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.
Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.
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The Fondation Horlogère was set up to defend the watchmaking heritage of the Swiss Jura, past and present. Its latest initiative, the Route de l'Horlogerie, invites tourists to discover the horological gems across the canton's three districts.
On March 24th, the curtain will rise on Baselworld 2011, the watch and jewellery show which, year after year, brings more than a hundred thousand people to the city on the Rhine. I'll be one of them, wearing my three hats of journalist, interested visitor, and former executive in the sector. Which to a large extent sums up the people who from March 24th to 31st will be milling around the stands at Basel.
Since the 1960s, the Dutch bank ABN AMRO has forged a solid reputation as the leading financial partner to the diamond industry. Leveraging on this position the bank is aiming to expand into the watch industry, a natural extension in the world of luxury.