Unveiled as a concept watch in 2010, the magnetic Pendulum system is now ready for production. Maximum frequency is currently 50 Hz.
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Sistem51, the new Swatch self-winding mechanical movement, is to be assembled and adjusted entirely by machine. This groundbreaking development seems destined not only to give Swatch a major boost, but also to raise a lot of questions about the mechanical watch sector in general.
The Charming Bird, whose feathered creature flaps its wings and sings beneath its sapphire dome, was one of the most remarked-upon pieces at this year's Baselworld. Embracing childhood wonder, tradition and next-generation technology, Jaquet Droz has carved itself a new niche.
Antonio Calce can breathe freely at last: the news was announced as a prelude to Baselworld 2013, Corum has just been bought by China Haidian. The group, notably involved in watch brand distribution in China, had already acquired Eterna in 2011. The CEO is happy to see Corum’s financial problems resolved. Above all, he is glad to be able to push ahead with his own brand as well as with Eterna, whose business he will be supervising. We met with him at Baselworld.
Taken over by Kering (ex-PPR) a year and a half ago, Sowind Group, which owns Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, has sharpened the focus of its collections and honed production. Michele Sofisti, Chief Executive of Sowind, discusses the new strategy.
In this 30th anniversary year of the Louis Vuitton Cup, prelude to the America's Cup, the Parisian luggage-maker, and watchmaker since 2002, presents an innovative complication: a monopusher twin chronograph with time difference display.