Years ago, a good mechanical watch was the utilitarian tool that everyone needed to accompany them in day-to-day life. Then quartz came in, solar-powered watches and even today’s smart watches — with the most accurate GPS options on the market available on the wrist.
Last week, I received an invitation to be part of the newly formed Academy of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. For those of us who love watches and watchmaking, there can be no greater honour than to be called upon to serve in this capacity, to be asked to be part of the organisation that recognises and rewards the very best of what our industry has to offer.
Meccaniche Veloci's Trade-In Program is available on the updated website, which now incorporates a section dedicated to re-purchasing its watches produced between 2006 and 2015.
Through this innovative project, Meccaniche Veloci will value and trade-in watches from previous collections by offsetting the value of the pre-owned watch against the price of the a new model.
In March 2020, the first Grand Seiko Boutique in Europe will open its doors at 7, Place Vendôme in Paris. As befits this most prestigious of locations, it will be the largest Grand Seiko Boutique in the world and will give watch lovers an unparalleled opportunity to see the widest range outside Japan and to experience the world of Grand Seiko.