News from the Watch Industry
LEON RACING, which is sponsored by the bestselling men’s Japanese lifestyle magazine “LEON”, will be competing in the SUPER GT SERIES for the 2015 season with Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.
Blancpain is contributing to the Only Watch charity auction for this year by presenting a unique version of its Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar. Blancpain has supported the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) for almost 15 years and Only Watch is now in its 6th edition.
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), in association with retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, has announced the creation of the first Dubai Watch Week. The 2015 GPHG jury comprises 25 personalities renowned for their watchmaking expertise and chaired by Aurel Bacs.
Amsterdam-based Watchuseek sponsors Ace Jewelers has just launched the third edition of its Ace List book. The Ace List Volume III is an up-to-date look into the world of watches, jewelry and the luxury lifestyle with original in-house photography, in-depth articles and interviews, with ‘design’ being the central theme.
Christopher Ward celebrates the anniversary of the 2014 launch of their first in-house movement, Calibre SH21, with the release of a Limited Edition 43mm C9 5-Day Automatic Chronometer with a rather sexy green galvanic sun-ray dial and green leather strap combination.
We reported on MB&F’s “Best of the Best” award in May. The Red Dot gala ceremony was held in Essen, Germany this week. The award was given for Horological Machine No.6 ‘Space Pirate’, and was one of only 81 products to obtain the highest-ranking award, among some 5,000 submissions!
There are several brave and determined Watchuseek members who have taken the massive effort required to start their own watch company, but while it’s true that the world probably doesn’t need another watch brand, it’s a racing certainty that, with greater or lesser success, many more will come along.
For those that feel the constant pressure to be a couple of steps ahead of the Joneses, here is the luxury Golden Dreams Apple Watch. Now available, it takes the idea of owning a smart watch to a whole new level with an entirely hand engraved version in your choice of 24-karat, 18-karat or 18-karat plated rose gold.
What we have here is a supercharged Honda NA1 NSX belonging to Dutch racing driver Dimer van Santen. Eagle eyed readers may notice a familiar watch oriented website proudly sponsoring the vehicle. Mr. van Santen jr’s NSX used to belong to his father, who raced it in the NSX Trophee in Europe. Following ten years of successful racing by his father, the car was definitely beginning to show the miles.
Independent watchmaker Speake-Marin is participating in the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction to be held on November 7th in Geneva with an extremely handsome one-of-a-kind model known as Resilience ‘One Art’.