The German town of Glashütte has been a centre for fine watchmaking since 1845. Nomos Glashütte is marking the occasion with three limited-edition versions of a classic model.
Patek Philippe presents the new Ref. 5303 as its first minute repeater with the striking mechanism on the dial side, together with reinterpretations of the legendary Ref. 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph and of the classic Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
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)
Contractors have witnessed a sea change in recent years, regardless of whether a firm is located in the heart of watch country or at the other end of Switzerland. Any supplier that wants to do more than simply get by now has to provide tailor-made solutions in multiple fields.