Luxury watches

Moving beyond manufacture mania: why Tudor and Breitling’s collaboration is good news for the watch industry – Telegraph.co.uk

At LVMH, as well as the campus-style R&D behind the new silicon wonder-movement, Zenith’s El Primero movement has been harnessed at times by Bulgari, TAG Heuer and Hublot. Richemont, by contrast, has pursued a policy of keeping its brands as separate as possible, with only Ralph Lauren and, in limited numbers, Van Cleef & Arpels able to access movements from Jaeger-LeCoultre or Piaget. The cooperation between Tudor and Breitling –…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Breitling ‘Super Avenger’ Watch Turns Your Wrist Into an Avenging Angel – Maxim

(Photo: Breitling) You thought you dug Breitling‘s Avenger model, the aviation-inspired self-winding chronograph that was as badass as they come? The Swiss watchmaker has unveiled its new and improved Super Avenger 01, which is a 100-piece limited edition drop that comes in at the decidedly luxurious price of $7,800. Only true ballers will likely drop that kind of cash on a wristwatch, but anyone can marvel at its Breitling Manufacture…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Cortina Watch Collaborates With Panerai for Its 45th Anniversary – AUGUSTMAN

Singapore might be a small country but we import a lot of Swiss-made luxury timepieces. In fact, imports jumped 90 per cent in September from a year ago, placing us in third place behind Hong Kong and the United States. If there’s anyone to thank for creating such a booming market, it has to be Cortina Watch. The local watch retailer was founded by Anthony Lim in 1972, opening its…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Panerai’s ‘Chinese zodiac collection’ hits Hong Kong for one day only – South China Morning Post

It’s not every day that you get to see all 10 pieces from Officine Panerai’s Luminor Sealand collection in one go. The series, known for its engraved case top featuring an animal in the Chinese zodiac, has been sought after among collectors and connoisseurs. On Sunday only, you will have the chance to see all the watches in the collection at Panerai’s Canton Road flagship store….

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition – Watchtime.com

Breitling’s ultra-masculine Super Avenger model has been offered in numerous variations over the years, most recently with a military-style 24-hour dial, but up until now it has been one of the few collections without a Breitling-made engine under its hood. That changes with the release of the new Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition, the first Super Avenger outfitted with the brand’s in-house Caliber 01, and limited to 100 pieces, and available…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

New horizons for Breitling – High Horology Journal (blog)

The post came four days after the announcement from Richemont Group that Mr. Kern had resigned, with immediate effect. After fifteen years with the Group, first as CEO of IWC, from 2002 to 2017, then as Head of Watchmaking, Marketing and Digital from April to July of 2017, Mr. Kern seized the opportunity to become CEO and shareholder of Breitling. And while we will probably have to wait until later…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Unveils Historiques Triple Calendar Watches … – Forbes

For the first time in two years, Swiss luxury watch brand Vacheron Constantin is releasing two new Historiques watches. The Historiques Collection is beloved by collectors, as it is within this line that the brand re-interprets treasures of the past. The new Historiques watches, which will be in stores later this year, are both triple calendar watches boasting new mechanical movements. Vacheron Constantin Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 watch….

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Revisits Its Archives with New Historiques Models – Robb Report

The Vacheron Constantin Historiques collection saw a fresh expansion this week in the form of three new releases—all based on classic vintage pieces from the brand’s extensive archives. The collection has long been a fan favorite among collectors, as the brand has consistently reinterpreted these vintage pieces to pay tribute to their heritage without simply being a carbon copy of the original.   Of the three new references, the Historiques…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Second Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow sets record attendance of 1 million, organizers say – OCRegister

HUNTINGTON  BEACH The second Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow staged over the weekend was a success, with attendance at 1 million, double that of last year, organizers told city leaders. “We feel comfortable saying this was the largest outdoor event to take place in California this year,” Mike McCabe, president and director of air shows for Air Support, which produced the event, told the City Council on Monday night, Oct. 2….

