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One-of-a-kind timepiece from A. Lange & Söhne auctioned off

A watch for a good cause One-of-a-kind timepiece from A. Lange & Söhne auctioned off

(02/2018) The 1815 "Homage to Walter Lange" in stainless steel with black enamel dial is on the auction block. The auction house Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will auction off the extraordinary piece at the weekend of 12 and 13 May 2018. The resulting sale price will be donated to the Children Action Foundation.

A. Lange & Söhne honors Walter Lange at SIHH 2018

A special timepiece salutes the founder of the Lange Uhren GmbH A. Lange & Söhne honors Walter Lange at SIHH 2018

(01/2018) The sad news of Walter Lange's death on the morning of the second SIHH day in 2017 shocked the world of watchmaking. It spread rapidly, and numerous show visitors spontaneously paid their respects to the deceased pioneer of horology at the Lange stand.

Exclusive watch: The Rado True Cyclo

Co-developed with French designer Philippe Nigro Exclusive watch: The Rado True Cyclo

(01/2018) Rado, the Swiss watchmaker famed for its visionary approach to design and materials, is pleased to unveil another collaborative limited edition creation. The Rado True Cyclo, co-created with French designer Philippe Nigro, seamlessly combines Nigro’s minimalist style with the beauty and high-tech construction of Rado's classic True timepiece.

The Little Prince and his Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation The Little Prince and his Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition

(11/2017) Today, Sotheby’s auctioned an exclusive timepiece by IWC Schaffhausen: the Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” went under the hammer, garnering a winning bid of CHF 38,000. A portion of the proceeds of this auction will benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, in order to boost its expansion into the USA and reach its goal of offering training and educational projects to even more young people throughout the world.

In Memoriam HR Giger

When biomechanoid creatures land on Planet Agonium In Memoriam HR Giger

(11/2017) Daniel Strom is passionate about a lot of things. Motorbikes, fine engineering, myths and legends… as well as art, painting and sculpture. He is particularly sensitive to works by HR Giger, whom we have to thank for the space creature in the first Alien movie by Ridley Scott in 1979, and for which the Swiss artist won an Oscar in 1980 in the “Best Visual Effects” category.

 The Breitling DC-3 wraps up its world tour

100,000 aviation fans at the finish The Breitling DC-3 wraps up its world tour

(10/2017) Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made its grand return to Switzerland after circling the globe, landing in Sion where 100,000 passionate enthusiasts are set to attend the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017. A new feat for this legendary plane still in perfectly flightworthy condition and which is celebrating its 77th birthday this year.

ORIS supports Pelagios Kakunjá

On a mission to save the world’s sharks ORIS supports Pelagios Kakunjá

(06/2017) In 40 years time, sharks will be extinct. That is the troubling prediction of leading ocean conservation experts who have tracked the decline of the world’s shark population over the last 50 years.

For true fans: The "Beatles" Abbey Road "Limited Edition"

Inspired by the iconic cover For true fans: The "Beatles" Abbey Road "Limited Edition"

(04/2017) After celebrating its 40th anniversary with The Beatles in 2016, music loving RAYMOND WEIL continues its collaboration with the world’s most famous rock band by releasing a watch paying homage to Abbey Road, the last album recorded by the legendary Fab Four and regarded by some as their most influential composition.

The new Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

Saving a threatened world The new Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

(04/2017) The world’s coral reefs face a grave threat. According to reports, one quarter of these delicate ecosystems have already been damaged beyond repair through bleaching, overfishing and careless tourism, with two-thirds of what remains under further threat.

The THE BREITLING DC-3 kicks off its great world tour

Between March and September 2017 The THE BREITLING DC-3 kicks off its great world tour

(03/2017) Seventy-seven years to the day since its first flight, the Breitling DC-3 has kicked off the great journey that it will be undertaking right around the planet between March and September 2017. A new accomplishment for this legendary airplane that has marked the history of aviation forever.

