Luminosity is at the heart of the latest creation from Urwerk. The time display, left visible by the cover that locks over the trademark satellite hours, gives off a green glow, hence the Kryptonite name. Guaranteed danger-free.
Having acquired Watchfinder, a UK-based platform for buying and selling pre-owned watches, Richemont is the first big name to enter the increasingly coveted and fast-growing market for second-hand timepieces.
The family-owned Swiss group becomes a key global player and a foremost partner for watch brands, following its takeover of Tourneau. This new critical size will enable Bucherer to pursue an ambitious development strategy, including for its own Carl F. Bucherer brand.
Swatch Group, Rolex, and the watch brands at LVMH and Richemont account for three-quarters of Swiss watch sales, according to a new report by Morgan Stanley which shows how big a slice of the cake the main brands are taking.
New straps crafted from tiny black or white crystal beads mixed with molten polymer and lined with rubber adorn Roger Dubuis' Velvet Haute Couture. A world-first.
After Milan, New York, Madrid, London and Munich, Audemars Piguet opens its first AP House in Asia, in Hong Kong. A home from home for the brand's customers.
Composed of around 50 independent professionals and serving under the aegis of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council, the Jury annually honors exceptional personalities, professionals who have made their mark on watchmaking through their creativity, their enterprising spirit and their mastery of this hugely diverse artistic and technical world. At the award ceremony of this 6th edition, held during an evening event organized on April 18th in Geneva’s Cité du Temps, the “Hommage au Talent” prize singled out the Maison Greubel Forsey renowned for its virtuoso skills in the field of technical horology; while the “Hommage à la Passion” distinction was awarded to Franco Cologni, who decided to dedicate it posthumously to Nicolas G. Hayek.
The brand's signature watch and spearhead of its collections at this year's SIHH, the Freak reappears in four new versions, in a redesigned titanium case with blue or black colourways.