The watch industry loves dramatic turnarounds. And also contradictions. Fifty years ago, mechanical watches were all we had. But they were swept away by quartz watches – before returning to favour at the turn of the century – only to be faced with the advent of.
With the goal of improving reliability, power reserve and long-term performance, Jaeger‑LeCoultre’s engineers have comprehensively revised and re-engineered its calibres. The improvements, include a silicon escapement, a redesigned barrel and various energy-saving enhancements.
This quality-focused environment has led him to graduate in watchmaking in 1999, before joining a start-up brand, Roger Dubuis, then centered around its namesake. He then takes on heavy responsibilities at Urwerk, working on the Harry Winston Opus V project.
Any two watches that belong to the family might be very different in appearance, although they are still cousins.
If you tell someone you’re into sport, the obvious follow-up question is always “Which one?” And that’s because the term “sport” is so broad that it’s often impossible to guess exactly what it means.
Every summer, A. Lange & Söhne release a new version of their Lange 1 Time Zone. In previous years, this would have been in conjunction with their participation and sponsorship of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the vintage and classic car event by Lake Como.
There are 26 cantons in Switzerland, and most of them are officially either German- or French-speaking — with a scattering of Italian, concentrated in Ticino. Only three cantons are fully bilingual.