Acquired by Bulgari in 2000, the master designer’s eponymous brand is back in the spotlight with a new model that captures the Gérald Genta spirit and leverages the technical genius of the brand.
Omega introduces the Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition: a dive watch on a mission to save the seas.
On November 9th, three exceptional clocks changed hands for some €800,000 (USD 1,095,590), realising 20% of the total sale of important French furniture, sculptures and works of art. A fourth clock went unsold.
When car enthusiasts talk about their wheels - Porsche, Mercedes, Fiat or Ferrari -, they presume their model rolls off the production line of that particular brand. Not for a second, though, do I imagine they believe every single part was made in that same factory. I think the driver of a Rolls – oh happy man! – knows that the prestigious British marque counts on exclusive, top-notch suppliers for its components and accessories. The artists at Rolls-Royce then assemble them into a result that is necessarily greater than the sum of its parts.
After its pioneering use of silicon, Ulysse Nardin strikes again with diamond. The first industrial unit producing silicon components with a nanocrystalline diamond coating is now up and running in Sion.
Since July this year, water-resistant watches must conform to a new standard, ISO 22810. It turns the situation around by defining water-resistance criteria but giving no indication of the procedure manufacturers must follow to comply.