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Frédérique Constant – the Worldtimer

Frédérique Constant – the Worldtimer

Discover one of the masterpieces by Frédérique Constant – The Worldtimer. Considered by the Manufacturer as its “jewel on the Crown”, The FC Worldtimer is definitely one of the hits for 2013. The world became smaller as traveling is part of today’s modern lives. And the more we travel, the more we need help to keep our references and to keep track of what we are doing. In business, it is the same. When you plan a meeting or if…

Jaquet Droz, The Bird Repeater

Jaquet Droz, The Bird Repeater

Jaquet Droz launches an amazing Timepiece called The Bird Repeater. This timepiece is completely inline with the Brand heritage and the excellence in watchmaking. In The Bird Repeater, Jaquet Droz displays its art of Automata with a prestigious haute horlogerie’s most virtuoso complications: the Minute Repeater. Here a video made by the Brand displaying the beauty of such handcraft work. Concerning the Timepiece itself here are the technical specifications: Movement: Jaquet Droz RMA88, hand-winding mechanical movement, single barrel Off-centered hours and…

Parmigiani Fleurier, real luxury watch-making

Parmigiani Fleurier, real luxury watch-making

Parmigiani Fleurier is a high-end Swiss watchmaker brand founded in 1976 in Fleurier, Switzerland. It was founded by Michel Parmigiani. The foundation of this amazing brand is based on the talent of restoring watchmaking artefacts and the inspiration of mechanical movements of the past. In a world in which watchmakers are having a hard time fighting into a kind of “red ocean” for components, some brands just go throught it thanks to alot of know how, patience and passion. And…

Divine Moments by Raghu Rai – Vacheron Constantin

Divine Moments by Raghu Rai – Vacheron Constantin

The confidential Swiss Watch Manufacture Vacheron Constantin revealed this month an interesting art partnership with Raghu Rai. His new exhibition is called Divine moments and it is a beautiful enigmatic vision of India daily life. RAGHU RAI, born in 1942, originally trained as a civil engineer, before taking up photography at the age of 23, in 1965. A year later, he joined the New Delhi-based national weekly magazine ‘The Statesman’ as their chief photographer, moving on after 10 years to…

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux highlights of the month is the reveal of its Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold bridges. This edition will be available only in 50 units worldwide and represents the perfect blend of timeless elegance, excellence in watch-making and pure technology. All the heritage of Girard Perregaux in a master piece built on the acclaimed Tourbillon with threefold Bridges. A magnificent work of noble materials with high-end techniques. Girard Perregaux has its origins back to 1791 and is a…

New Flagship store in Paris for Carl F. Bucherer

New Flagship store in Paris for Carl F. Bucherer

Carl F. Bucherer, the Swiss Watch luxury retailer, will open next year a 2,200 m2 Flagship store in the heart of Paris in France. Their aim: to internationalize their Brand and be visible to international markets. Paris is the most visited capital of the world. Millions of tourists each year come to the french city. Having a Flagship store in Paris is probably one of the best showcases you can imagine for luxury. According to the Brand, the huge flagship…

Baselworld 2012, the Watch industry comes to Switzerland.

Baselworld 2012, the Watch industry comes to Switzerland.

As Champaign is important to France, we all know how important the Watch industry is for Switzerland. The Swiss city of Basel welcomes each year what we call Baselworld, the International fair for the Watch industry. Here are the key figures for the 2012 edition. THE KEY FIGURES 160,000 m2 of exhibition surface 1,815 exhibitors Total countries represented: 41 We always talk about the Watches at Baselworld but let’s not forget that there is also Jewellery that is very important….

Victorinox Original Watch, How original are you?

Victorinox Original Watch, How original are you?

Victorinox Timepieces launched today a cool Facebook Game. To support the revamp of their almost historical ORIGINAL Collection, they invite you to a simple and “friendly”game. We all remember the first Original that made the first big hit for Victorinox in the watch business. Every young guy in the USA would start his “adult” life with the Swiss Army watch on the wrist! More than 15 years later, Victorinox revealed a revamped ORIGINAL COLLECTION. The spirit remains with modernity and…

Tissot, new editions 2012.

Tissot, new editions 2012.

Switzerland knows how to make beautiful watches and Tissot has definitely contributed to this reputation in the world. Tissot is the number one Swiss watch brand in the traditional watch segment in terms of units and has achieved a strong international presence reaching over 160 countries around the world. Here are some of the 2012 new editions, just in time for Valentine’s day. Tissot has been one of the leading swiss brands in the world of watch-making, since 1853 with the…

Jaquet Droz, coded luxury

Jaquet Droz, coded luxury

Jaquet Droz is one of the most confidential, yet brilliant Manufacture horlogère from Switzerland. With the launch of their 2011 Tourbillon, here are some clues to decode this prestigious House, part of the Swatch Group since 2001.   This year, the Swiss Timepieces industry shows a great growth. No “time for crisis”. Here some interesting key figures YTD October 2011. – 16,8 Billion CHF Export sales (already the level of 2010) – October 2011 = 1,87 billion CHF (which is…

Girard-Perregaux, 220 years of watchmaking

Girard-Perregaux, 220 years of watchmaking

The prestigious Swiss House Girard-Perregaux is celebrating its 220 years of watchmaking by creating an exhibition called: A TALE OF INSPIRATION – unveiling 220 years of watchmaking Art. I have already talked about this brand a few month ago thanks to its launch of the new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph. With this great anniversary, it is the entire Brand that we can discover in a beautiful worldwide traveling exhibition. It will be the most beautiful and complete set of Girard-Perregaux…

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

This month, the Swiss Watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, is opening its first US store in New York. The opening will take place on the 12th september and the store is located on 729 Madison Avenue at East 64th Street New York. Vacheron Constantin was founded 250 years ago and its relationship with the US is a long love story.  According to the brand, 180 years ago, on September 17th 1831, Jacques Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter stating his intention to expand business to the US. Just…

Dior VIII – Black is beautiful

Dior VIII – Black is beautiful

Dior is launching a very elegant Timepiece called Dior VIII. The Timepiece House celebrates the passion for haute-couture. A black luxury timepiece inspired by the “1947 new look” of Mr Dior.

Vacheron Constantin – The Metiers d’Art Collection

Vacheron Constantin – The Metiers d’Art Collection

Vacheron Constantin launches this year the second chapter of their collection called Les Métiers d’Art – La Symbolique des Lacques. In the Horlogerie industry some brands are purely fashionable, others are considered as Watch makers and others, like Vacheron Constantin cannot be described.

Girard-Perregaux new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux, the famous Swiss Haute-Horloger unvealed its new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph. In order to celebrate the Brand 220th anniversary, they introduced to the 1966 collection a new Chronograph in white gold and with an elegant blue dial.

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