In our first article about my visit to Parmigiani Fleurier, we covered the history of the brand, its strong connection with restoration, and we also discussed how the company strives to keep the watchmaking and restoring trades alive. In this second segment, we will discover what it takes to make a Parmigiani watch by taking a special tour of the "Watchmaking hub" that is behind the brand.
In a surprising move, Oris, makers of the very cool Aquis Depth Gauge, have released a modern re-interpretation of a vintage dive watch from their history. Shown at Baselworld 2015, the new Oris Divers Sixty Five is really only new in terms of manufacturing, with this watch representing an update to a model that is now 50 years old. With more modern proportions, but certainly no deficit of charm, the Oris Divers Sixty Five offers a time-capsule alternative to Oris' current tool-watch diver line up.
Ernest Borel iPhone App
Ernest Borel has launched a free iPhone app for watch aficionados as well as individuals interested in obtaining more information about the brand’s heritage and current model line-up. The app also contains information about the brand’s marketing activities and ambassadors.
The application opens to show a model from the Borel Chrono Collection displaying the current time and date. The user can choose to access information in either English or Chinese.
Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, "My First Grail Watch." In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after. Today, we are talking with one of the co-founders of Bell & Ross, Carlos Rosillo. Read on to learn about the family watch that inspired (and inspires) him.
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For the finish of senior high school, I began to uncover high-finish watches. Little-by-little, I'd see things available home windows while walking through departmental stores or in the watch and jewellery area at Costco. Irrrve never went of my method to search for nice watches, but grew to become intrigued with a couple of that spoke in my experience. Certainly one of individuals would be a Baume et Mercier Capeland. In those days, the Capeland would be a kind of elegant and classy sports watch.