Back in the early 1970s, design legend Gérald Genta put pencil to paper and imagined the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The sports-luxe watch was born. Some fifty years later, this hybrid aesthetic is as popular as ever, as confirmed by these ten recent releases that fuse case and bracelet into one.
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To mark the second breakfast meeting held at the Bucherer Gallery in Geneva under the auspices of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a new group of enthusiasts gathered to debate the concept of value in the current watchmaking scene. Once again, the lessons learned were many and varied.
It's something people have been wanting for a long time: A. Lange & Söhne has introduced its first series-produced steel sports watch to the lineup.
When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.
Limited to 25 pieces in white gold, this Lange 1 Daymatic with a retrograde day indicator is one of the ten anniversary models celebrating the launch of the Lange 1, twenty-five years ago.
Since summer, A. Lange & Söhne watches can be enjoyed at Bahnhofstrasse 25, Zurich, where the Saxon brand has opened its first own-name store in Switzerland.
It all began (again) on October 24th 1994 when Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein, the men behind the revival of A. Lange & Söhne, presented the first watches of a new era. Foremost among them: the Lange 1 and its revolutionary outsize date which commands the dial, whatever the other complications.
Rose gold has been part of the luxury market since the age of Carl Fabergé and Czarist Russia, and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? We analyse.
Instagram controls almost 50% of luxury watch-related mentions, followed by Twitter at 18%. Why is Instagram so important to brands compared with other social media channels?