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News // News models // Thursday, 3 September 2015

MB&F Arachnophobia

Founded in 2005, MB&F celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015 with the motto “A creative adult is a child who survived”. In its first decade, the Geneva-based creative lab has presented some very extreme machines, and the visually powerful Arachnophobia is as extreme as they come. Despite Arachnophobia's intense appearance, the eye-catching three-dimensional sculpture is also an...

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Point of view // Verbatim // Thursday, 3 September 2015

An anniversary to remember?

With figures for July 2015 reporting a 9.3% slide in Swiss watch exports, a trip down memory lane should bring some welcome cheer. Forty years ago, the sector was preparing for its resurrection. This time, the numbers leave no doubt. After gaining 3.2% in the first quarter, Swiss watch exports have hit a bump in the road. The 2.2% drop registered in the second quarter is confirmed by the 9.3%...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Urwerk UR-106 “Lotus”

Urwerk watches have the reputation of being rare, technically advanced, elaborate to the point of complexity, and classy. However, one thing lacks among the various attributes of the brand — its watches are not seen as feminine. Until now. Because the new Urwerk watch, the UR-106, is the first from the independent brand that is especially made for women. Elegant slender and graceful, it shows the...

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Point of view // Va' pensiero // Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Lapis-lazuli

Holidays are for taking time to relax but also time to discover new things of interest and beauty… as did visitors to the magnificent summer apartments of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, where they could admire Lapis-lazuli: the Magic of Blue at the Museo degli Argenti, one of the events marking the 150th anniversary of Florence, Capital of Italy (until October 11th). This magnificent stone and...

Franco Cologni

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Romain Gauthier Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke

With Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke, Romain Gauthier has created the ultimate synthesis of art, craftsmanship and Haute Horlogerie to produce a stunning objet d’art that pays tribute to that most vibrant of cities, Rio de Janeiro. On one hand, Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke is a resplendent expression of contemporary art. Adorning its integrated 18k white gold cover, hour-minute subdial and...

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News // Events // Monday, 31 August 2015

New developments at SIHH

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) will lift the veil on a new interior decor at its 26th edition, to be held January 18th to 22nd, 2016. In addition to its fifteen Exhibitors, the Salon will also welcome nine independent watchmakers in its first ever Carré des Horlogers. After the excitement engendered by the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie's quarter-century in...

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News // News models // Monday, 31 August 2015

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Large Date and Moon Phases

With its perfect balance of technical expertise and classical elegance, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection brings together all the qualities of a fine timepiece, the cornerstone of the Manufacture. The combination of finesse and superlative watchmaking is clearly seen in this new model that, for the first time, features both large date and moon phases functions. This new creation fits...

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News // News models // Friday, 28 August 2015

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Star of Infinity

Manufacture Roger Dubuis is thrilled to announce its third consecutive participation in Asia’s most prestigious Haute Horlogerie Exhibition, running from September 30th to October 3rd in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Watches&Wonders will provide yet another exciting opportunity for the Maison to display its latest creations centred around the Astral Skeleton theme, as...

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Focus // Dirty Gold War // Friday, 28 August 2015

Towards "sustainable luxury"

The luxury industry, and more so watch and jewellery brands, account for 70% of gold consumption, yet only a handful of firms are fully committed to sourcing this precious metal from sustainable supplies. And while companies continue to swell the ranks of the Responsible Jewellery Council, which campaigns for responsible practices through certification, only a rare few have incorporated these...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Thursday, 27 August 2015

Speake-Marin Kennin-ji Temple Masters Project

Created by four masters – a watchmaker and three engravers – the Kennin-ji Temple Masters Project features ornately engraved dragon motifs inspired by the Kennin-ji Temple in Japan. Having one master craftsperson involved in a project might be considered fortunate; two is fortuitous; three must surely be a crowd; but four master craftsmen involved in a single project? That can only be the...

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