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.
In the first quarter of 2010, Hermès probably achieved one of the best performances in the industry, with organic growth in sales of 20%. This result has sustained the group's shares, especially with speculation rife over the possible acquisition of Hermès following the death of Jean-Louis Dumas.
Mexico and its iconic figures are an increasingly irresistible theme for watchmakers. Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hublot are marking the bicentennial of the country's independence and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, led by Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
The initiations organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie plunge neophytes into the heart of mechanical watchmaking. A fascinating, hands-on incursion that gives the full measure of a highly-qualified profession.
Developed with watch engineer Jean-François Mojon, Opus X puts circles within circles, inspired by the movement of the planets in endless rotation (see film).
The Breguet museum, under the auspices of Dr Nicolas Hayek, president and CEO of Montres Breguet S.A., purchased the most important horological document in existence for a record-breaking CHF 2.3 million