Author: Sebastien Eich

Vianney Halter Deep Space, a 3 axis tourbillon coming from outer space!

Vianney Halter Deep Space, a 3 axis tourbillon coming from outer space!

Version française ici Vianney Halter is never conventional and shares through its watches its own universe. Again, his latest creation is surprising. Deep Space is a marine chronometer with a 3 axes tourbillon. Real UFO, orbiting the “watch planet“, it challenges time and genres. Is it a spaceship or is it a watch? Probably a bit of both … He admits, this creation is linked to the rediscovery of the classics of science fiction such as Star Trek Deep Space Nine (DS9…

Rafael Nadal, ambassador for Richard Mille, wins Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal, ambassador for Richard Mille, wins Roland Garros

Version française ici On Sunday, June 9, 2013, the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed for supremacy on clay, winning for the 8th time at Roland Garros. It is thus the only player to have won 8 times the same Grand Slam. It was also a victory for Richard Mille,  that since 2010, made for Nadal a RM 27 Tourbillon Watch in Limited Edition of 50 copies of a value of over 600,000 euros. His opponent, David Ferrer, was sponsored by Bovet,…

Harry Winston Opus XIII by Ludovic Ballouard

Harry Winston Opus XIII by Ludovic Ballouard

Version française ici Reinventing the time each year by offering a blend of traditional watchmaking, technical innovation and innovative design, this is the challenge that is launched with the Harry Winston Opus adventure. The new episode of this amazing and enigmatic “Haute Horlogerie” saga, called Opus XIII. It was highly anticipated, and once again, it defied the rules of conventional watchmaking, exceeding all expectations. It is almost impossible to understand the workings of this watch with simple images, which is why…

Watchmaking and Ballooning: at the crossroads of passions

Watchmaking and Ballooning: at the crossroads of passions

Version française ici We are used to seeing the watch brands invest into aviation, polo, cricket or golf events… but rarely into Ballooning. Breitling, Parmigiani and Zenith were able to clearly stand out from others by investing successfully and with originality into this sport that combines flying pleasure, sharing and discovery of the environment in which we live. What are the highlights? What are the similarities between these two worlds? Is it ultimately a good way of communication? Breitling and…

Discover the brand Louis Chevrolet watches by AJS Production.

Discover the brand Louis Chevrolet watches by AJS Production.

Version française ici You know the car brand Chevrolet (General Motors Company) without doubt. But have you ever heard of the watch brand Louis Chevrolet? First years Louis Chevrolet, at the origin of the name, was born in 1878 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (NE-Switzerland), his father used to work in the watch industry. He spent the first part of his childhood in the Swiss Jura in Bonfol then Beurnevésin. In 1887, his family left Switzerland to join the Gold Coast in…

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Version française ici During Baselworld 2013, Luxury Activist team got the privilege to have the new collections presented by Stefano Macaluso, Product Development Director at Girard-Perregaux. Much of the interview was devoted to a fascinating piece called Constant Escapement which has the advantage of surprise by a visible revolutionary escapement mechanism, and enhanced dial side. With this launch, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds continues the momentum of innovation and high technology characterizes the past 222 years. First of all, and we…

Baselworld 2013 – Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20

Baselworld 2013 – Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20

Version française ici Zenith offers 6 models Pilot Aircraft Type 20 to remember the historical and emotional association between the brand and aviation this year. Louis Bleriot and Léon Morane, famous pilots who wrote important lines in the history of the conquest of the air, frequently used Zenith watch them in flight. The Le Locle manufacture well developed rapidly in the market for aircraft instruments: Altimeter, aircraft watches for military and civilian companies. The Type 20 appeared in 1939 is…

Baselworld 2013 – Vicenterra GMT-3 Serie 2

Baselworld 2013 – Vicenterra GMT-3 Serie 2

Version française ici A little over a year after the launch of the GMT3, the young watchmaker from Jura, VicenTerra, is back with a new model. Vincent Plomb, the creator, is again noted by offering this time a more modern and dynamic variation of a beautiful spherical watchmaking Earth, based on the same architecture as the original subscription series. Legend: VICENTERRA GMT-3 Série 2 The main changes we noticed are: The dial, initially silver, is now obtained by lowering with laser…

Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari. Masterpiece of all records!!!

Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari. Masterpiece of all records!!!

Hublot revealed a new Limited edition called MP-05 LaFerrari. It was one of the highlights at Baselworld this year. And if you think Hublot is innovative, you do not realize how far they are ready to go in order to create outstanding timepieces. Check this out. Every year all great Watch manufacturers meet at Baselworld and their aim is to make their annual business and for sure to compete in terms of innovation and their capacity of being outstanding. And…

Baselworld 2013. Antoine Martin Slow Runner.

Baselworld 2013. Antoine Martin Slow Runner.

Switzerland is well known for its innovation and when it comes to Watch Industry, we can find very innovative Brands. At Baselworld we met Antoine Martin, a true luxury Watch manufacturer based in Alpnach. We discovered an amazing innovation called the SLOW RUNNER Collection. And this was one of the great surprises of the tradeshow. This is a world premiere. For the first time, a low frequency wrist watch is presented at Baselworld. 7’200 beats per hour, which means a…

Baselworld 2013: Arceau, Le Temps Suspendu by Hermès.

Baselworld 2013: Arceau, Le Temps Suspendu by Hermès.

At Baselworld this year, the luxuryactivist team discovered real treasures. Like this amazing Timepiece by Hermès called Arceau, Le Temps Suspendu. We met several Watchmakers. While some were trying to measure time, others to catch up time, a few like Hermès brought an invitation to enjoy time. Baselworld 2013 was definitely the year of performance. Many watch manufacturers presented 10Hz watches with a precision of almost perfection. But other Houses, wanted to tell you a story – A story of…

What to expect from Baselworld 2013?

What to expect from Baselworld 2013?

As we know, Baselworld is one of the main events for the Swiss watch-making industry. Every year all the Brands have appointment with the world. And even if this event is supposed to be a Professional event with no activities to the public, it gathers more and more attention. This year, we will discover a new Baselworld. Full new with a new main building, new stands and brands. It was a huge investment and apparently it is better than never….

The Ongoing Innovation of Watches

The Ongoing Innovation of Watches

Watches have grown to be very innovative in this day in age. They also seem to be incredibly recession proof. From the design of the watch and its multiple functions to the watch display cases there is definitely an art behind each product on the market. Below we have listed some of the innovative watches that each have their own artistic inspiration. Nike Strive Wrist Watch The Nike Strive watch is clearly tailored towards athletes with a hint of style. The…

Heidi is naughty but nice…

Heidi is naughty but nice…

Victorinox, a swiss legendary company is reviewing swiss mythology with a modern twist via a mini web serie called Swiss myths. It is an initiative run by the Watch team division in order to highlight new incoming products. The first episode shows a nowadays Heidi who decides to visit her Grand-father. It is apparently the first film of many displaying new adventures of Switzerland’s mythic heroes. When heritage meets modernity… the result is outstanding. In this episode, Victorinox presents a…

Luxury watches have no time for the recession

Luxury watches have no time for the recession

With constant news streams reporting on how disposable incomes are down, consumer prices are up, the housing market is flat and the outlook is bleak, you would be forgiven for thinking that sales of luxury items have fallen.  You would be wrong.  In fact, the luxury Swiss watch industry has just released average annual growth figures for the industry in 2011 and they increased an astonishing 19.1 per cent from 2010, and these figures don’t even include Christmas sales.  So…

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