In association with Collective, a Silicon Valley collectors' club, Zenith has designed this limited-edition Chronomaster El Primero C.01 with the accent on simplicity and functionality.
The latest rendition of the Tetra, a manual-winding model and a staple of the Nomos Glashütte catalogue for the past 25 years, now comes with a rich plum-coloured dial.
Next year's Baselworld will see the unveiling, by Maîtres du Temps, of Chapter Three. Kari Voutilainen has been working on this new timepiece since 2008, joined last year by Andreas Strehler. Until then, and with patents pending, this next chapter remains a closely-guarded secret.
The Otturatore with its sequential display module required an additional year's work to stabilise the mechanism. As the first timepiece to be entirely developed by Grisogono, it underlines the company's determination to be seen as a serious contender in mechanical watchmaking.
Competitive intelligence is a time-consuming and costly process, but all that is about to change. Two young watch industry executives have developed a fully automated platform, launching October 1st.
Investors responded positively to Richemont's five-month sales, with the Group's share gaining 6.7% on the day figures were released. Morgan Stanley had already issued a buy recommendation in mid-August.