News from the Watch Industry
Many people refer to the 70s as the era good taste forgot but by the mid-70s to mid-80s, the garish flares, loons and cheesecloth shirts had been largely replaced by what is still the main staple of the wardrobe for men; casual sportswear.
WORLDCODE from Saint Honore follows on the success of its Diving and Chronograph Ceramic versions, and now comes in an updated GMT model.
Tissot have recently released two special edition Powermatics. One takes the Powermatic 80 and transforms it into a watch with 18ct solid gold casing, and retailing for just 2000 Euros.
Some watch manufactures have thrown their hands up in the air and declared ‘women just are not interested in complicated movements.’
He may have thought he had reached the Zenith of his career, but Zenith supremo Jean-Frederique Dufour has now been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Rolex SA.
The Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane range has unveiled three timepieces in tribute to three emblematic South American revolutionary figures: Simón Bolívar, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Emiliano Zapata. These trio of revolutionaries echo the three major horological discoveries with which these models are equipped: gravity control (patented system); fusée-chain transmission; and an unparalleled cadence of 36,000 vibrations an hour.
Seems there’s not only a new Maestro at the head of Raymond Weil, there’s also a new Maestro Phase de Lune watch just launched by the family owned watchmakers.
What better way to start the week than with a new watch from OMEGA, and this time it’s a quartz powered multi functional chronograph. Solar Impulse has unveiled its second solar-powered airplane, Solar Impulse 2.
Designed by Marc Alfieri, the Polio watch uses a Swiss-made movement, specially developed for the Polio Watch program. In addition to its revolutionary technology, the PolioWatch ONE (made in Switzerland) allows you to follow the progress of the funds donated in real time on the watch’s dial.
R. O. Schmitt will hold their spring clock and watch auction on the date above. Among the many lots to be sold during the first session are five US Navy pocket watches, three of which bear consecutive serial numbers, purchased by the Navy from T.S. & J.D. Negus. These three, and six others, were acquired by the United States government for use by the famous Greely relief expedition in 1884.