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.
As Bugatti's official partner since 2001, Parmigiani celebrates the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with the Bugatti Super Sport. An exceptional timepiece for an exceptional car.
Audentes fortuna juvat, fortune favours the bold, we are told. Machiavelli, however, observed that fortune exerts its power where virtue is unable to resist. If we are to be audacious, better then that we affront adversity and engineer our conquests with the "virtue" of strength of character, steeped in sagacity, prudence, culture, honesty, morality and clairvoyance.
Greubel Forsey entrusted their timepieces to John Simonian as U.S. distributor and one of its retailer. Owner of the influential Westime boutique in Los Angeles, Simonian already had a lot of experience with high-end brands.
While a number of brands have chosen meteorite for certain of their dials, Antoine Preziuso has gone one step further. He is the only watchmaker to also use meteorite for cases, hands, buckles and crowns. Star quality indeed.
René Weber, a financial analyst with Vontobel, forecasts that growth in the Swiss watch industry's export markets will slow over the second half of 2010 and progress by 8% for the year overall.
A handful of firms dominate the Swiss market for synthetic jewels for the Fine Watch sector, with production of some 300 million per year. One, Pierhor, is an independent firm working at the high end of the market.