Roberto Mancini, a Richard Mille partner since 2013 and manager of the Italian national football team, is honored by the watchmaker with this RM 11-04 Automatic Chronograph Flyback which features new style codes.
For luxury brands to capture and hold the attention of Asia's luxury shoppers, they must listen to fans, go behind the scenes of social media and connect with commerce.
If people didn't buy counterfeits, there would be no counterfeits. Communication, information and individual responsibility are the ways to put an end to an industry we have too often indulged or whose implications we have simply failed to measure.
Both came from the legendary collection of the American auto manufacturer James Ward Packard, and were recently rediscovered after spending sixty years in a bank vault. They were part of Christie's sale of Important Watches on June 15th in New York.
In 1985, in the thick of the quartz crisis, a handful of idealists established the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants to defend the particular values of handcrafted and inventive mechanical horology. Twenty-five years on, and the AHCI is now a landmark.
Anyone passing through the AHCI stand at this year's Baselworld couldn't fail to notice Konstantin Chaykin's latest creation. Particularly as it seemed all the other exhibitors, intent on showing just what the AHCI is capable of, had conspired to direct visitors' attention to this outstanding timepiece.
A chronograph movement with column wheel, co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring and time-zone function joins the legendary Speedmaster range. A series-produced calibre finished to a remarkably high standard.
A new Opus by Harry Winston and a new concept by Denis Giguet: a watch that explodes the hour to reconstruct it a fraction of a second later. An apparent anarchy that never loses track of time.