Watch Brands and the World’s Most Admired Man and Woman

Who are the people in the world you most admire? Perhaps it is one or both of your parents and/or your spouse? Well, based on the answers of more than 37,000 people from 35 countries surveyed by YouGov, an international market research agency, Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie are the world’s most admired man and … More

Richard Mille RM 67-01 Extra Flat: Extra Special

All things considered, the Richard Mille RM 67-01 is extra special simply because the extra-flat movement, the Calibre CRMA6, is presented in the brand’s signature tonneau case. The CRMA6 automatic movement has a thickness of 3.6mm and is a new calibre that was designed in-house by Richard Mille’s engineers in Les Breleux, Switzerland. Didn’t Richard Mille offer extra-flat watches before? … More

Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur: Flower Power

The flower you see towards the left on the Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur is no ordinary flower. In fact, it is an exceptional one. That is because it is a magnolia flower. “The magnolia was chosen as its existence marks millions of years on Earth even before the emergence of bees within the environment, flowering in an endless … More

Richard Mille RM 035 Rafael Nadal: Chronofiable-certified

Richard Mille’s RM 035 Rafael Nadal is Chronofiable-certified. Now what exactly does it mean to be Chronofiable? A Chronofiable certification means that the watch movement and its components have “a guarantee of reliability” states Laboratoire Dubois SA, which owns the Chronofiable registered trademark. Both quartz and mechanical movements can be certified Chronofiable. The aim of the chronofiable test is to … More

Watches & Wonders: What and Who

Touted as an event that will be the “first of its kind” in Asia showcasing the “very latest creations in the world of haute horlogerie” is the “Watches&Wonders” exhibition which will be held in Hong Kong from 25 to 28 September 2013. “Watches&Wonders is the platform for fine watchmaking that is being brought to Asia. It is the personal delivery … More

SPOT ON: The power of the colour orange

So how was the recently concluded annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) held in Geneva at the end of January 2013? From what we observed during the watch fair, artistic pieces stood out even more for us this year. Interestingly, one colour also caught our attention – orange. Coincidentally, we spotted a butterfly with an orange spot on … More