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Edgy Swiss watch brand Bomberg Watches, headquartered in Neuchatel, has appointed Giancarlo Mantuano as its new CEO following the departure of Luis Rocha in November.
This week on Match The Watch With The Shoe, we go considerably upmarket, eschewing branded sneakers for the finest in leather dress shoes, and matching them with equally resplendent watches.
The highest quality, exclusivity and authenticity are Basel based DuBois et Fils core values and are what each limited model stands for. The exclusive flyback chronograph DBF001-10, in a limited edition of just 33 pieces, features a striking three way color combination, with a nod to the Gulf racing teams and the golden age of auto racing in the 1960s and '70s.
Ulysse Nardin has added its deep blue dial enamel champlevé creation to the spirit of Chinese New Year with the Classico Goat timepiece. The goat is the eighth animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, and represents the solace of introspection and observation. A dependable, calm and intelligent creature, the goat shines in creativity.
Let’s See Those Hands on the Steering Wheel is one of the most popular and enduring threads on Watchuseek. But now there’s a watch that not only looks good on the steering wheel, it can actually bring the vehicle right to you. This was demonstrated earlier this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Piaget are dusting off the back catalogs and revisiting vintage-inspired pieces from the 60s and 70s, which will be gracing SIHH 2015. One such piece is the Black Tie “vintage inspiration”. It’s an elegant cushion-shaped dress watch with rounded angles and a multi-stepped bezel in superimposed satin-finished and polished white gold.
Starting with the Portugieser Minute Repeater in 1995, IWC has painstakingly worked its way through the various complications for the Portugieser family over the years, and for 2015 has produced The Portugieser Annual Calendar, powered by the new IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre. Five years in the making, it’s the first in an IWC initiative to produce further series of in-house calibre families in the years ahead.
Stéphane Peterhansel, the 49-year-old all-time Dakar rally champion, has joined the team of Zenith ambassadors for the next three years, as the latest in a long line of names whose achievements have won them world renown. At 14, Stéphane became the French skateboarding champion. "It was my main activity," he confides. "It's what I did every weekend and every evening."
Swatch invited French Freeskier and Swatch Proteam member and Ambassador Richard Permin to collaborate on a creative new design for his first signature Swatch model, suitably called PERMIN.
Smart phone technology is finding its way into even the most traditional and long established of the Swiss maisons. Now Montblanc introduces the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap. The e-Strap is an interchangeable bracelet with integrated technology that offers an activity tracker, smart notifications, remote controls and even a ‘Find-Me’ function.