Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
Guy Sémon started at TAG Heuer four and a half years ago with the brief to build a research and development division from scratch. A mission he has accomplished with remarkable breakthroughs in fine watchmaking, the latest being the MikrotourbillonS.
Cendres+Métaux Galétan, a company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has developed a method of combining stamping and electroplating. It produces a stamping that looks exactly like a guillochage or an engraving.
Last May, TAG Heuer laid the foundation stone of its new avant-garde Manufacture in the Jura, another step in its integration programme that aims to produce its own movements, dials and cases. A company visit.
Maradona, tango and a passion for beautiful watches. Argentina is a land of contrasts and connoisseurs of exceptional timepieces. However, increased import duties aimed at boosting national industry mean that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government is trying the patience of international brands.
The Latin word campus refers to a field or a plot of land. In certain acceptations, it also means a theatre, arena, or scope of activity. It differs from ager, agricultural land, in that it implies an area where something happens, the scene of often public events or which imply interaction between people.