Urwerk's UR-100 references C-3PO, the protocol droid in the Star Wars franchise. The fourth episode in the UR-100 collection intergalactic saga, in gold, it recounts the adventures of an atypical time instrument.
Six years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB&F and L'Epée 1839, a new expedition is under way. The space station returns in 2020, in a more compact size and enhanced with bright colours, with the name of Starfleet Explorer.
The Italian couture house has called on Girard-Perregaux to create a watch to mark its centennial year. The result is an annual calendar model, signed by the couturier and inspired by the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time.
Dior pays tribute to Monsieur Dior, whose lucky number was eight, with the introduction of a new model to its Christal line. Ergo this latest timepiece has eight time zones and is proposed as a limited edition of eight.
Since the start of the year, shares in luxury groups have followed an upward trend, driven by excellent financial results. Analysts are now predicting 5% to 10% growth for the sector for the twelve months of 2010. Clearly luxury has put the crisis behind it.
A magnificent painting by Correggio, The School of Love, hangs on the first floor of London's National Gallery. It portrays Cupid with the god Mercury and his mother Venus, depicted with angel's wings. This painting could easily go unnoticed among the museum's thousands of masterpieces. A regrettable oversight, as it perfectly symbolises the world of fine watchmaking.