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Le Rhöne celebrates the moon phase by using it as an entire watch face

Le Rhöne celebrates the moon phase by using it as an entire watch face

Independent Swiss watchmaker Le Rhöne revealed three collections to retailers and partners at Baselworld.  The most surprising and striking is the Hedonia collection for men and for ladies. The ladies’ Hedonia Grande Phase de Lune model has a uniquely large moonphase that occupies the entire dial, revealing an impressively realistic mother-of-pearl moon. “With an aventurine dial and


Armand Nicolet adds a chronograph to expanded line of classic watches

While most mainstream luxury watchmakers crammed their 2017 creations into smaller cases than in recent years, Armand Nicolet has gone the other way and increased the size of its J09 Chronographs. The addition of a chronograph to its classic line of luxury watches is also new. The company describes the move as a link between

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Audemars Piguet creates its first perpetual calendar wristwatch in black ceramic

Audemars Piguet has used almost indestructible black ceramic for the latest in a long line of perpetual calendar wristwatches. Audemars Piguet introduced its first perpetual calendar wristwatch in 1955. Only nine of the highly complex watch were made in 18ct gold. The complication has been used many times since that year, but 2017 is the

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Graham uses superlight carbon to trim weight of 47mm Chronofigher to 100g

Graham’s Chronofighter range, with its distinctive trigger lever to start and stop the chrono function, has progressively grown each year and now includes distinct editions in classic, vintage and even ladies’ styles. The most eye-catching of the novelties at Baselworld this year was the Superlight Carbon, which trims the total weight of the watch to

WatchShop Sunglasses shifts into sunglasses

Britain’s biggest online watch retailer, WatchShop, has added sunglasses to its portfolio. The Aurum Holdings e-tail business already sells jewellery and other accessories alongside the largest range of watches of any UK online store. The sunglasses division kicks off with nine brands and more than 390 styles. Sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Nike, Lacoste, Emporio Armani, Calvin


BREAKING NEWS: Cartier appoints first online retail partner in the UK

Cartier is allowing customers to buy a watch over the internet for the first time. The Richemont maison is working with online fashion emporium Net-A-Porter on a month-long pop-up shop to offer 12 models of the latest Panthère de Cartier watch – an iconic timepiece from the early eighties re-issued this year. Net-A-Porter, which is owned


Bremont makes trade-up offer to pre-owned watch owners

US-based pre-owned watch marketplace Crown & Caliber is partnering with Bremont to offer consumers the first ever watch trade-in programme backed by a watch manufacturer. The trade-in programme is limited to just the month of May. If successful, it could lead to a similar experiment in the UK, WatchPro has been told. Hamilton Powell, CEO and


Maurice de Mauriac build on the success of the L1 with its latest divers’ watch

Maurice de Mauriac has built on the technical excellence and widespread acclaim for its L1 divers’ watch with a new edition, sensibly named the L2. Founders Daniel Dreifuss and designer Fabian Schwaerzler invested years in the creation of the L1, which combined the precision engineering required to survive at underwater depths of up to 300


British startup connects buyers to sellers of luxury pre-owned watches

A British startup has created a rapidly growing marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned watches. Watchr is a marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of used luxury watches where all watches are checked by our certified Watchr inspectors. The marketplace was launched after entrepreneur and CEO Claudio de Giovanni raised £100,000 from investors including Virgin Startup. People