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The Parmigiani Fleurier Haute Horlogerie Manufacture has unveiled a collection of summery straps designed as a couture collection. The look is decidedly pop-art using the finest materials, sensual to the touch, while combining the elegance of the Tonda 1950 with the technicolor appeal of its new straps.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Blancpain have formed an institutional partnership in recognition of their shared values and objectives in the protection and preservation of the oceans. They signed the agreement aboard the exploration vessel, the M.V. Yersin, attended by His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps (MCT) is an independent Swiss brand based in Neuchâtel and established in 2007. MCT’s hand-wound mechanical movement was developed exclusively for the manufacture with all the main stages of the production process, from designing the movement to the final assembly handled in-house.
From the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in Vallée de Joux, Pierre DeRoche presents a new version of the TNT Royal Retro with a GMT display adjustable to the nearest half hour. It’s achieved not via a corrector, but, unusually, by use of the crown.
Alexandre Meerson is an independent luxury watch brand founded by a Frenchman but with its base in the UK. Recently Meerson launched his most sporty design to date, the D15 MK-1 GMT. With a case sculpted from grey gold and Grade 5 titanium, GMT hand, faceted lugs and intricately engraved multi-level dial, the D15 Mk-1 GMT is built with the gentleman traveller in mind.
From July this year independent Swedish watchmakers Gustafsson & Sjogren (GoS) are introducing a beautiful new range of watch straps that are made from locally produced Elk-leather (Älg in Swedish, Moose in Canada/USA). The leather is sourced from a third-generation family business which produce high-quality leathers for high-end leather products.
Given the sheer volume of ‘is this real or fake’ posts to be found throughout many forums on Watchuseek, a new educational course organized by The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) could be just what many concerned Watchuseek regulars are looking for.
Boutique watchmakers TEMPTION designs, produces, assembles and tests all its own products from its workshops in Herrenberg in Germany. They make 700 individual watches a year which are hand-made; and each piece is made to further the brand’s reputation for craftsmanship and professionalism. Temption build watches for those looking for what they believe is a true masterpiece, for purists and true collectors.
For the first time the new Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT watch features a transparent dial. Available in either stainless steel or an elegant pink gold version, the new Traveller model displays both a strong character and great technical efficiency. It houses an automatic mechanical movement manufactured in-house by Girard-Perregaux, and features large date, second time zone, moon phase and small second functions. The three watch complications are housed in a 44mm case.
Only Watch is a major charity event for aficionados and collectors of fine watches, run each year under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. This year it will take place on November 7th 2015. Each year the exhibition and auction presents creations from 40 of the world’s most prestigious watch companies, including a model developed for this special occasion by Laurent Ferrier.