Journey into the Milky Way with H. Moser & Cie. and the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine, a poetic and minimalist interpretation of the moon-phase display.
Christophe Claret presents an 8-piece limited edition Maestro Quetzalcoatl, in honour of one of the major deities of ancient Mexico. Painstakingly hand-engraved, the feathered serpent coils itself around the movement of this Maestro watch.
Four years after the last mass destruction of counterfeit watches in Switzerland, no fewer than 29,000 fakes went into the crusher in July to mark the coming into force of new regulations on the importing of counterfeit goods.
In September 2006, Rolex bought a plot of land in the city of Biel. Following a public consultation on June 1st 2008, it can now build on it. Rolex says it intends developing a new complex that will combine existing buildings into a single unit, thereby considerably facilitating logistics.
Pascal Dubois has watches in his blood. He and his brother Jean-Philippe are the fourth generation at the head of Dubois Dépraz, a family firm, founded in 1901 in the Vallée de Joux, that produces complications for the leading names in Swiss watches.
Born in 1950 in Val-de-Travers, Michel Parmigiani couldn't help but be immersed in the watchmaking culture that runs through this part of the Neuchâtel mountains. What began as curiosity became a life-long passion for his work as a restorer, a profession in which he never stops learning.
Back in the limelight, Universal is set to launch its very own in-house movement, the Microtor, this October. A now obligatory stage in the life of any watch firm.
Plans are well under way for the establishment of an English chronometer test certificate. And its qualifying standard is to be higher than the Swiss COSC and German equivalents. Watchmaking in England, a new story.