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.
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.
A year and a half ago, Jean-Frédéric Dufour set about refocusing Zenith on its fundamental values with the result that last year the brand announced double-digit growth. It now moves ahead with its strategy.
For the movement maestro, 2011 will be the year of the Adagio, a very different timepiece to its predecessor, the DualTow, but equally representative of his savoir-faire. The company also continues to diversify with new activities producing components for third parties and manufacturing additional modules.
Theodora, empress. The Byzantine Empire's most celebrated sovereign, wife of Justinian I, was Theodora. Posterity remembers her for her beauty as well as her wisdom. Beautiful and wise also describes the work of the Theodora Children's Trust, which has nothing to do with Constantinople. Rather it puts a smile back on children's faces during prolonged hospital stays. Because laughter and serenity are important for getting better. At the very least, they ease the pain of what is often a heartbreaking situation.