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.
With a 59.1% surge in the Swatch Group's share price and Richemont shares gaining 58.3% in 2010, both groups were clearly two of the market's favourites last year, particularly considering that the Swiss Market Index lost 1.7% for the same period.
After Zenith's El Primero chronograph which measures tenths of a second, introducing the Mikrograph by TAG Heuer, accurate to a hundredth of a second thanks to its two balance wheels and two escapements. The chronograph hand sweeps the dial in one single second. Prepare to be impressed!
Call them what you like – satellites, pointers or torpedoes, as on the latest UR-110 Torpedo, – at Urwerk, these innovative elements are all part of a singular determination to propose new ways of reading time.
An interview with Bernard Fornas' right-hand man, and Image and Heritage Director for the venerable Parisian firm.
The latest World Watch Report from IC-Agency confirms the rise of China, which is also reflected in online searches by watch fans. IWC, Patek Philippe and Zenith remain the top three brands searched for on the Internet.