Messr. Raymond Weil is the company’s founder and remains its Chairman and honorary President. His vision of an independent, family-run Geneva watch company continues through the management by his son-in-law (Olivier Bernheim) and two grandsons (Pierre and Elie Bernheim). For 2013, Raymond Weil expands its mechanical watch offerings for... Read more
Breguet officially reopened its Beverly Hills boutique and launched its worldwide Tourbillon Exhibition with a blowout party on Rodeo Drive. To mark the occasion, Breguet transformed the chic cobblestone street at 2 Rodeo Drive into a stylish cocktail party with endless bottles of champagne, signature drinks, gourmet food stations... Read more
“The Art of Bulgari” Exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco
La Dolce Vita Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park It’s been three years since the spectacular Cartier and America exhibition at the Legion of Honor. The exhibition was organised by Martin Chapman, curator in charge of European decorative arts and sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Mr.... Read more
At the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance with Dubey & Schaldenbrand Jessica The 21st Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance at the Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes celebrated the “Age of Elegance” with an impressive showing of pre-war Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Duesenberg and Dietrich Coachwork. The concours had over 200 cars... Read more
Our friends at Bulgari provide TimeZone with this exclusive hands-on look at their new ladies timepieces, including the new BVLGARI BVLGARI Catene bracelet watch, two sensual additions to the iconic Serpenti Collection, and three boldly designed complications. BVLGARI BVLGARI Catene Popularised in the 1970s, the BVLGARI BVLGARI collection is... Read more
10:17 The new Peter Speake-Marin Renaissance case is thinner than the Piccadilly case. One of only six Renaissance MR Tourbillons crafted, each timepiece is a unique piece due to the hand-engraving on the back plate. Read more
Eminem joined Casio to celebrate the G-SHOCK’s 30th Anniversary at the annual Shock The World event in New York City. The event started with a press conference led by Casio executives Yuichi Masuda, Kikuo Ibe (Father of G-Shock), Shigenori Itoh and David Johnson. Yuichi Masuda, Director of Timepiece Development,... Read more
Just weeks before the US Open, several of the top 20 tennis players competed at the Southern California Open at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. As the tournament’s official watch sponsor, Bulova awarded a pair of fans with his & her watch prizes. Fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur... Read more
The Chopard Racecar-Trophy is an historic car competition that takes place annually during the three days of the legendary Ennstal-Classic. The owners of vintage and historic cars drive through three scenic courses in and around Gröbming, Austria. As the Official Timekeeper of the Ennstal-Classic, Chopard commemorates the annual event... Read more
This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was the scene of the Carrera’s 50th birthday celebration. The Carrera is the first sports choronograph designed specifically for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts. Throughout the weekend, the Festival of Speed showcased iconic cars representing TAG Heuer’s historic association with motorsport and the... Read more
The Transforma CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) is a convertible set that includes two watch heads: a chronograph and an annual calendar that transform to a wristwatch or pocket watch. The watch-winder/presentation case can also double as a table clock. Both watch heads are interchangeable because the wristwatch and... Read more
Up Close With the Geo.Graham Tourbillon Orrery Jessica Eric Loth, Founder of GRAHAM SA Eric Loth, Founder of GRAHAM SA, presents TimeZone with the masterpiece he dreamt of building since he founded the company. In 1713, under the patronage of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, English watch and... Read more
GRAHAM is known for its oversized cases, bold designs and chronographs with a trigger. The core collections are the Silverstone sport watches inspired by motorsport racing, the Chronofighter chronographs with a trigger on the left side of the case, and the googly-eyed Swordfish. Last year, Graham also launched its... Read more
For 2013, JEANRICHARD is hitting the ground running with a clear identity in its watch designs. Along with a well-designed portfolio, JEANRICHARD is embracing the year with a new marketing campaign, “Philosophy of Life” that celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Erendira and Nik Wallenda JEANRICHARD is communicating its... Read more
Last Fall, Ball Watch Company announced a joint project with the German car maker of the Ultimate Driving Machine. Like many on the forum, I read the teasers, saw the big press reveal & remained a bit skeptical about how the final product would be executed. However, in-person, the... Read more
When we last met with master watchmaker Martin Braun, he had successfully launched his new brand Antoine Martin, developed a remarkably precise in-house Calibre 39 with two patented technologies, and was nominated by the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for his Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar (Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel). For... Read more
Our friends at MB&F present TimeZone with the MusicMachine, as seen through the lens of Paul Boutros. Nope, this time it isn’t a watch. The Music Machine is a music box collaboration between MB&F and Reuge. MB&F conceived and designed the futuristic spaceship with its sleek hull, propellers and... Read more
Basel 2013: De Bethune Mystery Clock & the Imperial Fountain