September 2018

Frederique Constant - Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar for 19.995 USD to celebrate the 30th Anniversary

Frederique Constant SA was founded with a capital of 60.000 Swiss francs. The brand sold a thousand Swiss Made wristwatches produced by external partners in its first year. By the end of the year 2018 around 160.000 wristwatches will be produced and hopefully sold ...

Jean-Claude Biver is no longer the CEO of the LVMH Watchmaking Division

This is the official statement published by LVHM last week:

 

... "LVMH Watchmaking Division announces new structure

Paris, September 21, 2018

After an extraordinary career spanning over 40 years in watchmaking, Jean-Claude Biver, together with LVMH, has decided to relinquish his operational responsibilities and assume the role of non-executive Chairman of the LVMH watchmaking division.

Officine Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio 47mm - discover a new unexpected look

Panerai might be turned upside down in the near future.

Why?

I expect the new CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué to introduce some absolute new styles and watches during SIHH 2019 in January.

These two new Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciai - 47 mm models might give you a hint where the journey will go...   

The new IWC Schaffhausen Manufakturzentrum - a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant

In Neuhausen - a suburb of Schaffhausen - IWC marries traditional watchmaking with state-of-the-art manufacturing methods and technologies. The new so called Manufakturzentrum (= manufacturing centre) was completed in just 21 months.

I invite you to tour through the new building with me. I have uploaded 116 pictures and written as many comments ... Have fun!