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Glashütte Original has not only been busy making watches, but also movies. The much admired Saxony watchmaker has developed a series of films to showcase the expertise that goes into the making of their watches. The movies were presented at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival last week.
Christopher Ward has established Club 995, a Club which offers five of its finest watches each shaved down to a value for money cost of £995.00. The brand has been working hard to pass on savings to customers since their 2014 merger with Swiss atelier partners Synergies Horlogères. Savings have been made possible through increased efficiencies in the supply chain.
In January at SIHH Christophe Claret presented Aventicum, its latest creation. Then in early February, Mr. Claret, accompanied by Wolfgang Sickenberg, the brand's CEO, visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend a dinner for collectors as a prelude to the opening of the brand's first retail outlet in the country. Finally, from February 23 - 28, the Le Locle brand will exhibit in Doha, Qatar, at the 12th Salon of Watches and Jewellery.
Moments after the medals ceremony in the main square of Vail, double Winter Olympics champion, 31 year old Tina Maze, and Alpina unveiled the new Alpina COMTESSE ladies line, a new range of luxury mechanical lady timepieces at the Vail Swiss Chalet. Swiss luxury sport watch manufacturer Alpina was present in Vail to support Tina in her quest for additional FIS Ski World Championship medals.
Blending tradition, innovation and modern technology, the “élégante” collection introduces a revolutionary horological concept. F. P. Journe has conceived its first collection designed exclusively for women, with extremely precise technical specifications. The "élégante" allows the time to be stopped and started again a woman’s dream for Valentine’s Day.
To celebrate the brand’s fifth anniversary, Patek Philippe trained independent watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has created a chocolate and cocoa inspired collection which reinterprets the dial of all models with chocolate colours featuring intense chocolate brown for the dial, and white chocolate for the hour-markers.
Glashütte founded German luxury watch brand Moritz Grossmann has opened its first boutique in Tokyo in Koishikawa in the premises of a former printing house. The new boutique has 100 square meters of floor space, decorated with harmonious colors and subtle lighting.
German watchmakers NOMOS Glashütte scores a design hat trick with Metro. With applications from around the world for the iF Product Design Award, the 53 members of the international jury convened in Hamburg and decided that NOMOS Glashütte is once again among the winners.
No, Hublot was not part of the SIHH, not being part of the Richemont Group. Still, Hublot is everywhere, especially in Geneva, still being the trend-setting brand that Jean-Claude Biver was personally driving a couple of years ago. And still does, even with the current position he has been given at LVMH.
An independent jury consisting of almost 50 international watch experts bestowed the very first Watchstars Awards in five categories. Watch specialists such as Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Gisbert L. Brunner, Uhren Magazin Editor-in-chief Thomas Wanka, watch-blogger Robert-Jan Broer, and Chronos Editor-in-chief Rüdiger Bucher nominated the brands and models that the jury would later select from to determine the award winners. Areas of nomination included 'Classic Stars', 'Technical Stars', 'Design Stars', 'Stars for a Lifetime' and also 'New Stars'.