Catherine Bishop

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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…

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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…

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…

Telling the Time with Flowers? Van Cleef & Arpels’ Lady Arpels Heures Florales

It’s fair to say that across the Swiss watch industry, it is men’s and unisex watches that tend to be the most technically interesting. A timepiece that breaks this trend, however, is Van Cleef’s Lady Arpels Heures Florales. Charmingly beautiful…

Audemars Piguet’s New AP House in Munich

Audemars Piguet is celebrating the opening of its new AP House. Situated in the heart of Munich opposite the Bavarian State Opera, the new space is four times larger than the previous location, spanning over 400 square metres. Having an…

24 Hours with: Rolex at the CHIO, Aachen

Funnily enough, horses used to terrify me. They seemed erratic and volatile. Walking through my local park, the lush green Englischer Garten in Munich, I would veer away mistrustfully to avoid the police horses trotting through. It wasn’t until a…

Mido Ocean Star 600 Chronometer Black DLC And GMT Special Edition

At this year’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Paris, Mido took the opportunity to introduce two new models in its Ocean Star collection: the COSC-certified Ocean Star 600 Chronometer Black DLC as well as the GMT Special Edition.…

Chopard Alpine Eagle: Flying Tourbillon and Chrono XL

From gracing the pages of Vogue to being flashed on Jennifer Anniston’s wrist in The Morning Show, the Chopard Alpine Eagle soared onto the watch scene back in 2019. Now, in 2022, attention-grabbing additions to the line are appearing in the form of the Chrono…

A Closer Look: Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Trilogy – The First Sapphire Crystal Watch to Bear the Geneva Seal

A manufacturer of Swiss watches, leather goods and jewellery, Chopard enjoys a reputation for its elegant products. However, a certain game-changer elevated the company to new heights of watchmaking in 2016 with the introduction of Chopard’s very first minute repeater.…

Catching Up with Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar

At Watches & Wonders 2022, Swisswatches caught up with Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar to discuss all things Piaget – from ultra-thin watches to the gender-specific watch debate, to what he describes as his ‘COVID-19 babies’. During your childhood, it is…

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In The Metal: The Secret Behind The Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

One of the true deities of French Haute Joaillerie, luxury goods house Cartier, has been revered for its tradition, elegance, and class since its founding in 1847. It is also known for its watches, from the dainty Tank to the…

Life Inside Tudor’s New Hamburg Boutique

Swisswatches recently headed over to Hamburg in order to see and celebrate the official launch of Tudor’s second ever mono-brand boutique. Our editor Catherine Bishop reports back on what the space has to offer Tudor clients from far and wide.…