Glashütte Original looks forward to unique moments on and around the Red Carpet

Numerous premieres in 7th year of Berlinale Partnership Glashütte Original looks forward to unique moments on and around the Red Carpet

(02/2017) For Glashütte Original the 67th Berlinale, taking place from the 9th to the 19th of February, will bring not one, but a number of premieres. This year the German watchmaker debuts as Principal Partner of the Berlin International Film Festival, and crowns this 7th year of support for filmmakers with the founding and funding of the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.


Gala guests decipher the beauty code SIHH 2017: VENI , VIDI , DA VINCI

(01/2017) “The new collection is a modern interpretation of the iconic Da Vinci design from the 1980s. Along with its Haute Horlogerie innovations, the collection once more includes references that have been designed deliberately with women in mind – as is indicated by various features such as smaller case diameters, moving strap horns, diamond- set bezels and leather straps by Santoni in various colours,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

DAVOSA Apnea Diver Automatic: World debut from world record holder Nik Linder

First watch for freedivers DAVOSA Apnea Diver Automatic: World debut from world record holder Nik Linder

(01/2017) Nik Linder holds five world records for distance diving under ice, two German records for distance diving in a lake, the record for the longest underwater kiss, as well as the longest apnoea dive, suspended from the ceiling with his head in an aquarium – there’s no question that Nik can hold his breath for long and knows when to resurface.

The BREITLING DC-3 circles the Globe

Takeoff in March 2017 The BREITLING DC-3 circles the Globe

(12/2016) From March to September 2017, the Breitling DC-3 will be doing a grand world tour in several stages, an amazing accomplishment for this legendary plane that will be celebrating its 77th birthday. The crew will not be alone in flying from one continent to the other, since a 500-piece Navitimer limited edition will also be onboard throughout the journey.

BREITLING takes to the skies with Franky Zapata on Flyboard® Air

A new chapter in conquering the skies BREITLING takes to the skies with Franky Zapata on Flyboard® Air

(12/2016) The technical watch specialist and partner to the greatest aeronautical feats has become the main sponsor of this exceptional flying machine project that allows a man in an upright position to whizz through the air powered by jet engines. A new chapter in conquering the skies and overcoming the most insane challenges.

Maison Chopard creates the sword of  future Academician Andreï Makine

French Academy Maison Chopard creates the sword of future Academician Andreï Makine

(12/2016) Elected to the French Academy in March 2016, the Franco-Russian novelist Andreï Makine, originally from Siberia, will be officially presented on December 7th with his ceremonial sword as a future “Immortel”. Chopard was entrusted with the honour of creating the unique iteration of this symbol that will accompany this fervent admirer of France and of the French language.

Breitling Jet Team conquers America

Unforgettable moments Breitling Jet Team conquers America

(11/2016) The world’s largest civilian professional aerobatic display team flying on jets has completed the two-year tour of the United States and Canada that marked its first incursion into American territory. In the course of this “Breitling Jet Team American Tour”, the pilots of the seven L-39C Albatros thrilled crowds with their stunning performances, flying less than three meters apart at speeds of around 700 km/h.

BREITLING partners the Patrouille Suisse

The cult watch brand among aviators is reinforcing its longstanding ties BREITLING partners the Patrouille Suisse

(10/2016) Created in 1964, the Patrouille Suisse has established itself as one of the finest ambassadors of Swiss excellence worldwide – exactly like Breitling, whose flight path soon crossed that of this elite unit. In 1994, the brand with the winged B celebrated the 30th anniversary of the team by launching a limited edition of the legendary Navitimer pilot’s chronograph.

Limited to 30 pieces: The new Classico America

Ulysse Nardin Honors the America’s Cup Namesake Limited to 30 pieces: The new Classico America

(08/2016) In August 1851, members of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) raced the “America” schooner to victory in Eng-land’s Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Pound Cup. After this triumph, the trophy was renamed the America’s Cup in honor of the winning vessel.

