Archive for: August, 2012

Bovet Expands Asian Operations With DKSH

Bovet Expands Asian Operations With DKSH

Luxury watchmaker Bovet has a history in Asian markets that dates back over 150 years, with founder Edouard Bovet selling his very first four watches in Canton, China for the equivalent of $1 million, adjusted for inflation. Today Bovet is retracing its historical roots by partnering with DKSH Market Expansion Services, a firm which provides complete logistical support for corporations looking to expand to the Asian market. In a press release, DKSH announced the alliance which will charge it with marketing, sales and after sales services for the Bovet brand in Asia. In exchange, DKSH will obtain a 20% ownership READ MORE

Watch of the Day: Patek Philippe 5207R-001- Grand Complications

Watch of the Day: Patek Philippe 5207R-001- Grand Complications

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is by Patek Philippe and features a minute repeater, tourbillon escapement and instantaneous perpetual calendar. The rose gold piece is 41mm and is shown on a black alligator strap. This impressive piece chimes with two gongs and features day, date, month, leap year in apertures as well as moon phases and day/night displays. The 5207R is available with an interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back and 48 hour power reserve. Source and photos courtesy Patek Philippe website. READ MORE

Jaeger-LeCoultre Paves Rendez-Vouz Art Model With Diamonds

Jaeger-LeCoultre Paves Rendez-Vouz Art Model With Diamonds

Jaeger-LeCoultre has decided to use the “nuclear option” of haute horology; paving over its new Rendez-Vous Art with diamonds, literally canvassing every square millimeter of the case with them. Or, if one prefers a little color, a variant cast with blue sapphires and rubies is also available. The decadent new timepieces were conceived to pay homage to the Venice International Film Festival, which counts this as its seventh year partnering with Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Venice International Film Festival has been premiering future art house and box office hits for 69 years. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s high-profile presence on the red carpet belies a humble, READ MORE

Hublot Unveils the King Power Bayern Munich

Hublot Unveils the King Power Bayern Munich

Luxury brand Hublot have announced the creation of a new watch called the King Power FC Bayern Munich. The watch was created to celebrate the partnership and team spirit between Hublot and  champions FC Bayern München. This stunning new timepiece is now on display at the legendary FC Bayern München club. This much-anticipated new creation was recently unveiled at a ceremony attended by Chairman of Hublot Jean-Claude Biver, FC Bayern München Executive Board member Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and a number of the club’s star footballers, including Ribéry, Boateng, van Buyten, Luiz Gustavo and Can. The King Power FC Bayern is a READ MORE

Woman of Substance: Jewelry Designer Kara Ross

Woman of Substance: Jewelry Designer Kara Ross

To reach designer Kara Ross’ studio and showroom, you make your way to a nondescript building in the still-pulsing heart of the beleaguered Garment District and ascend to the 15th-floor in an anachronistic manually operated elevator. The lift operators here may be the last of a dying breed, but Ross’ workspace hums with the energy of a fashion line on the rise. Two tables run the length of the loft, exotic skins concealing their surfaces. A small army of employees hovers around Ross, 46, the quiet eye of the storm, who has taken the eponymous brand she founded as a READ MORE

10 Years On, Panerai Toasts Hong Kong

10 Years On, Panerai Toasts Hong Kong

Officine Panerai will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its presence in Hong Kong this October with a retrospective in the company’s boutique in the city’s center. Located in the Prince’s Building on the southern end of Statue Square, the four-part exhibit will play on the qualities that have endeared Panerai to a loyal customer base: History, Technology, Innovation and Exclusivity. To go along with the exhibit, four limited edition reprises of classic Panerai watches will be available for purchase. The Lumnior 1950 8 Days, the Marina Militaire, the Submersible 1950 3 Day Automatic and the Radiomir 8 Days GMT will READ MORE

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