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The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is the world’s largest event of its kind and has proven itself year after year to be an extremely effective business platform for the global timepiece industry. It will return on September 3-7 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for its 33rd edition and is expected to gather 760 exhibitors from around the world.
Girard-Perregaux unveils a new version of the Cat's Eye Power Reserve. It’s fitted with a dial covered by an elegant guilloché effect and marked by asymmetrical features. Its oval shape is the characteristic signature mark of this collection. Combining mechanical movements with a feminine elegance of design, sparkling diamonds mark the hours while the power reserve indication is illuminated by an array of stars.
As watchmaking and celebrity collaborations go in the world of haute horology, this is certainly one of the more unusual. Eric Cantona, formerly the toast of Old Trafford, Manchester United’s world famous football ground, has teamed up with Hautlence, (an anagram of Neuchatel) to collaborate with their brand in their upcoming 10th anniversary events as well as in a new international advertising campaign called ‘Cross the line.’
This stunning watch was on show at Baselworld 2014, and it celebrates 100 years of Leica Photography. The commemorative watch is the Valbray EL1 Chronograph, strictly limited to only 100 pieces and engraved with the distinctive Leica logo featured on the crown and ‘100 Years of Leica Photography’ engraved on the case back.
We mentioned last week about the 4th Spa-Classic race meeting held at the Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, with Zenith acting as official timekeepers. The meeting was held in blazing Spring sunshine over the three days, with close to 350 historic racing cars participating in the event.
American/Swiss brand Hamilton has produced its first pilots’ watch with a case made from aluminum, a material widely used in the aerospace industry for everything from airplanes to space shuttles to rocket fuel. The Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum is available in four military-inspired colour schemes.
iFlightPlanner.com, the leading US website that provides detailed flight planning logs and weather briefs for pilots, officially announced today that the Jardur Watch Company has been named the exclusive timekeeper of the site, and will be the sponsor of the official ZULU (GMT) time found across iFlightPlanner’s web-based flight planning products.
OMEGA and long-time brand ambassador George Clooney met in Shanghai for an evening of celebration. The award-winning actor and producer was part of a star-studded event on May 16 where OMEGA showcased its new Seamaster Aqua Terra timepieces.
The Tank Française is a sub collection of the famous Cartier Tank whose pedigree goes all the way back to 1917. Hallmarks include rectangular/square shaped cases with rounded edges, pure white clear dials with large Roman numerals, blue steeled sword shaped hands, but the new Tank Francaise creates a surprise by adding brilliant-cut diamonds to mark the hours. Eleven precious stones punctuate the perfect square of this watch with a feminine touch of jewellery.
This year, Frederique Constant Geneve celebrates its 10th anniversary of creating the in-house calibre the "Heart Beat Manufacture". The achievement was celebrated in the presence of the employees of the brand, its customers and invited journalists on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at the ‘Bâtiment des Forces Motrices’ (BFM) in Geneva, Switzerland.