Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications® watches provide a unique vision of time, in which craft skills combine with technical prowess to bring stories to life. Their intricate mechanisms offer precious moments of emotion, marked by the distinctive imagination of the Maison.
Within days of each other, Girard-Perregaux, Richard Mille and TAG Heuer announced partnerships with prestigious car manufacturers. Breitling, IWC and Roger Dubuis already have successful automotive alliances. More about this meeting of mechanical minds.
Parmigiani Fleurier, in partnership with the French company Prooftag, is equipping its watches with a system that certifies the authenticity and origin of its timepieces, using Bubble TagTM technology.».
This year’s Prix Gaïa in the "Craftsmanship-Creation" category has gone to an uncommon watchmaker. From his workshop in Thun, Beat Haldimann makes timepieces that have no equivalent anywhere in the world. Portrait of a man versed in the art and science of watchmaking.
The Société Suisse de Chronométrie recently hosted its thirteenth highly successful Study Day, on the subject of complications. The audience was particularly impressed by a presentation of non-circular gears by a researcher at HE-Arc in Le Locle.
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF), under managing director Florian Serex, cut the ribbon at its new building in Fleurier on September 4th. This grouping of activities is typical of the buoyant watch division of the Sandoz Family Foundation (FFS), chaired by Pierre Landolt.
Audemars Piguet, "Le maître de l’horlogerie depuis 1875," has moved into its new Manufacture in Le Brassus. This CHF 35 million investment is the first industrial building in Switzerland to obtain Minergie-Eco® environmental certification.
On June 2nd, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the third and last set of the watches “Les Masques” (“Métiers d’art”) and exhibited the collection in the Metropolitan Museum of New York in the company of its predecessors from the two previous years.