These past years, Roger Dubuis has cemented an alliance with Italian legend, Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The Excalibur Aventador S was the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership. Now, the Manufacture is gearing up to introduce a new black-and-red version.
With eight sales of timepieces totalling USD 91.2 million in Geneva, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, 2010 was a record year for Christie's.
Denis Flageollet and David Zanetta, who set up De Bethune in 2002, will tell you that watchmaking lost its soul in the twentieth century. Now their ambition is to "save the concept of the mechanical watch," as the recently-unveiled Tourbillon Regulator demonstrates.
The land of the rising sun is looking increasingly like a twilight zone, but Swiss watch brands still have faith: in spite of its problems, Japan remains an important market for the sector.
Abundance of brands in fashion, lifestyle and luxury offers plenty of options to choose from. But only few of them stand out and their appeal is crystal clear. Such brands have strong following among the rich and the rulers. That is why King Edward VII said about Cartier that it is “The Jeweller of Kings & the King of Jewellers.” Interview with Cartier President and CEO Mr. Bernard Fornas.
We're accustomed to seeing watchmakers associate their image with big-name personalities from the worlds of sport, film and fashion. Now some are taking a different tack, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre with comic strips, or Parmigiani and poker.
While we don’t have a particular need for the musical watch in contemporary society, the minute repeater delights not only for its artistic complexity but also for its ability to engage time with both sight and sound.