Alpina is the official timekeeper

2016 MATTERHORN ULTRAKS Alpina is the official timekeeper

(08/2016) On the 19th and 20th of August, more than 2,500 runners will line up in the Church Square to the sound of Alphorns to face one of the four competitions the « VZS », the « 16K », the « 30K » and « 46K ».

The 2016 Hublot Polo Cup Ascona on Hublot time

The shores of Lake Maggiore The 2016 Hublot Polo Cup Ascona on Hublot time

(07/2016) The fourth annual edition of the Hublot Polo Cup Ascona, held on the shores of the stunning Lake Maggiore in Switzerland, was on Hublot time. The magnificent tournament was held from the 15th to the 17th July in the Swiss lakeside resort famed for its Lido, promenades, beautiful villas and luxury hotels.

Brand Ambassador Max Chilton own custom Edition

The ARMIN STROM Max Chilton Edition Edge Double Barrel Brand Ambassador Max Chilton own custom Edition

(07/2016) With its rugged look and audacious design, the ARMIN STROM Edge Double Barrel suits the daring, high-octane world of professional car racing. The independent Swiss watch brand designed a custom edition together with pro driver Max Chilton, a friend and brand ambassador, that accentuates the timepiece's strong look with new graphic details.

Tone on tone: SAXONIA AUTOMATIC with new dial colour

Reopening of the Lange Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo Tone on tone: SAXONIA AUTOMATIC with new dial colour

(07/2016) The tastefully renovated Boutique in Tokyo's upscale Ginza district is being festively reopened on 30 June 2016. To mark the occasion, A. Lange & Söhne has endowed two models of the SAXONIA AUTOMATIC with terra-brown solid-silver dials. The timeless earthen hue is flexibly combinable and always looks natural.

What a name: BIG BANG UNICO USAIN BOLT Bolt’s Big Bang Year

A new chronograph for the world sprint king What a name: BIG BANG UNICO USAIN BOLT Bolt’s Big Bang Year

(06/2016) Objective RIO — triple gold and a new record. In order to mark 2016, a milestone year for Usain Bolt, Hublot has created two new limited editions imbued with all that embodies the strength, determination and success of the fastest man in the world.

Wilhelm Schmid meets Wilhelm Schmid

Time and the art of living Wilhelm Schmid meets Wilhelm Schmid

(06/2016) At a panel discussion at Schloss Proschwitz, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and philosopher and bestselling author Wilhelm Schmid spoke about the careful use of the valuable resource of time.

Hans-Dieter Dreher is the winner!

Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz in St. Gallen Hans-Dieter Dreher is the winner!

(06/2016) After a breathtaking competition, the German rider Hans-Dieter Dreher won the “Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz” in St. Gallen with Cool and Easy. The „Longines Trophy“, awarded to the most successful rider of the event, went to Paul Estermann from Switzerland.

New Special Exhibition in German Watch Museum Glashütte

Glashütte on Board – 130 Years of Marine Chronometers from Saxony New Special Exhibition in German Watch Museum Glashütte

(05/2016) The German Watch Museum Glashütte has dedicated its latest Special Exhibition to the different versions and technical developments in marine chronometers made in Glashütte in the last 130 years, and to the achievements of famous watchmakers and manufacturers of chronometers such as Fridolin and Paul Stübner, Gustav Gerstenberger or Herbert Weydig.

Shiny chrome trim, vibrant enamel and a unique A. Lange & Söhne watch

Winner of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2016 receives one-of-a-kind timepiece Shiny chrome trim, vibrant enamel and a unique A. Lange & Söhne watch

(05/2016) On 22 May 2016, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid presented a special watch to this year's winner in the "Best of Show" category of the Concorso d'Eleganza: a LANGE 1 TIME ZONE "Como Edition". The prize for the most beautiful automobile of the traditionsteeped competition, graced with a special engraving, was handed over to the anonymous owner for the Maserati A6 GCS from 1954.

