Aside from the announcement of the watches pre-selected by the jury for this year’s Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (don’t forget to pick your favourite in each category on the Worldtempus independent prediction page), it was an important week for the brands of the MELB Holding set up by Georges-Henri Meylan.
A classic, precious watch conveying a strong emotional charge,
Promesse is the recognizable descendant of a 1970s model from
the Baume & Mercier museum collection.
With their oval bezel nestled inside a round case - made of steel or steel and red gold capped steel - the models from the Promesse collection are available in 30 and 34 mm, with quartz or automatic movement.
“Café Society” is a quite brilliant illustration of this High-Bohemian set that welcomed new forms and that sought elegance and originality. Gabrielle Chanel would become one of its protagonists, a woman who was free to live, create and love, and who shunned world-weariness with her on-going quest for beauty.
The latest estimates and analyses by the Vontobel private bank show that it is important to offer lovers of fine watchmaking exceptional products rather than just try to increase volumes. In 2013 more than 1.2 billion timepieces were produced worldwide.
07 September 2014
After 72-holes of play in Crans-Montana, England’s Graeme Storm and American David Lipsky were tied at 18 under par atop the leaderboard. Storm bogeyed the first playoff hole and Lipsky, who parred it, was the OMEGA European Masters 2014 champion.