appeal of the Geneva brand never stops growing, a situation that partly reflects the peaks that Patek Philippe has already reached. The heart is torn between the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon offered by Antiquorum (estimated at CHF 1 - 1.5 million) and the Rolex split-seconds chronograph, ref. 4113 presented by Christie’s (estimated at CHF 700,000 - 1.2 million). But lovers of antique watchmaking will have to travel to Frankfurt and the Dr. Crott Auction house.