Category: What’s New

The Exotic Dials Of F.P. Journe

The F.P. Journe manufacture has always made a point of standing apart from the crowd. Of doing things a different way. Its own way. The company – and its eponymous founder in particular – doesn’t court media attention, nor does it use celebrity ambassadors to help sell its timepieces. Instead, it operates strictly within a … Continued

F.P. Journe mother of pearl dial

Modern Haute Horlogerie At Girard-Perregaux

Last year, Girard-Perregaux celebrated its 225th anniversary – two centuries of rich history that has become the brand’s modern DNA. But respecting traditions doesn’t mean neglecting the future. While manufacturing watches with a great respect for haute horlogerie, Girard-Perregaux has been an innovator, synthesizing cutting edge technology as well as age-old watchmaking techniques. Girard-Perregaux was founded … Continued

Girard Perregaux Laureato

Travelling With A Complication Made Simple With Parmigiani

The Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde is a noteworthy new piece from Parmigiani for a number of solid reasons. First of all, it is a traveller’s watch, an exquisitely crafted watch equipped with a second time zone display. Second, the watch is part of the renaissance of Parmigiani’s Toric collection, a line of sublimely elegant yet … Continued

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hemispheres Retrograde

Longines Marks 185 Years In Singapore With Watches Of Switzerland

Celebrating its 185th anniversary this year, Longines is one of the oldest and most successful watch manufactures. To mark the milestone, the watchmaker is putting on an exhibition in Singapore in conjunction with Watches of Switzerland at VivoCity from 14 November until 19 November. The exhibition covers the glorious history of Longines, and also showcases … Continued

Longines Flagship original 1957

How Rubber Became A Luxury in Watchmaking

Over the years, an untold number of interesting materials have found their ways into high-end watches, from the understated titanium to the more exotic ceramic and carbon fibre. There is one material, however, that really stands out, most notably for its anti-luxury character: rubber. How on earth did this innocuous material, first patented back in … Continued

original Hublot 1980 advertising
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