Industry News


The Bucherer experience, one year later

— The concept of the “watch megastore” opened in Paris by Bucherer sparked a lot of questions at the time of its inauguration on April 15th 2013. One year later, the time has come to take stock.
APRIL 25, 2014
La façade du temple horloger Bucherer, à Paris. Elle fut acquise par Richemont à la Société foncière lyonnaise, avant d’y investir une somme estimée à près de 70 millions d’euros. © Bucherer
Rose Day Piaget


Rose Day

— On 5th June 2014, Piaget presents its second Rose Day, a special rendez-vous around the world to celebrate Piaget’s passion for the rose.
APRIL 25, 2014
HYTvideo Baselworld 2014


Video. Baselworld 214

— Vincent Perriard talks about HYT newest timepieces at Baselworld.
APRIL 25, 2014
Eric Cantona, Guillaume Tetu, Hautlence Baselworld 2014


Video. Baselworld 2014

— Hautlence is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with the new Destination 04 watch and Eric Cantona as Ambassador!
APRIL 24, 2014
 Michele Sofisti © Girard-Perregaux


Baselworld 2014: Michele Sofisti juggling with three brands

— Piloting the turnaround of Girard-Perregaux is just one of the many challenges taken on by Michele Sofisti, who also oversees the JeanRichard and Gucci brands in the Kering group’s watchmaking portfolio.
APRIL 23, 2014
Philip Klingenberg, CEO de Century


Baselworld 2014: Very "couture" watches

— Blending romanticism, modernity and luxury, Century continues to interpret its famous sapphire in new and different ways. Philip Klingenberg, CEO, comments on the latest models.
APRIL 23, 2014
L.Leroy video


Video. History of the Brand

— This 13-minute film tells the story of L.Leroy, born in France in 1785, whose “Leroy 01” watch was to remain the absolute benchmark in terms of grand complication watchmaking until 1989..
APRIL 21, 2014
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, CEO de Chopard, au Salon de l'Auto de Genève 2014


Video. Porsche Motorsport

— At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Chopard announced it will accompany Porsche Motorsport in their awaited return to the LMP1 Endurance Championship. Interview with Mark Webber, Jacky Ickx and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.
APRIL 21, 2014
La nouvelle collection Allegra © de Grisogono

de Grisogono

Vidéo. Baselworld 2014

— Fawaz Gruosi presents de Grisogono's latest creations at Baselworld.
APRIL 20, 2014
Cocktail à la Boutique Breguet de Zurich


Cocktail and watches in Zurich

— The latest creations of the Manufacture make their third Switzerland stopover in Zurich.
APRIL 20, 2014
Boucheron Reflet WA009417


Video. Reflet

— Discover the story of Boucheron Reflet, a timepiece that has become a true icon of watchmaking and design.
APRIL 18, 2014
La gagnante a offert la montre Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV de Ball Watch à son conjoint

Ball Watch

The winner of the contest

— The lucky winner of the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV watch has just received her prize.
APRIL 18, 2014
© Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Baselworld - In the name of the patriarch

— It was an emotionally-charged edition of Baselworld for the family-owned Geneva brand. But the founder Raymond Weil was still present – through a tribute timepiece full of symbolism.
APRIL 17, 2014
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    Backes & Strauss

    Tokyo's Kabukiza Theatre

    — Backes & Strauss announces its association with the ancient Japanese art form of Kabuki in its new role by supporting Tokyo's recently...
    APRIL 17, 2014
  • Thumbnail Walter von Känel, CEO of Longines


    Baselworld 2014: Walter von Känel plays the long game

    — Under Walter von Känel’s 25-year leadership, Longines has become one of the top five Swiss watch brands and now produces more than one million watches per year...
    APRIL 16, 2014
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    Video. Aerobatics

    — Dive into the experience of sitting in the aerobatic cockpit of a Hamilton pilot and discover the mountain region of the Jungfraujoch.
    APRIL 16, 2014
  • Thumbnail Bell & Ross Baselworld 2014 video

    Bell & Ross

    Video. Baselworld 2014

    — For those who could not visit Baselworld, watch the video, explore the Bell & Ross booth and discover the main 2014 novelties.
    APRIL 15, 2014
  • Thumbnail Glashütte Original booth at Baselworld 2014

    Glashütte Original

    Baselworld 2014

    — Baselworld 2014 - visited by approximately 150,000 people - was a very successful event for Glashütte Original, as the firm’s new products and its current...
    APRIL 13, 2014
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    Vacheron Constantin

    Video. The Transmission of Traditional Knowledge

    — Through the sponsorship of the photographic exhibition in Milan of Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone, Vacheron Constantin reafirms its link to transmission of...
    APRIL 12, 2014

Lexicon Translator






Definition of the day


From the Greek "keramos" meaning fired pottery. In watchmaking, aluminium and zirconium oxides (polycrystals) are mainly used in the manufacture of cases and decorative elements, while sapphire (single crystal A1203) is used for glass and rubies (A1203 + Cr203) for stones.