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Point of view // Interview // Monday, 29 June 2015

The subtle charm of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Chief Executive Daniel Riedo announces growth above 5%, a new collection this autumn, and a forthcoming increase in production capacity. Jaeger-LeCoultre, which has been designing and producing watch movements since 1833, employs 1,350 people on-site. Already the biggest watchmaker in the discreet Vallée de Joux by far, it is preparing to increase its workforce again. Appointed Chief Executive...

Louis Nardin

 
News // News models // Friday, 26 June 2015

Ulysse Nardin Classico Lady Luna

Honoring the moon’s majesty is the Classico Lady Luna. Moon’s lure has affected and fascinated the natural world for millenniums. A traditionally styled timepiece, the Classico Luna draws inspiration from the moon in a different way. Similar in principle to the limited-edition Moonstruck’s indication of the moon’s phases and based on a development  with Ludwig Oechslin DNA, the Classico...

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Know How // Training // Friday, 26 June 2015

FHH takes the lead in training

Aurélie Streit discusses the FHH's ambitious action in the key area of training "intermediaries". When, driven by Franco Cologni, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) was created by the Richemont group, Audemars Piguet and Girard-Perregaux, its objectives were threefold: inform on and convey the passion, culture and expertise of Fine Watchmaking; be a think tank for the...

Pierre Maillard*

 
News // News models // Thursday, 25 June 2015

Breitling Chronomat 38 SleekT

In 30 years, the Breitling Chronomat has asserted itself as the ultimate aviator’s chronograph. It now sets off to conquer feminine wrists in a new model with a highly contemporary style in a 38 mm diameter and a high-tech tungsten carbide bezel. Created in 1984 for elite international pilots, the Chronomat perfectly sums up the entire Breitling philosophy. As the brand’s leading model, it...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT

For the first time the emblematic Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT watch features a transparent dial.  Available in either classy stainless steel or an elegant pink gold version, this new Traveller model displays both a strong character and high degree of sophistication.  A watch of great technical efficiency, its case houses an automatic mechanical movement manufactured...

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Point of view // Verbatim // Wednesday, 24 June 2015

"TAG Heuer has always been profitable"

In an interview with Swiss business daily L'Agefi, Jean-Claude Biver explains the strategy in place at TAG Heuer for over a year now, since his arrival at the head of LVMH's watch division, which takes in TAG Heuer alongside Hublot and Zenith. TAG Heuer has had just over a year to adjust to the tsunami that is Jean-Claude Biver. Since his appointment as President of the LVMH watch division,...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 23 June 2015

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon

This elegant tourbillon features a double time zone with a sporty look and a timeless, urban design. A mysterious timepiece, executed in dark shades reminiscent of a stormy night: this is the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon. With a DLC-treated polished titanium case and its signature fumé dial, this timepiece has a clear identity, and offers a real alternative to traditionalist pieces....

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Know How // From the workbench // Monday, 22 June 2015

Fabulous finds at EPHJ

Behind the big names and the great watches are a host of small businesses proposing new tools, new materials and new manufacturing processes. Most of the time they work in the shadows, coming out only at trade fairs such as the recent Professional Watchmaking and Jewellery Environment (EPHJ-EPMT-SMT) in Geneva, a showcase for the inventions and innovations that will transform tomorrow's...

Thierry Brandt

 
News // Events // Monday, 22 June 2015

Bovet 1822 - Concorso d’Eleganza Pininfarina

It would be hard to assemble more emblems of elegance than those brought together at the beautiful Castello del Valentino in Italy. For this occasion Paolo Pininfarina was joined by friend and owner of Bovet 1822 & Dimier 1738, Pascal Raffy. The two men share the same taste for mechanical genius, aesthetic refinement and the preservation of heritage – values of true luxury. This shared quest...

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