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Luminor Luna Rossa PAM01342: Panerai Serves Up A Brand New Look

Team Luna Rossa, winner of the Prada Cup during the most recent contestfor America’s Cup, is among the top sailing clubs in the world. Now, the long-standing partner of Panerai is uniting with its Italian amici once again to introduce…

The Breguet Classique Calendrier 7337: Traditional Principles, Contemporary Flair

As early as the end of the 18th century, Breguet had laid down clear design codes, such as the famous hand-guilloching of dials in gold or silver. Among other things, the watchmaker created the eponymously named Breguet hands with their…

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT: Royal Oak Concept Turns Twenty

The Royal Oak Concept first greeted us in 2002 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak. To mark the occasion, Audemars Piguet released a special edition – originally limited to one piece – taking inspiration from concept…

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Blue Ceramic

Calendar complications are deeply rooted in Audemars Piguet watchmaking and began their uninterrupted history in the Vallé de Joux. There, Audemars Piguet’s two founders developed Jules Louis Audemars’ watch, which combined a perpetual calendar with a quarter-hour repeater, several times…

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Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph: Now in Rosegold And Black Ceramic

Audemars Piguet is introducing a new variant of the Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph. The watch combines complicated mechanics with an open dial and a case in rose gold and black ceramic for the first time. The new model…

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Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon With Onyx Dial

Audemars Piguet is presenting a new version of the Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. The watch has a dial made of polished onyx, which gives it a purist look. It also features a flying tourbillon that picks up on the…

Editorials

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One For The History Buffs: The Adventure That Inspired The TUDOR Ranger

Swisswatches attended the launch of the new TUDOR Ranger in London back in July, and it was everything you’d hope for: ambassador David Beckham enthused about the tale behind the watch, guests drank smoothies out of ice cubes, and an…

Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder
Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder

Franz Linder has been president of the watch brand Mido, which is part of the Swatch Group, ever since 2002. In the watch industry, that’s a hell of a long time to stay at the helm of a single brand.…

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Marking The Milestones: 20 Years Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept And a Brand New Concept for 2022

‘Rule number one’, declares Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias, ‘Is that the Royal Oak Concept is not your first watch.’ Often described as a ‘spaceship watch’, it stands out for its thick, recognisable, and always balanced architecture. The horology house…

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Beautiful in Blue: The Latest Limited Editions for Bucherer BLUE

It must be the power of strong brands and manufactures: a good 50 watches have already been created for and with Bucherer BLUE, which sees itself as the in-house innovation lab of Bucherer – one of the largest and most…

Rolex, Tennis and Roger Federer’s Farewell

Those who know me know that I have another great passion besides mechanical watches; tennis. For me, there is no more perfect tennis player in my generation than Roger Federer, because his game is unrivalled in elegance. Rafael Nadal and…

24 Hours With: Roger Dubuis at Goodwood Festival of Speed

An epic rendezvous: so describes Roger Dubuis its new partnership with Goodwood Festival of Speed. As of 2022, the notoriously ‘disruptive’ horology house is acting as the Official Timing Partner of the world-famous motorsport event. It is here at Goodwood…

Manufacture

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A Journey Through The Zenith Manufacture in Le Locle

Anyone who leaves school at the age of 9 is either clearly not suited to academia, or has already realised what their calling is. George Favre-Bulle must have been a visionary even as a child, because he had bigger plans…

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Sculptors of Time: Greubel Forsey Atelier

Back in 2004, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey founded the Greubel Forsey watch brand. In 2007, the two watchmakers bought an old 17th-century farmhouse and converted it into an atelier, where they now combine traditional craftsmanship with modern Haute Horlogerie…

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Jaquet Droz Manufacture – Where Birds Never Stop Singing

Christian Lattmann already waits in the manufacture’s entrance as we arrive in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The brand’s CEO welcomes us in such a heartfelt way, as if we had been long-time friends of the Maison. It all feels so familiar, not…

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The Complex Case Of CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

The case of the newest collection CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet has a complex architecture which required the use of dedicated tools and sophisticated hand finishing techniques. It has an octagonal middle case with a round extra-thin bezel and stylised arched lugs.…

CEO Talks

Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder

Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder

Franz Linder has been president of the watch brand Mido, which is part of the Swatch Group, ever since 2002. In the watch industry, that’s a hell of a long time to stay at the helm of a single brand.…

Lunch With: Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Guido Terreni

Guido Terreni has been at the helm of Parmigiani Fleurier since the beginning of last year. In this industry, which tends to refer to decades or even centuries of tradition and experience, this is ultimately only a blink of an…

Lunch With: Frederique Constant Managing Director Niels Eggerding

Niels Eggerding has been with Frederique Constant for almost ten years. He experienced the both time before and after the company’s takeover by the Japanese Citizen Group. As of 2018, he has been Managing Director of the Swiss watch brand,…

Lunch with: Greubel Forsey Co-Founder Stephen Forsey

When genius and madness come together in watchmaking, Greubel Forsey is the place to be. While some people feel satisfied once they have understood the fundamental principles of a mechanical three-hand watch, even the most complex complications cannot really challenge…

Lunch with: Piaget CEO Chabi Nouri

Our conversation with Chabi Nouri took place back in January – so before COVID-19 and all that followed with it. Nouri’s optimistic views on watchmaking and the sector itself are remarkable. She speaks with passion and enthusiasm about the rich…

Collector's Choice

Collector’s Choice: A Day In The Life of Kristian Haagen

Kristian Haagen is a self-described “Barbour-wearing, ’67 Series 2A owning, middle-aged watch collector” with eight published books under his belt to date. To the rest of the watch community, Haagen is a renowned Danish photojournalist, collector and auction house consultant.…

George Glasgow Jr: Gentlemen’s Style

Respected as a man, gentleman, and businessman, George Glasgow Junior is the mastermind behind George Cleverley, the renowned shoemaker of Old Bond Street’s Royal Arcade. But George’s style extends far beyond bespoke shoes; he is also the proud and passionate…

The Watch Alchemist: @mochi_watches

When he received his university tuition fees and a few months of rent from his family in advance, he invested it in an OMEGA Speedmaster watch. Fortunately, his application for a scholarship was granted, and his education and accommodation were…

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With A Penchant For Independence: @thehoracle

Having lived on the West Coast his entire life, it’s not surprising, that his first watch was a Nixon, the epitome of a surf watch. As nobody in his family was ever interested in watches and he never inherited a…

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Rendezvous With Charlie Sheen: @bzabodyn214

Who can actually claim to have owned a watch from a Hollywood icon? When @bzabodyn214 bought his Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065A from a local dealer, some research quickly revealed that the original owner was none other than Charlie Sheen and…

Guides

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Pushing the Boundaries of Watchmaking: Patek Philippe Advanced Research

Looking closely at the remarkably innovative spirit of Patek Philippe, one comes to the conclusion that the slogan of the Geneva-based manufacture should be “Vorsprung durch Technik” (or in English, “Innovation through technology”), Audi’s catchy mantra. But the horology house’s…

Breguet Boutique Düsseldorf

Swisswatches is delighted to present the watch community with our very first ‘Boutique Travel Guide’. In this new segment, we will share not only the very best watch boutiques in town, but also the other most exciting things available in…

The Ultimate Guide to The Patek Philippe Nautilus

Why Three Hands And Steel Is Just The Beginning See how you were drawn towards this article? Of course you were – everyone is. No matter whether a collector, new customer, horology expert, or simply here for the ride, everyone…

All You Need To Know About The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most revered models in the world, but why? We are here to answer all of the questions you ever had when it comes to the most famous chronograph of all time. Where it…