May 23Breitling Bond Watch Bought for £25!!Expected to reach £60,000!!
|Clearing out the trunk of an old car unearths an exceptional treasure; Breitling Top Time watch made in 1962 has come to the surface after all these years, turns out this particular model was the same watch worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 movie Thunderball. The watch is modified by the Q branch to detect radiation by installing a Geiger counter; 007 used it to locate two NATO atomic bombs stolen by SPECTRE, thus saving the world. Not only was this watch worn in the Bond movie but it is also...|
May 20Patek Philippe sells for 1.2M CHF!!
|Image credit : Antiquorum Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 - Pink Gold Sky Moon Tourbillon - Piece Unique with Special Order Case, No. 3350053, case No. 4382101. This particular watch is an exceptional unique example of the Sky Moon Tourbillon, a very valued client of Patek Philippe had the pink gold case made to order, the original case design for this model features the company's Calatrava symbol in relief in a repeated pattern around the band, however the case on this watch, that was recently sol...|
May 13Nayla Hayek steps into Harry Winston CEO role
|The Swatch Group chairwoman Nayla Hayek has been named as CEO of Harry Winston. When luxury watch and jewellery brand Harry Winston was acquired by the Swatch Group in March this year, Hayek was nominated as Harry Winston chairwoman, she now steps into the CEO role with immediate effect. The news that Swatch Group was to acquire a 100% stake in Harry Winston and its operations hit headlines in January 2013. Swatch Group owns the watch and jewellery brands and all activities related to Harry W...|
May 7Blancpain celebrates fifty fathoms anniversary
|Blancpain introduced two models to join its iconic Fifty Fathoms diver's watches and celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch of the original model with a dedicated exhibition and press conference at BaselWorld 2013. First created in 1953, the original Fifty Fathoms watch is now 60 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, Blancpain president and CEO Marc A Hayek welcomed important figures and partners from the diving world who have played, or still play an important role in ocean i...|
May 1Hublot launches Snow Leopard Big Bang
|Hublot launched its Snow Leopard Big Bang timepiece at BaselWorld 2013. The model ties in with Hublot's close links with the mountains and skiing, relating to its Swiss origins and its general sporting ties. The timepiece came about and has associated itself with the rapport that has existed between the brand ambassador skier Maria Höfl-Riesch and Hublot's management, Jean-Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe, since 2010. In the skier's honour, Hublot has created the Snow Leopard Big Bang i...|
April 27Zenith launches new web site
|Zenith has launched a new website, providing consumers with additional product and historical information. The launch of the new website, zenith-watches.com, is part of the brand's efforts to reposition its digital presence, transforming its online arm from a simple sales platform to an informative website, which fully represents the brand. Collection sections and product sheets are available as well as enhanced versions of The Manufacture, Fine Watchmaking and Icons tabs with refined and in-d...|
April 25Corum acquired by China Haidian
|Corum has been acquired by China Haidian Holdings, making it the sole owner of the watch brand. In a statement on Corum's website, the Swiss watchmaker said that the sale is of Corum's total shareholdings to the Chinese company is a strategic agreement that will ensure the continued development and growth of the Corum brand. China Haidian, which owns Eterna watch brand among others, and distributes Casio and Citizen in China, said it acquired Corum for CHF86 million (£59.5 million). Spe...|
April 22Chopard launches customisable Happy Sport watches
|The iconic Happy Sport collection by Chopard is 20 years old this year and to celebrate the brand is launching a fresh collection of the watches for ladies. Within the new Happy Sport collection is a line of customisable watches. Fans of the brand can create their own bespoke Happy Sport watches by handpicking diamond-studded charms such as stars, horseshoes, hearts, fish, letters and crescent moons that are then dropped onto the dial. Ladies can also pick from a range of colourful textured s...|