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.
Eve, Penelope and Calypso: three mythical figures and three women who, each in their own way, have reconciled humankind with the mysteries of time and life. Mysteries to which women will always hold the key.
The Professional Watchmaking-Jewellery and Microtechnology Environment Show in Lausanne (Switzerland) ended on a positive note, with more exhibitors and visitors this year. Will orders placed there save the industry's suppliers from a disastrous 2009?
The JCK show affirmed the luxury brands are on the right track, demonstrating solid value with the quality of their timepieces and the support shown to retailers.
I'd never thought about time as a cultural concept until I moved to Japan. Time was, well, time. Time passes. Too slowly on a rainy day, too quickly on happy days you wish would never end. From the Creation of the World to the Apocalypse, time passes. Whether we're killing time to fend off boredom, or whether time is slowly killing us, it passes. As the inscription on the sundial reminds us, Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat: every hour wounds, the last one kills! Time passes, and so do we.
The recently launched Ladoire brand, named after its founder, is part of the emerging trend among watchmakers to propose a thousand and one ways to read the time. Its first watch, the Roller Guardian Time, has hours, minutes and seconds literally rolling inside an unconventional case.