After the launch, last November, of the Diver X and the Lady Diver, Ulysse Nardin begins the final chapter of the Diver story with three new 44mm chronographs.
The Arraw Star Twist by RJ captures the beauty of the universe. A 39mm case, crowned with a sapphire-studded rotating bezel, surrounds a dial that draws us into the fascinating depths of a blue Magellanic Cloud.
When Pascal Raffy embarked on his adventure at the head of Bovet, he had it in mind to develop a full-fledged Fine Watch brand. An important step was accomplished in 2006 with the takeover of the movement manufacturer STT, renamed Dimier 1738. Bovet, which recently became a partner to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, is now shared between three sites. (Part 2)
When I think of Gabriel Tortella, our friend who took leave of us too soon, I remember the lyrics of a song by Domenico Modugno that we used to sing when he would invite me to his dinners with friends: “Cos’è che trema sul tuo visino ? / È pioggia o pianto, dimmi cos’è?” (Tell me, what is trembling on your cheek? / Is it the rain or tears?) And it went on to the famous refrain: “Ciao, ciao, bambina…”
It's only now come to my attention that my musings under the title In the Air are published with a rather inflated signature: not just "Franco Cologni" as I had asked, but also "President of the FHH Cultural Council." Granted, this is my function, thanks to the amiability and generous esteem of the distinguished members of the College who elected me to this post, but which seems rather too institutional for these brief notes.
It's no small task to develop a clear and effective strategy aimed at a frivolous, fickle youth who believe the best things in life should be free. (Part 2)
A country rich in natural resources with an educated - and peaceful - population, over the past ten years Colombia has emerged from violence and progressed. The Colombians now welcome luxury as a reward, and are happy to take it onto streets that are at last safe.
A supremely distinctive brand, Bovet continues its way with remarkable coherency. From its wristwatches with bow attachment to the Amadeo concept, and of course the decorative arts, Bovet imposes its hallmarks with a superlative degree of quality. Fine Watches of singular beauty form the prelude to a new chapter of integrated movement manufacturing. (Part 1)