Archive for: July, 2015

Swiss Investors Group Take Over Moser Companies

Swiss Investors Group Take Over Moser Companies

The historic company Moser Schaffhausen AG has been purchased by an anonymous group of Swiss investors, in a bid to secure the independence of subsidiaries including H. Moser & Co. The watchmakers company H. Moser & Co, whose offices in Neuhausen near the Rhine Falls are pictured above, was established by Heinrich Moser in 1828 as a St. Petersburg trading company. As a result of the purchase of this company, business operations will continue as is, with existing teams kept in place at companies including Precision Engineering AG and the aforementioned H. Moser & Co. In a press release, the board READ MORE

SpidoSpeed Series From Linde Werdelin Celebrates Diamonds

SpidoSpeed Series From Linde Werdelin Celebrates Diamonds

Luxury watchmakers Linde Werdelin have unveiled a stunning new variation of their classic SpidoSpeed chronograph. The SpidoSpeed Black Diamond features 48 brilliant-cut 1.57 carat black diamonds and a mother-of-pearl dial. Only 50 pieces of this limited-edition will be produced, wherein diamonds don’t just feature in the aesthetics; the skeletonised case, including everything from the crown to the pushbuttons have been treated with a black diamond-like-carbon (DLC) coating. This unique coating increases scratch-resistance, ensuring that the stunning timepiece retain its matte finish. Company founder Jorn Werdelin said in a press release; “Diamonds are the hardest natural materials existing and are the READ MORE

Hublot Set to Auction One-of-a-Kind Watches to Benefit Boxing

Hublot Set to Auction One-of-a-Kind Watches to Benefit Boxing

On Saturday, September 29, British auction house Bonhams will auction off 12 unique Hublot King Power WBC watches. Those lucky individuals who make the winning bids will not only receive their one-of-a-kind King Power WBC watches, they will be awarded the timepieces by legendary boxer Lennox Lewis at a special gala evening. All proceeds from the sale of these 12 custom Hublot watches will go directly to support the charitable initiatives run by the WBC, the governing body of boxing worldwide, whose programs range from the retired boxer’s pension fund to the provision of emergency services in over 40 countries READ MORE

Haute Time Watch of the Day: Arnold & Son TB88

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is the TB88 by Arnold & Son. This impressive creation from the Arnold & Son Royal Collection is a beautiful example of contemporary watch making, true to its classical roots. The TB88 features a hand-finished A&S5003 caliber movement, manufactured by Arnold & Son. The mechanical hand-wound movement is complete with 32 jewels, and a 100 hour power reserve. Visible on the front side of the timepiece, the A&S5003 is made up of nickel-silver and black rithenium and carefully finished with the utmost detail and technique. The 18-carat rose gold case measures 46mm and READ MORE

Hublot Launches ‘305’ Timepiece at W South Beach

Last night, Swiss watch brand Hublot took to the W South Beach Hotel and Residences for the launch of the all-new ‘305’ timepiece: a model dedicated to the city of Miami. And to celebrate the occasion, CEO Ricardo Guadalupe and President of Latin America Rick de la Croix were joined by Miami HEAT stars Dwyane Wade, Juwan Howard, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers, Joel Anthony, James Jones, Norris Cole, former teammate Alonzo Mourning, HEAT resident DJ Irie, music producer Rico Love, Rick Ross, Gabrielle Union, Romero Britto, The Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein and husband Lenny, and more. READ MORE

Rolex and Omega Tussle Over Golf Sponsorships

Rolex and Omega Tussle Over Golf Sponsorships

As golf’s biggest stars descended upon the Medinah Country Club in Illinois on September 25, fans expected tensions to be high on the green. However, as USA Today first reported yesterday, the biggest showdown isn’t between the golfers, but rather between two luxury watch companies. The Swiss company Rolex last year ended its position as sponsor of the Professional Golfers of America association, a title the watchmakers held for 17 years. Amid rumors of an acrimonious end to the relationship, rival company Omega announced that they had signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the PGA. The move is indicative of READ MORE

Haute Time Watch of the Day: Speake-Marin Renaissance

Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Speake-Marin Renaissance

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the day is an amazing creation by Speake-Marin, it is the Renaissance. The Renaissance, tourbillon minute repeater features an impressive open dial design which showcases the unique hand engraved finished movement. The dial features hours and minutes indications using heated blue hands along with a small second indications placed on the tourbillon cage. Speake-Marin’s Renaissance features an 18 carat, red gold case which is crafted from three separate parts and measures 44mm.  The case houses an intricate tourbillon and minute repeater movement made up of 330 components and 19 jewels. The sapphire crystals allow for a perfect views of READ MORE

Wynn Las Vegas Opens Exclusive Luxury Watch Store

Wynn Las Vegas Opens Exclusive Luxury Watch Store

The Wynn Las Vegas has announced the opening of the Wynn & Company Watches store on the hotel’s luxury shopping esplanade. As with everything Wynn, this new store will be the height of luxury, offering the most exclusive collections from watchmakers including Patek Phillipe, Vacheron Constantin, Officine Panerai, Breguet, Blancpain, Harry Winston and A. Lange & Söhne, to name a few. The store will feature limited edition and unique timepieces, including the one-of-a-kind 21 Blackjack and Baccara watches created by the renowned Christophe Claret.   Hedy Woodrow, the Vice President of Retail for Wynn, said in a press release; “Wynn READ MORE

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