Catherine Bishop


114 Articles Published
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A: Samuel Ross on the Futuristic Collaboration

Forays into the fashion world are an increasingly prevalent – yet often vehemently contested – occurrence in the Swiss watch community. Comments on various horology sites vary from ‘Do you even know your audience?’ and ‘In what way do you…

Home-Grown Talent: Rolex Germany Opens New Training Centre

The twin-spired cathedral bells chime over the square by Cologne’s main square. The warm scent of bakeries wafts across the space as commuters dash past, fixated upon catching their train from the adjacent central station. Locals sprawl themselves across the…

‘Bucherer Exclusives’ x H. Moser & Cie.: A Trilogy for True Aficionados

‘Very rare’ – thus H. Moser & Cie. defines itself. Yet the Schaffhausen-based horology house is now bringing forth an even rarer set of watches than usual in cooperation with the world’s largest watch and jewellery retailer Bucherer, in the…

Richard Mille 07-01 Coloured Ceramics: Combining 80s Design and Modern Technology

As the leaves turn brown and fall from the trees, many are bidding summer goodbye – but Richard Mille’s new 07-01 Coloured Ceramics models are not amongst them. Under the vibrant parasol of its ‘Endless Summer’ campaign, the brand is…

35 Years of Frederique Constant with CEO Niels Eggerding 

It’s a blisteringly hot day in Geneva. Even within the cool stone walls of the luxurious Beau Rivage Hotel, and despite its breezy terrace looking out onto the lake, I am fairly sure that a good half of the guests…

Let’s Get Technical: Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie

We’ve already covered the Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie in great detail, from interviews with Rexhepi to analysis of the unexpected collaboration. Now, however, it’s time to get technical – with a little help from Jean Arnault and Rexhep Rexhepi,…

Man of the Hour: Rexhep Rexhepi Shares the Story of the Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie

Louis Vuitton and Geneva-based watchmaker Akrivia surprised the watch world with their recently announced collaboration that resulted in the majestic LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie. You can find a detailed report on the timepiece and the collaboration between the two brands…

A Tale of Two Companies: How did the Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie Come About?

When it comes to the LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie, it’s a tale of opposites: an artisanal workshop tucked away in Geneva and the largest luxury lifestyle brand on the planet, coming together as one. When Louis Vuitton x Akrivia announced that they would be…

Keeping Up with Panerai: A Catch-Up with CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué

In Italy, la mia famiglia is the most important thing in life – food is a close second. Powerful blood lines such as the Florentine Medici and Roman Orsini families have historically dominated art, religion and politics across the centuries. Even today, generations of Italian families…

Let’s Talk Jump Hour Watches: Van Cleef & Arpels’ Pierre Arpels Heure d’Ici & Heure d’Ailleurs

At the British Museum in London, not too far along from hallowed halls housing Egyptian mummies and Ancient Greek amphoras, there is a Clocks and Watches Room, with artefacts dating from 1300 AD to the present. From decorative domestic clocks…

Unlocking the Treasure Trove:
Swisswatches Visits Cartier’s Métiers d'Art 

A vast structure of concrete and glass forms Cartier’s manufacture in the UNESCO World Heritage Site watchmaking town of La Chaux-le-Fonds. Across the panes of glass, which reveal only the subtlest glimpse into the world of watchmaking on the other side, the unmistakable cursive Cartier logo spreads…

Les Rééditions: The Cartier Tank Cintrée in Platinum

Cartier is introducing a platinum version of its Tank Cintrée, in a special edition that makes up part of the brand’s Les Rééditions. Les Rééditions are sought-after watches that Cartier creates with its collectors in mind. Following re-editions such as…