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Louis Vuitton Debuts First Diving Chronograph

Louis Vuitton Debuts First Diving Chronograph

Louis Vuitton steps into the luxury sporting space with its first ever professional level diving chronograph called the Tambour Diving II Chronograph. It features a rubber band, and steel  face encased in rubber displaying  the stages of diving decompression around the outer edge. A luminescent display with anti-reflective glass maximizes readability underwater. The second hand features the diver’s flag that flies above water when there is a diver below. This piece is available to partakers in the sport for around $10,000. Image and Content Source READ MORE

Greubel Forsey Partner With Micro-Sculptor on Exquisitely Intricate Art Piece 1 Watch

Greubel Forsey Partner With Micro-Sculptor on Exquisitely Intricate Art Piece 1 Watch

Swiss luxury watchmakers Greubel Forsey have partnered with world renowned micro-sculptor Willard Wigan on an elaborate timepiece that has been four years in the making. Art Piece 1, the stunning watch which resulted from the collaboration, features exquisite details like tiny, hand-carved nano-sculptures in the crown of the watch. The watch world got their first glimpse of the Art Piece 1 in September when Greubel Forsey’s founders Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey showed it at the 2012 Shanghai Art Fair. However, the timepiece is still a work in progress, and its completed version will only be unveiled at the 2013 Salon International de la READ MORE

Harry Winston Reportedly Looking To Sell His Business

Harry Winston Reportedly Looking To Sell His Business

The watch industry is buzzing as reports surface that famed retailer Harry Winston is in talks with  luxury groups to sell the watch and jewelry portion of his eponymous line. Reuters has reported that the move is likely a restructuring, to allow Winston to focus more time on his company’s mining ventures. Last month the Diavik Diamond Mine joint venture, of which Winston holds a 40% stake, reported a dramatic drop in profits in response to lower marketplace demand. Winston’s jewels and timepieces, which became a household name thanks to a name-drop in Marilyn Monroe’s song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, frequently READ MORE

Audemars Piguet Honor F1 Racer Michael Schumacher With Royal Oak Offshore

Audemars Piguet Honor F1 Racer Michael Schumacher With Royal Oak Offshore

Famed F1 driver Michael Schumacher worked closely with luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet’s chief artistic officer Octavio Garcia to help design a new chronograph dedicated to his racing triumphs. The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher is dedicated to the man who many consider the greatest race car driver of all time; Schumacher has seven world championship titles, innumerable race victories, pole positions, winning more points than any other driver in the sport. The technical specifications of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph embody the commonalities between race car driving and watch design;the paramount importance of timing, precision, integrity, exceptional engineering, superlative READ MORE

Amadeo Tourbilllon Rising Star Named the Best Multi-Time Zone Timepiece

Amadeo Tourbilllon Rising Star Named the Best Multi-Time Zone Timepiece

When the Middle East Premier Awards Gala Dinner took place in Bahrain this month, luxury watchmakers Bovet were given a huge honor. Bovet’s Amadeo Tourbillon Rising Star won the award for the “Best Multi-Time Zone Timepiece” from the awards which were bestowed in ten watch categories, five jewelry and writing instruments categories. This is the first award Bovet has received from the committee, making the honor particularly special. There were sixteen judges led by HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdullah al Khalifa of the Bahraini royal family. The winning timepieces were chosen in a joint process, with 70% of the votes coming directly READ MORE

RJ-Romain Jerome and Artist John M Armleder Unveil Art-DNA Watch

RJ-Romain Jerome and Artist John M Armleder Unveil Art-DNA Watch

Luxury watchmakers RJ-Romain Jerome have commemorated the maison’s dual passion for watchmaking and contemporary art in a stunning new collaboration with renowned Swiss artist John M Armleder. The company have unveiled Art-DNA; a collection of ten watches which feature a skull, a recurring motif found in Armleder’s works. Armleder was inspired by the skulls which feature prominently in the art and culture of Amerindians. Here, the skull was incorporated as an applique on the dials of these hammered, polished steel timepieces. The appliques on each of the ten piece have a lacquered underside in a color only revealed when light hits the dial as READ MORE

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