At the end of August, the names of laureates of the Gaïa Prize 2017 were revealed. The winners were presented with their respective crystal globe trophies at the Club 44 on September 21st, in front of a crowd of watchmaking enthusiasts including both professionals and amateurs.
The production of hairsprings and balance wheels is now fully operational at E2O Innovations and Schwarz Etienne, sister companies forming part of a rare breed of independent manufacturers capable of producing these intricate, labour-intensive and fundamental watchmaking components.
This event has gained unprecedented traction in the Vintage Biking world: on September 24th 2017, in 600 cities spread across 95 countries around the world, more than 70,000 gentlefolk met up on the same day aboard their motorbikes to support research on prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of the Movember Foundation.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Big Bang, the Nyon-based firm launched the Hublot Design Prize in 2015. This award, considered a significant career booster, aims to highlight the talent of an already accomplished designer, offering him or her the visibility needed to rank them among the greatest names in the domain.
Capsa, which likes to consider itself as the géant de la miniature (literally “giant of miniature”), inaugurated its new manufacturing facility on September 28th. In all, a new 11,000 sq.m. surface area is entirely dedicated to production in order to support long-term development.
Swiss watches enjoy an unrivalled worldwide reputation.
The Swiss watch industry has decided to strengthen the criteria of the Swiss made label.
Buying or selling counterfeit products undermines know-how, finances organised crime, and threatens jobs and innovation.