Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.
This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.
Speaking in Baselworld, Marc Hayek, CEO of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz, takes stock of "his" brands in what is still a challenging environment for the Swiss watch industry. Interview.
For the past thirty years, he has taken inspiration from the great master watchmakers. Winner of the Hommage au Talent award, presented by Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, François-Paul Journe opens the doors to his Geneva workshop.
The Pavonina's cushion-shaped case brings exactly the right amount of originality to this ladies' watch. Designed for connoisseurs since 2013, it returns in new colours and with a revisited dial.
Delicate and rare, the métiers d’art show watchmaking from a new perspective. Blancpain, Breguet, Bulgari, Chanel, Dior, Harry Winston, Hermès, Hublot, Jaquet Droz and Patek Philippe have again turned their hand to these exquisite crafts, with stunning results.
Ludwig Oechslin, who was awarded the 2017 Hommage à la Passion prize by the Haute Horlogerie foundation, was for long the watchmaking genius behind the scenes at Ulysse Nardin before becoming the curator of the International Museum of Horology (MIH) at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Eleven years ago, he established Ochs & Junior in Lucerne, a company that goes to the essence of watchmaking.
There's always a good reason to take a trip down memory lane, starting with the many icons that celebrate a special birthday this year. And as the community of old-school fans grows, it's clear that there is no business like vintage business.