News from the Watch Industry
Girard-Perregaux has recently unveiled a new reinterpretation of its much admired Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch, with an 18K pink gold case featuring an exclusive guilloché dial. The watch comes in both a men's and ladies' version.
As legend would have it, for hundreds of years people in the far North believed that the world famous northern lights were sparked by a fox sweeping its tail along the snowy slopes. But it turns out it wasn't a fox, it was a black badger.
Released in 2014, its balanced and impactful design and of course its assortment entirely made out of silicium have contributed to its highly successful launch. This year, Maurice Lacroix is capitalizing on a product in high demand and that is on the road to becoming a truly iconic reference for the brand.
As befits such a virtuoso of complicated timepieces, this new watch by Kari Voutilainen incorporates a second time zone with 24-hour indicator and a retrograde power-reserve indicator. As always, the movement is developed and hand-crafted from start to finish inside the master watchmaker's workshops, in the peace and tranquility of the Swiss village of Môtiers. Fashioned from maillechort, this top-flight mechanical movement comprises no fewer than 250 parts and 28 jewels.
The Fleurier Quality Foundation is one of the most demanding watch certifications. It combines the COSC, Chronofiable and Fleuritest trials. Chopard presents a new timepiece bearing the prestigious label. Entirely developed, crafted and assembled in Fleurier, the brand-new L.U.C Qualité Fleurier chronometer perfectly embodies the Chopard vision of Haute Horlogerie perfection.
To create its new Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph,TAG Heuer has drawn inspiration from a true icon:the first chronograph specially designed for racing drivers that Jack Heuer made in the 1960s.
Albert Riele was established as far back as 1881, but in more recent times have been acquired by Apart, one of Poland’s largest jewellery chains. The brand will be exhibiting at Baselworld, and one of the watches on show will be the brand’s flagship Premiere collection.
Baselworld is almost upon again, and many of the brands are starting to give previews of watches that will be putting in a spectacular appearance at the event. Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils a new limited edition of the DSTB (Dial Side True Beat).
British luxury chronometer maker Thomas Mercer has formed a strategic partnership with the prestigious Yacht Club Cortina d’Ampezzo, located in the village of the same name and regarded as one of the most renowned mountain resorts in the world. The resort is known as The Pearl of the Dolomites.
IWC Schaffhausen’s new boutique is open for business in London, located at 138 New Bond Street, it’s the first dedicated boutique for the brand in the UK capital. The 90 m² two storey site took four months to assemble and was officially opened just before Christmas.