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125 years after the Geneva watch industry enshrined laws governing the quality of its movements, the authorities have signed off on an even more rigorous set of standards for mechanical timepieces that test not just the movement but the...
As managing director of the UK business of Patek Philippe, Mark Hearn gets to spend a lot of time around watches that many of us can only dream of. Rob Corder speaks to him about his plans for the...
200 years after the birth of Patek Philippe co-founder Antoni Patek, Rob Corder looks back at the dramatic start to the watchmaker’s life, and its effect on the company we see today. 200 years ago – June 12, 1812, to...
The overwhelming benefit of iPads over web sites is the quality of the tablet’s screen in comparison to a standard laptop. The crystal clear presentation is a dream for watch makers, which can draw enthusiasts into inspecting the minute...
Hublot has clarified that its partnership with Ferrari is unaffected by this week’s appointment of Movado Group as an official licensed partner to the car maker. Responding to questions via its Twitter page, Hublot noted: “It doesn't affect the Hublot...
MGS Distribution has confirmed that it will be handling sales of a new range of Ferrari-branded watches that will launch next year. Movado Group, which owns 50% of UK wholesaler MGS Distribution, has secured the world-wide license to design, manufacture...
Movado Group has signed a worldwide license agreement to design, produce and market a collection of watches under the Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari brand names. This collection of Ferrari fan watches will be priced up to 1,500 euros...
Seiko is utilising the precision of GPS signals to identify time zone, time and date using the global network of satellites. The new Seiko Astron, which will reach UK retailers as part of the autumn collection, recognises all 39 time...
Blancpain has added Chinese calendar complications to a timepiece based on its classic Villeret design. The Tradition Chinese Calendar Watch, which was unveiled at Baselworld, manages to combine Gregorian and Chinese date and time complications in a single dial –...
Edurne Pasaban has become the first woman to join the Ball Explorers Club, an illustrious group of adventurers that includes extreme mountaineers, skiers, astronauts and divers. Pasaban is the only woman in the world to have scaled 14 mountains of...