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 & 1948 … – Editorial (press release) (blog)

Vacheron Constantin has released a pair of classic triple calendar watches based on the brand’s own models from the 1940s. The Historiques collection is Vacheron’s home for its popular watches from the past to be reborn, so these are in fact rereleases of specific models with updated modern attributes such as materials, movements, and size. There are actually a number of differences between the two models aside from the…

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Military Greens: 3 New Green-Dialed Watches from Panerai – Watchtime.com

Panerai, which introduced its first blue-dialed watches earlier this year, continues to expand its palette with the launch of three new models with dark green dials that evoke the brand’s storied history as a provider of timekeeping instruments to military divers in the 1930s and ’40s. Here’s what you need to know about the new watches. The watches represent three distinct Panerai case types — Radiomir, Radiomir 1940, and Luminor…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Flight Fight: A History of IWC and Breitling Pilots’ Watches – Watchtime.com

In contrast to dive watches, pilots’ watches do not have to meet any objective criteria. Good legibility under all light conditions is generally all that’s needed, and good design makes the watches what they are. A pilots’ watch looks like a pilots’ watch. But it’s precisely the design that shows the different approaches to pilots’ watches by IWC and Breitling. Both brands base their own unique designs on their long…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Panerai Unveil New Designs For Their Thinnest Watch Ever – D’Marge

Panerai have unveiled the latest quartet of their updated Luminor timepieces with the Luminor Due – the Italian watchmaker’s thinnest watch to date. Inspired by the Luminor case of the 1950s, the Luminor Due first arrived in 2016 as a working collaboration between the designers and engineers of the Panerai Manufacture. In its latest iteration the watch re-establishes its rich sporting heritage with contemporary aesthetics across a range of materials, sizes, colours and…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Breitling – High flyer – High Horology Journal (blog)

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

‘Ruweida V’ Wins Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – What’sUpNewp

Photo Credit: Tyler Fields ‘Ruweida V’ Wins Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Written by Ryan Belmore, August 27, 2017 Welcome aboard the What’s’UpNewp e-mail newsletter, here you’ll be among the lucky ones to find out and discover what’s happening, new and to do in Newport before anyone else. We’re happy to have you here, ~ The What’sUpNewp Crew The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Breitling bringing a rich piece of aviation history to Chicago – Chicago Business Journal

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon “Dragon” – SENATUS

By Scott Campbell In the finest expression of the art of Haute Horlogerie and a showcase of superlative craftsmanship, Vacheron Constantin’s latest Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon “Dragon” is a breaktaking demonstration of the major horological complication represented by the tourbillon. A meticulously hand-crafted 18K 5N pink gold dragon riding over the tourbillon movement at the 6 o’clock position and hand-engraved clouds on the dial, case, bezel and lugs, is a nod and…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Borrowed Time: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase & Retrograde Date in Rose Gold – Watchtime.com

“Patrimony” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor,” or “valued things passed down from previous generations; heritage.” In the case of Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony collection of fine timepieces, both interpretations apply. Patrimony watches most definitely trace their design lineage to ancestors from the Geneva-based manufacture’s 260-plus-year history — most directly, from models made in the 1950s — while they also are clearly…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Panerai introduces new Luminor Marina – Saudi Gazette

PANERAI presents a new Luminor Marina fitted with a steel bracelet perfectly integrated with the case, the individual links being inspired by the iconic device for protecting the winding crown. With the classic, unmistakable design of its case and dial, the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic for the first time has the new metal bracelet with links inspired by the shape of the device which protects…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SEC Charges Salesman Linked To Breitling Energy Scam – Law360 (subscription)

By Carmen Germaine Law360, New York (August 4, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges Thursday against a salesman who allegedly earned $1.6 million while selling unregistered securities in companies connected to Texas oil and gas firm Breitling Energy Corp., whose executives have been accused of fleecing $80 million from investors. The SEC instituted administrative cease-and-desist proceedings Thursday against Alfred C. Teran, alleging he…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017