In the very long months of the pandemic – as any other sector – the luxury industry and the watch brands have been coping with virtual presentations and online product launches. Of course everyone is keen to return to the live events, real personal discussions and not-on-the-Zoom connections. The Dubai Watch Week welcomed a great number of visitors in the sunny and warm Dubai November.
Greubel Forsey recently revealed their latest project the ‘Renaissance d’une Montre’ which will be instituted in 2023 and which is destined to provide some of their timepieces with a second life. Beside the introduction of this project the manufacture brought a new timepiece to the Dubai Watch Week – the Balancier S2
Ulysse Nardin has celebrated the 175th anniversary of its foundation this year. On 15 November 2021, the company opened its new showroom and museum in Le Locle. We had a private tour with Massimo Bonfigli, Historian of the brand.
o see the Bovet Battista Tourbillon, the next milestone of the brand’s collaboration with Pininfarina. The co-designed model is inspired by Pininfarina’s Battista GT Hyper Car.
This November, Frederique Constant came out with new models in its precious Manufacture line for women looking for a refined design and great value combo. The attractive novelties join the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture sub-collection in three colour versions.
Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: XIV will be held on 5 and 7 November in Geneva. There will be two sales events on the two days with very interesting haute horlogerie rarities.
One of the most unconventional and most recognisable high-jewellery houses, Hemmerle exhibited for the first time at Design Miami/ Basel. Finally we got to see art, jewellery and design pieces in real life in Basel – so naturally, the booth of the Munich-based brand was the top on the list to visit.
This October Zenith puts extra emphasis on women with two meaningful releases – the Chronomaster Original in a new version and the DEFY Midnight Pink Ribbon edition. Discover them with us.
Art Basel has a long-standing tradition of working together with well known partners and brands. Some of them are even dedicating significant resources to commission artists or art projects and either launching and communicating it at the fair or including the artist in the exhibition program. Now – as Art Basel 2021 is back with an IRL edition in Basel – we’ve discover a few.
TWEETS n' BITES
The limited edition @Alpinawatches Startimer Pilot Heritage has 42mm cushion shaped gold-plated steel case and a new manufacture calibre AL-709, with modernised ‘bumper’ system (its oscillating weight turns 120 degrees not like a ‘full rotor’) #alpinawatches #starttimerpilot https://t.co/vOvWADmAVd
#Onwrist my fav from the Singer Flytrack collection, the Singer Flytrack Telemeter. It features a telemeter scale with which you can measure the distance between an event and you based on the speed of sound. Seen at @DubaiWatchWeek #singerreimagined #singerwatches https://t.co/ank1ueAmMT