It’s been another exciting week in the world of luxury watches and its related fields. Here’s 5 stories you may have missed but wished you hadn’t.
URWERK unveils the UR-105M
Independent watchmaker URWERK were conspicuously absent from Baselworld this year however fortunately the the Horophile was still able to track them down and get hands on with their stylish new timepiece; the UR-105M. Nicknamed the Iron Knight, the UR-105M is attracting a lot of attention thanks not only to its bold looks but also its entry level pricing (relatively speaking of course.) Starting from just CHF57,000 (approx. US$64,600) the UR-105M could potentially open up a whole new market to URWERK.
Check out all the details and plenty more photos here on The Horophile.
Inside A Collector’s Garage
Normally when we talk about collector’s here on The Watch Lounge we are referring to the watch kind. Not this time though – although I am sure the gentleman we are about to introduce you to also has an enviable watch collection – no, in this instance we are talking about classic cars, and in particular Bruce Meyer’s collection of classic cars. In collaboration with Tudor Watches Mr. Meyer graciously opened the doors to his private garage to the team over at Hodinkee and the end result is enough to make you cry. You’re going to want to look through this one in detail so make sure you put aside a chunk of time.
Head over to Hodinkee’s Tudor forum here to take a look.
The CEO Shuffle
There’s been a lot of buzz in the industry of late with announcements being made on almost a weekly basis about the entries and exits of various CEOs across several major brands. First it was the announcement that Jean-Frédéric Dufour would be leaving Zenith to become the new CEO of Rolex, and now the Kering Group (owner of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard amongst others) has named Albert Bensoussan as its new CEO for Jewellery and Watches.
Read this insightful article over at Monochrome Watches for more details.
Audemars Piguet x Ferrari
Ever wondered what it might be like to live the life of a passionate watch collector? If so, Watch Collecting Lifestyle might be just the publication for you. Last week they took the new rose gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore for a spin (literally) in a gorgeous Ferrari F430 Scuderia. It certainly is a good life for some!
The pictures are great but the detailed write-up is even better so be sure to read it here.
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Hands On
Last week we got hands on with an interesting little watch (well, it’s not so little at 45mm) that has been stirring up quite a lot of controversy, despite its relatively low key launch. I am of course referring to the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, the only watch in the entire Type 20 collection not to be powered by an in-house movement. A lot of enthusiasts are still scratching their heads about this one but one thing is for sure, it’s a great looking watch.
Don’t just take my word for it though, read the full story here and judge for yourself.
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