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Five Lessons From Audemars Piguet: Invest In Young Talent (Part Two)

Five Lessons From Audemars Piguet: Invest In Young Talent (Part Two)

Besides the stunning watches on display, one thing that struck us as we toured the Audemars Piguet and Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi manufactures, was the age of the watchmakers and artists that we saw. READ MORE

Richard Mille Open Their Own Factory in Switzerland

Richard Mille Open Their Own Factory in Switzerland

Luxury watchmakers Richard Mille have announced the opening of Proart, an ultra-contemporary 3,000 m2 factory in Les Breuleux, Switzerland. The factory is a major milestone for the manufacture, allowing Richard Mille to produce its own cases and certain movement components (including baseplates and bridges). The announcement comes in the wake of news that Swiss watchmakers are struggling to cope with the Swatch Group’s parts sale ban. Up until last year the Swatch Group, which is the world’s largest holder of watch manufactures, sold mechanical movements and watch components. However, in 2012 the group announced it would cut off access to its READ MORE

Hublot and Haute Living Celebrate 25 Years of the Miami HEAT

Hublot and Haute Living Celebrate 25 Years of the Miami HEAT

Luxury watchmakers Hublot are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Miami HEAT. The famous basketball team was presented with an official wall-clock at their AmericanAirlines Arena home court, while Hublot also unveiled a limited edition Hublot 25th Anniversary Miami HEAT collection of watches using the traditional Miami HEAT team colors. Haute Living teamed up with the Swiss manufacture to host a VIP lunch at Il Gabbiano, where HEAT forward Shane Battier treated watch enthusiasts and fans to a Q&A with the event’s guest of honor, team owner Micky Arison. Festivities continued on at the Motown Revue, an annual HEAT fundraiser hosted by Madeleine READ MORE

RJ-Romain Jerome Blast Off With Spacecraft Pilot’s Watch

RJ-Romain Jerome Blast Off With Spacecraft Pilot’s Watch

Luxury watchmakers RJ-Romain Jerome have unveiled their first ever pilot’s watch, a timepiece aptly named the Spacecraft. Created by RJ-Romain Jerome CEO Manuel Emch, watch designer Eric Giroud and independent watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, the limited-edition Spacecraft model comprises a unique complication housed in a pure, restrained design. When Emch, Giroud and Wiederrecht began development of this model, it was clear from the first sketches that they wanted to create a unique timepiece, combining retro-futuristic aesthetics and horological complexity. Giroud said, “The design evolved in step with our discussions and our numerous exchanges. That is what makes it such a singular object.” The resulting trapeze-shaped READ MORE

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