2017-08-18T09:04:02+00:00 August 18th, 2017|
Hublot has never been a brand content with sticking with the status quo. Ambitious and forward thinking Hublot continually takes strides to push the boundaries whilst retaining the skill of traditional craftsmanship. Speaking of what makes the brand stand out from the crowd, Hublot President Jean Claude Biver said: “Being unique is what gives Hublot its extraordinary strength, through the incredible commitment expressed by every single person who works for the brand.”
2017-08-11T11:31:18+00:00 August 11th, 2017|
Bell & Ross is a brand known for going to extremes. Not content with simply sticking to the status quo, it continually strives to go above and beyond the call of duty to create timepieces that are both a technical and visual feat. Drawing on inspiration from the history of aviation and military specifications, it is little wonder that their designs are known for their power of precision.
Hublot has always been a brand proud to stand out against the crowd. It has boldly defied convention and pushed boundaries all in the name of innovation. It is this pioneering determination that has earned Hublot a reputation for its forward thinking approach to horology whilst remaining true to master craftsmanship of watch design.
As Porsche once again reaffirmed its historic supremacy in motorsport following an emphatic win at Le Mans recently we take a look at Chopard’s Classic Racing Superfast 45mm watch – a design sure to get your heart racing as quickly as the cars on the track.
Hublot are widely regarded as the ‘bad boys’ of Swiss watchmaking, and if that is the case then the Spirit of Big Bang is central to this image. Through their far-reaching experimentation with new colour options, material choices, complications and case sizes Hublot have created some unbelievable timepieces.
Audemars Piguet is known for making horological history. Founding fathers Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet shared their pioneering sprits in 1875, leaving an indelible print on the world of luxury watches.
Audemars Piguet make exceptionally good timepieces. We could illustrate this point by mentioning their rich history, their fantastic movements or the unparalleled quality of their finishing. In this instance however, we would rather let the watch speak for itself.
Named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, Bremont’s new AIRCO collection is made up of two models: the MACH 1 and the MACH 2. The best collections of watches invariably share a central theme, and with the AIRCO range the theme is vintage military timepieces.
In 1976 HRH The Prince of Wales had the idea to create a charity aimed at providing disadvantaged young people with access to jobs and education. When he left the Royal Navy that same year he used his severance pay to create the Prince’s trust, and 40 years on it has helped over 825,000 young people. Hublot have recognised the important work being carried out, and have identified the need to invest in future generations.
Watchmaking has in recent years seen some fairly significant changes. Enthusiasts craved some bright and bold colour to break up the monochrome monotony, and watchmakers - like Audemars Piguet - duly responded.
A partnership between Hublot and Ferrari made perfect sense when it was first announced - both are giants of their industry, and both posses an insatiable desire to progress - and it has grown stronger with every collaboration. There have been quite a few joint efforts released, but the timepiece featured here is particularly interesting.
British watchmaker Bremont take a lot of pride in the partnerships they are able to nurture, and in the resulting timepieces. Considering this drive - and Bremonts’ British heritage – collaboration with Jaguar makes perfect sense, and we have been blown away by every watch created thus far. The focus of the partnership has always been the Jaguar E-type, an icon of British motoring, and a car described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful in the world.
One can’t help but wonder whether Gérald Genta – the watch designer who created the original Royal Oak, allegedly in one night – expected his design to become the icon it has. This original Royal Oak DNA has been developed and reworked by Audemars Piguet, and this has ensured that the desing has stood the test of time.
Watch enthusiasts the world over recognise how important it is for watchmakers to make an impact at Baselworld – the biggest event of its type – and the eyes of the world scrutinise each and every new piece. Tudor have quietly been building a reputation as one of the most exciting exhibitors, always maintaining a carefully choreographed air of mystery right up to the deadline.