Chopard and the Mille Miglia

On the road to the world’s most beautiful race Chopard and the Mille Miglia

(05/2016) Since 1988, Chopard has been serving as historical world sponsor and official timekeeper of the Mille Miglia, the car rally acknowledged as “la corsa più bella del mondo” – the world’s most beautiful race. From May 19th to 22nd 2016, this prestigious event will feature more than 400 teams competing over the one thousand-mile (around 1,600 km) distance, a legendary route between Brescia and Rome.

The master singer Björn Bürger

New brand ambassador for the MeisterSinger watch brand The master singer Björn Bürger

(04/2016) Björn Bürger, member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble since 2013, is now a brand ambassador for the MeisterSinger watch brand, which already maintains an ensemble partnership with the opera. Born in 1985, Bürger made his debut in Oslo with “Don Giovanni”, has already sung at the Opera Bastille Paris and at the Grand Théatre in Geneva as well as in Bayreuth and at the Händel Festival in Karlsruhe.

Ticking works of art for the world’s most stunning cars

The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE "Como Edition" Ticking works of art for the world’s most stunning cars

(04/2016) The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE "Como Edition" is one of the most exclusive A. Lange & Söhne timepieces. After all, it is crafted only once a year – for the "Best of Show" winner at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

A. Lange & Söhne at the Concorso d’Eleganza 2016

Parade of automotive works of art on Lake Como A. Lange & Söhne at the Concorso d’Eleganza 2016

(04/2016) For the fifth time now, A. Lange & Söhne is taking part in the parade of automotive works of art on Lake Como. This year's motto of the prestigious competition for classic automobiles and futuristic concept cars is 'Back to the future – the journey continues'. Once again, the winner in the 'Best of show' category will be presented with a unique LANGE 1 TIME ZONE 'Como Edition'.

Technical Star of the year: The ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER

Watchstars Awards 2015/2016 Technical Star of the year: The ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER

(04/2016) The ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER was named Technical Star of the year in the Watchstars Awards 2015/2016. Within the scope of the Watch of the Year 2016 awards, Walter Lange received a prize for his lifework Composed of 51 international watch experts, the jury of the Watchstars Awards 2015/2016 chose the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER as the best watch in the Technical Stars category.

 BASELWORLD 2016: Votes for fair

Exhibitors and distributors mostly satisfied BASELWORLD 2016: Votes for fair

(03/2016) Enthusiastic about their experiences at this year's edition, retailers were forthcoming with positive comments on the myriad of business and networking opportunities that are available exclusively at Baselworld, which is what makes it the essential date in their calendar every year.

Good Design Award for NOMOS Glashütte

A great start to the New Year Good Design Award for NOMOS Glashütte

(12/2015) An outstanding end to an outstanding year: We are delighted to announce that NOMOS Glashütte has received the Good Design Award for Minimatik. This internationally renowned prize for product design was founded in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Edgar Kaufmann Jr.—and recognizes products that appeal with their exceptional form, function, quality, and aesthetics.

Perfect match: Carina Witthöft & Rado

Another up-and-coming tennis talent joins Rado Perfect match: Carina Witthöft & Rado

(11/2015) A new YoungStar has been born: Carina Witthöft is the latest addition to the Rado YoungStar programme. Rado launched the Rado YoungStar initiative in 2015 to accompany young tennis players on their journey to the top. The objective is to create an international team of talented, ambitious players to build the next generation of top tennis pros.

Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon awarded 3 times consecutively

Great success! Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon awarded 3 times consecutively

(10/2015) During the week of October 19th, the Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon timepiece of Ulysse Nardin was awarded by the International Salon of Haute Horology (SIAR) in Mexico with the Prize of the Year and won simultaneously the Prix Orologio dell’Anno 2015 assigned by the Italian magazine L’Orologio.

