Earlier this year Zenith unveiled the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. A limited edition of 150-pieces in rose gold, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot was a technical masterpiece for Zenith. There was just one problem – it kind of looked like something you’re grandfather would wear. Despair not though, as just last month the brand debuted a decidedly more modern looking version of the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot in a titanium case.
Richard Mille caught us a little off-guard last week with the unveiling of the new RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat. We had heard murmurings of course that there was an extra flat watch coming from the uber luxury watchmaker but to be honest we didn’t expect it to be so, well, flat. At first blush though it seems like Mr. Mille has another hit on his hands although we’ll have to wait until SIHH next year when the watch is officially launched.
URWERK has decided it’s time to close the chapter on another of its multi-award winning timepieces, in this case the EMC. It’s a sad occasion to be sure but one that also signifies that the brand is officially freeing up time and resources to focus on new and no doubt exciting developments. It’s not all bad news though, as in true URWERK style, the brand is celebrating the milestone in spectacular style with the unveiling at SalonQP of one final, awesome limited edition! Presenting the EMC Pistol.
For the past few days I’ve had the pleasure of wearing quite a special new Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Part of the “First OMEGA in Space” collection – which, not surprisingly, commemorates the inaugural journey of the Omega Speedmaster into space on the wrist of astronaut “Wally” Schirra – this new model features an updated Sedna™ gold case that is just stunning.
Only Watch 2015, the 6th edition of the famed charity watch auction, took place this past weekend with astonishing results. Held in Geneva for the first time, the auction realized $11,268,000 in total – the highest ever in its history – from the sale of 44 unique watches.