News from the Watch Industry
First introduced in 2014 with a stainless steel case, the Big Pilot's Watch Edition ''Le Petit Prince'' (Ref. IW500909) from IWC Schaffhausen is now also available in an 18-carat red gold case. Limited to 250 watches, the timepiece has a 7-day power reserve and elegant sun-pattern finish.
If you are lucky enough to have a wallet that bulges with cash, credit, charge and store cards, you might like to consider going the way of many of the newer watches to come out of Switzerland and slimming down.
It’s a new world for the men’s Dual Time. Introduced last year at Baselworld it offers a supremely modern and original design, the timepiece collection features a model with a bold blue face emphasized by a geometric rope motif, tying the watch back to its nautical roots. The feeling of tradition is sharply juxtaposed by spike-styled gold indices and dome shaped hands. It comes on a blue alligator strap.
Hublot was Official Timekeeper of the recently completed cricket World Cup in which Australia emerged victorious. The brand was visible on the scoreboards and throughout the VIP areas at all the grounds throughout the tournament. Hublot also developed a watch for cricket fans, known as the Classic Fusion Chrono Cricket watch.
Manufacture Blancpain and its President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, has learned of the passing of Captain Robert “Bob” Maloubier at the age of 92. He died on Monday April 20. An agent in Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, Maloubier was tasked with sabotage and spying on .... forces. Bob Maloubier parachuted into France and, subsequently into Asia.
Founded in 1876, Fellows, headquartered in Birmingham, is one of the UK’s most established auction houses. But it was only this week that they introduced the first of their monthly watch sales. ‘The Watch Sale’ was officially launched on April 20 and enjoyed an exceptional 93% sale rate.
The Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time watch – DTE - is described as a marvel of mechanical mastery and aesthetic elegance. Part of the Instrument Collection, the watch features a signature in-house manufactured movement inspired by the timepieces produced during the second part of John Arnold’s life when he and his son, John Roger, dedicated themselves to the quest for absolute precision.
The Manero Tourbillon impresses is an elegant new watch from the independent Swiss watchmaker. It features a circular cutout in the dial at 6 o'clock which provides a tempting glimpse of the moving heart of the tourbillon. The date is shown with a third hand.
Casio has announced the addition of four new Ladies Solar Easy Readers to its line of analog timepieces. The LTPS100 series features solar-powered operation as well as water resistance of up to 50 meters to provide further convenience for the wearer.
The CVDK Real Moon series, known for the Real Moon Joure and the Real Moon 1980, is extended with a new unique masterpiece, the CVDK Real Moon Tides. Next to a rotating miniature moon it carries a complication showing you the sea level tides in a way that has never been seen in a mechanical watch before.