Brand ambassador José Mourinho at Harrods

A stylistic lesson Brand ambassador José Mourinho at Harrods

(10/2015) At Harrods, the world’s most famous department store, Hublot was proud to welcome its ambassador, José Mourinho, for an exceptional event held in the Men’s Luxury Collections on the Ground floor, with VIP guests, clients, style influencers and press.

Aude Lemordant is the winner!

Second consecutive world aerobatics championship title Aude Lemordant is the winner!

(09/2015) Breitling is delighted to congratulate its partner, Aude Lemordant, on her magnificent victory at the FAI World Aerobatic Championships 2015 held in Châteauroux (France). The young Frenchwoman, who is also an airline pilot on Boeing 777, entered the world of aerobatic competitions in 2005 and rose swiftly through the ranks.

Hublot pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Official presentation of the Classic Fusion House of Mandela Hublot pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

(08/2015) His name is synonymous with freedom, hope and dignity. The father of today's democratic and multi-racial South Africa. He became the country's first black President in 1994. Nelson Mandela, also known as "Madiba" – who passed away in 2013 at the age of 95 – was, without a doubt, one of the world's most influential spokesmen on human rights.

Long name: ARMIN STROM's Skeleton Pure Only Watch Edition 2015

Only Watch event for the first time in Geneva Long name: ARMIN STROM's Skeleton Pure Only Watch Edition 2015

(08/2015) ARMIN STROM's Skeleton Pure Only Watch edition 2015 will be auctioned for charity at the highly anticipated, biennial Only Watch event on November 7 in Geneva. The auction benefit supports scientific and medical research regarding Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Rainer Mutsch and his installation «Pulse»

Rado Star Prize Austria 2015 Rainer Mutsch and his installation «Pulse»

(08/2015) The Rado Star Prize Austria 2015 has entered its final round! Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch is now presenting his installation “Pulse”, which deals with the definition of time. A stylized quartz crystal continuously radiates pulsating light which then becomes visible on the object’s surface as a unit of time.

German Watch Museum: Watch production between 1951 and 1990

Special Exhibition "Glashütte in the GRD era" German Watch Museum: Watch production between 1951 and 1990

(08/2015) 25 years after the German reunification, the German Watch Museum Glashütte honors the achievements of the former Glashütte designers, watchmakers, toolmakers and precision mechanics with a special exhibition. Despite the often difficult circumstances, they managed to keep the tradition of watchmaking alive during the GDR era.

ARMIN STROM Sailing Team completes with new sail

Fly across the water ARMIN STROM Sailing Team completes with new sail

(07/2015) The ARMIN STROM Sailing Team debuts a striking new sail design as it competes in the Great Cup 32 sailing series across Europe this season. Led by top sailor and ARMIN STROM ambassador Flavio Marazzi, the GC32 catamaran reaches speeds up to 40 knots and appears to soar airborne.

Tang Wei and CEO Matthias Breschan unveiled seven brand new watches

Modern Alchemy Tang Wei and CEO Matthias Breschan unveiled seven brand new watches

(06/2015) Rado launched its brand new DiaMaster models, inspired by the theme of “Modern Alchemy”, at a glamorous event today at the Pace Gallery in the Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China. Rado CEO Matthias Breschan was joined by brand ambassador Tang Wei as they introduced guests to the magical and extraordinary world of plasma high-tech ceramic.

Oskar Sulowski wins Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship

Award Ceremony prior to the 65th Berlinale Oskar Sulowski wins Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship

(01/2015) The German watch manufactory Glashütte Original, co-partner of the 65th Berlinale, and the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” section awarded for the fourth time the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” to a young German filmmaker. The EUR 15,000 fellowship for the development of a screenplay is funded by the Saxon watch manufacturer to support young talented German directors in implementing their upcoming projects.

Dramatic victory Breitling Pilot Nigel Lamb wins the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014

(10/2014) Britain's Nigel Lamb won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday, October 26th with a dramatic victory under pressure at the season finale in Spielberg, Austria. With a fourth place finish in front of a sell-out crowd of 35,000 spectators, Austria's Hannes Arch ends up second in the overall ranking.

FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup 2014/2015 A new season characterised by youth

(10/2014) Today Sölden in Austria saw the launch of the 2014/2015 Alpine skiing season, which for Longines will be characterised by youth. Longines is indeed delighted to offer its support to the best up-and-coming Alpine skiers through the Longines Future Ski Champions race, which will take place in Val d'Isère the same weekend as the women's World Cup races.

OMEGA: the timekeeper Let the Youth Olympic Games begin!

(08/2014) OMEGA has served as Official Timekeeper of the Youth Olympic Games since the inaugural edition in Singapore in 2010 and will again be on hand at every venue to time, measure, record, display and distribute the results of each competition for all 28 sports, including the programme’s two newest events, golf and rugby.

Yana Kudryavtseva and Giulia Steingruber New Longines Ambassadors of Elegance

(08/2014) The Swiss watch brand Longines officially presented today in Saint-Imier its two new Longines Ambassadors of Elegance, Yana Kudryavtseva and Giulia Steingruber. Both gymnastic stars will represent a model in steel and rose gold cap from the Conquest Classic collection. Housing a mechanical calibre, this magnificent watch features a white mother-of-pearl dial and 12 diamond indices.

Football superstar joins the Swiss pioneering watch brand’s star team of sports ambassadors Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG Heuer

(07/2014) Two-time Ballon d’Or winner, Real Madrid forward and Captain of the Portugal team at the World Cup in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo joins an illustrious roster of TAG Heuer sports stars and celebrities that includes film actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier and the entire crew of 2013 America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA.

In the same breath as the professionals DAVOSA sponsors world record-holding diver Nikolay (Nik) Linder

(06/2014) Freedivers are a different species: Instead of using compressed air cylinders, they dive down into the ocean’s depths as far as a single breath will take them. And that’s really quite far in the case of a professional freediver like Nik Linder.

An English Day at the Races Tennis Legend Stefanie Graf joins Longines at Royal Ascot

(06/2014) Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf spent the day at Royal Ascot as Longines celebrated eight years of being the Official Timekeeper of Royal Ascot. In addition, the Swiss watch brand is the Official Watch of the event. Stefanie presented a Conquest Classic watch to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and lad of Sole Power, winner of the King’s Stand Stakes, the prestigious Grade 1 race held on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Longines Grand Prix in St. Gallen Excellent results for Switzerland

(06/2014) After a thrilling competition, the Swiss Paul Estermann wins the “Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz” in St. Gallen with Castlefield Eclipse. The winner of the „Longines Trophy“ was Olivier Philippaerts from Belgium. The Swiss watch brand supports the Longines CSIO Schweiz for the 13th time as official partner and timekeeper.

At a secret Shanghai garden George Clooney joins OMEGA for an exclusive event

(05/2014) OMEGA and long-time brand ambassador George Clooney met in Shanghai for an evening of celebration. The award-winning actor and producer was part of a star-studded event on 16 May where OMEGA showcased its new Seamaster Aqua Terra timepieces.

BIG BANG UNICO CHRONO BI-RETROGRAD Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

(03/2014) It's the Official Watch of this year's FIFA World Cup™. It's also the first Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono. It's a first for Hublot, who has never before produced a bi-retrograde function, along with a central chrono, a movement with patent pending.

Mission is to empower women and girls Hublot renews its support for the Womanity Foundation

(02/2014) Since 2007, Hublot has supported the charity projects of the Womanity Foundation (formerly the Smiling Children Foundation) whose mission is to empower women and young girls in Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Israel, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories.

The SES Explorer Awards 2014 Zenith is looking for career researchers and scientists

(02/2014) For more than 40 years, British explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell has proudly worn a Zenith el Primero chronograph on his expeditions across the world. It was first worn when he led The Scientific Exploration Society’s great British Trans-Americas mission in 1971 – 29,000 km from Alaska to the Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) through the previously impenetrable swampy jungle of the complete Darién Gap.

