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H. Moser & Cie. starts 2014 with a bold new take on traditional watchmaking. The Perpetual Calendar Black Edition is the first in a series of developments from H. Moser & Cie. that are both exceptional and very rare.
Pangbourne London, an independent British watch manufacturer, has donated a DP-01 watch valued at £11,644.80 for Pilot Dave McElroy to wear while he circumnavigates the earth during this 80-day global flight in a single engine Piper Comanche airplane.
Le Rhöne Genève presents what it calls an unexpected novelty which marries muscle car metal with supreme Swiss knowhow. The watch will be unveiled at the 2014 edition of Baselworld. The concept behind the watch is that of traditional Swiss watchmaking and craftsmanship imbued with the spirit of classic American sports cars of the sixties era.
Remy Cruz is a timepiece and jewellery brand that has just introduced a new Limited Edition series. The Rébellion Sauvage Titanium 5 watch is limited to just 99 pieces following a 1.5 year R&D and trial process. The watch is powered by a 100% Swiss made movement. The hours are indicated via a polycarbon disc (the same material used for the canopy of F22 Raptor warplanes) minutes and seconds are indicated with custom made hands.
Frederique Constant and Alpina are to be the first watch brands to innovate the luxury timepiece market through the introduction of Google Glass. They have incorporated the technology into their 2014 brand strategies. As part of the Official Google Glass Explorer Program, brands are laying a foundation that will change how luxury timepieces are merchandised, marketed, and shared.
On Tuesday we reported on Oscar winner Jared Leto wearing a Piaget Altiplano to receive his award for best supporting acting in the movie‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Not to be out-watched, Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey, voted Best Actor in the same movie, collected his award wearing a white gold Chopard wristwatch.
Zenith has announced Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook as its new brand ambassador. Zenith chose Westbrook for his commitment to excellence, skillful technique and innovative style.
In countries such as the Philippines where the average wage is somewhere between $250 to $500 a month, affordable watches are not just the cool way to go, they are the only way to go. The average watch purchase is comfortably under $100, an expensive watch purchase is around $150 – and that would hurt because it would be half a month’s salary, maybe more.
With Baselworld just a couple of weeks away, IWC is rolling out its third generation of diver’s watches with a mechanical depth gauge. The first generation was the GST Deep One (Ref. 3527) in 1999 and the second was the Aquatimer Deep Two (Ref. 3547) in 2009.
Piaget reckons it scooped the Oscar for jewellery and timepieces being worn by some of Hollywood’s brightest stars at the 86th Academy Awards celebration held on Sunday night.