Pioneering watchmaker Raymond Weil dies at 87 in Geneva

(01/2014) Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil, who founded the family business that bears his name, has died on 26 January in Geneva, aged 87. Raymond Weil founded the luxury brand in 1976, when the Swiss watchmaking industry was in disarray due to the so-called “Quartz crisis” – during which electronic watchmaking methods resulted in a decline in traditional mechanical timepieces, which had been the speciality of Swiss craftsmen.

The 5th Anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson JEANRICHARD honored Captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger

(01/2014) Last night, Swiss luxury watchmaker JEANRICHARD honored its brand ambassador, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River with the launch of the special edition “208 Seconds” Aeroscope watch.

The campaign will be launched globally from December 2013 Frédérique Constant is delighted to announce Mr. Sean Lau as the Global Brand Ambassador

(11/2013) Frédérique Constant, the renowned Swiss watchmaker is delighted to announce Mr. Sean Lau, the famous movie star from Hong Kong, as the Global Brand Ambassador. Sean has dedicated enormous passion to his life and acting. With the excellence in his profession, Sean has received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Best Leading Actor from Hong Kong Film Awards Association and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, which are the most representative and honorable movie awards in Asia.

American basketball legend and HUBLOT ambassador Kobe Bryant shows his King Power Black Mamba in Abu Dhabi

(09/2013) On 26th September in Abu Dhabi, dozens of fans gathered outside the Hublot boutique, located in the Marina Mall, hoping to see Kobe Bryant, who was there especially to present his Hublot timepiece, the King Power Black Mamba. He was welcomed to the event by Marco Tedeschi, Hublot Director in the Middle-East, and representatives of the Seddiqi family, partners and long-time friends of the Swiss watch brand.

The Essence of Britain David Beckham is the face of Breitling for Bentley

(09/2013) Since its launch in 2003, the collection of Breitling for Bentley chronographs has matched exceptional mechanisms with quintessential British style. The essence of Britain. Made in Switzerland by Breitling. No one was better placed to embody this inimitable blend of elegance and luxury, originality and true class than David Beckham, the icon who has become the ultimate symbol of British style.

Support for the Swiss Heart Foundation, and the Hearts of Children initiative Frédérique Constant und Türler Uhren & Juwelen held Charity gala dinner

(08/2013) The “Hearts of Children” charity gala dinner, held on 27th August in Zurich, was a resounding success. 60 illustrious guests responded to the invitation of Messrs Türler, Directors of Türler Uhren & Juwelen and Peter and Aletta Stas, Founders and Directors of the watch brand Frédérique Constant. They all turned out to support the Swiss Heart Foundation and the “Hearts of Children” initiative.

Yves Rossy Wows Hundreds of Thousands of Aviation Enthusiasts Jetman Performs First Public Flight in the United States

(08/2013) Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy, the world’s first jet-powered man, thrilled crowds during his first public flight in the United States at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, supported by his sponsor, the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Breitling. Outfitted in his custom-designed Jet-wing, Jetman soared over the crowds free as a bird, reaching speeds of 190 mph.

A passionate supporter of charitable causes Only Watch 2013: Frédérique Constant donates a unique timepiece

(07/2013) Every year, all across the planet, one baby boy out of every 3,500 born is afflicted with an incredibly rare and horribly debilitating condition known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. One foundation, the Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies, or Monaco Association against Myopathies, has been leading the way in the research required to combat this terrible affliction.

The most technically convincing timepiece Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater wins

(06/2013) The members of the jury at Couture Time watch and jewelry fair were all agreed: the award for the most technically convincing timepiece went to Germany this year. The Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater won the Couture Time Award in the Technical Excellence category, leaving all the other contestants far behind.

CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP 2013 Cartier is pleased to present its annual sponsorship

(06/2013) ‘The King of Jewellers’, Cartier, has a long-standing tradition of supporting polo, the true ‘Sport of Kings’ the world over. Cartier UK has enjoyed 27 wonderful years of sponsoring polo through the Cartier International Day and is now proud to be involved in the prestigious high-goal Queen’s Cup tournament.

ARMIN STROM backs a winner The new ambassador of ARMIN STROM: Tim Bürgin

(06/2013) The ARMIN STROM watchmaking Manufacture is pleased to announce a new ambassador for the brand: the up-and-coming young jockey, Tim Bürgin. Horses have always held a special place in the heart of ARMIN STROM. Ever since the sixties, when the brand’s eponymous founder was himself a skilled horseman.

A prominent visitor Eric Singer visits Glashütte Original

(06/2013) On Thursday, 13th June 2013, the watch manufactory Glashütte Original received a prominent visitor: Eric Singer, the drummer of the American hard rock band KISS. Singer was accompanied by Doc McGhee, the manager of the current KISS “Monster Tour”.

Longines is official timekeeper at Roland Garros Longines Ambassador of Elegance Andre Agassi in Paris this weekend

(06/2013) As the official timekeeper at Roland Garros, Longines was delighted to welcome its Ambassador of Elegance Andre Agassi in Paris this weekend. The tennis legend held an autograph session for the inauguration of the new Hour Passion boutique. At the Roland Garros Stadium, Andre Agassi later entertained the public at the Longines Smash Corner.

Successful ending of Dresden Music Festival 2013 Thomas Quasthoff named winner of 10th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

(06/2013) On 2nd June, the Dresden Music Festival 2013 came to a close, which was very successful again this year. Already in its 10th year, the Glashütte Original Music Festival Award ceremony took place against the backdrop of the Dresden Music Festival. The 25,000 Euro prize, funded by the Saxon watch manufactory, is awarded in recognition of significant commitment and support on behalf of developing young artists.

Made with bright red ceramic ONLY WATCH 2013: The Red’n’Black Skeleton Tourbillon

(06/2013) This is the first time that a bright coloured ceramic has been created. This red ceramic - paying tribute to the red of Monaco for Only Watch 2013 - exhibits the same qualities as black or white ceramic. It is the subject of an international patent application.

Summit in the Premier League Photo shoot in Munich: A. Lange & Söhne met BMW

(05/2013) Cutting-edge design and technology concepts refine both automotive engineering and the world of time measurement. Two prestigious representatives of both disciplines met for a photo shoot in Munich a few days prior to this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

OMEGA and the GoodPlanet Foundation BASELWORLD 2013: The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet

(04/2013) It is OMEGA’s enduring and rich maritime legacy that inspired the creation of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet, an innovative wristwatch that serves as a tribute to the GoodPlanet Foundation and the positive work it does for our environment and underwater ecosystems.

Limited to 50 pieces BASELWORLD 2013: Hublot unveils the Snow Leopard Maria Höfl-Riesch Big Bang

(04/2013) Hublot has always had close links with the mountains and skiing. This is, of course, due to its origins and the fact that Swiss culture is so firmly entrenched in its values, but also due to its close links with the world of sport in general … The rapport between the skier Maria Höfl-Riesch and Hublot's management, Jean-Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe, in October 2010 was immediate.

Hublot and the living legends of sport Official timekeeper: King Power Juventus Turin

(04/2013) Last August, during their tour of China and victory against Napoli in the final of the Supercoppa Italiana in Beijing National Stadium, Juventus Turin announced their choice of Hublot as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch, to support them from the start of the following season.

One of the most exciting players OMEGA signs Rory McIlroy

(04/2013) Swiss watchmaker OMEGA’s multi-year partnership with The PGA of America in 2011 proclaimed loudly and clearly the importance of the sport in the brand’s global marketing strategy. This week, OMEGA took its association with the game to an even greater level with the signing of Rory McIlroy, one of golf’s most talented and accomplished players.

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