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Feeling Blue: 20 Blue Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

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Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap combinations. We took a look at such blue watches with blue dials and blue straps released within the past few years, and compiled a list of 20 timepieces from brands on the blue-dial bandwagon. … [Read more...]

For World Cup 2014: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

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The much-anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off this week in Brazil, with the nations of the world competing for the ultimate prize in the so-called "beautiful game" — what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, with special-edition watches specially devoted to the sport, its players, and the World Cup. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Remembering the 1970s’ Aquastar and its Pioneering Divers’ Watches

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In our inaugural "Dive Watch Wednesday," the latest ongoing feature on our WatchTime blog, dive-watch enthusiast Roger Ruegger from DiveintoWatches.com explores the contributions of the nowadays lesser known watch brand Aquastar Genève, including how its watchmaking mastermind influenced the course of other, more famous dive watch models. … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New Jeanrichard Aeroscope “208 Seconds”

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When "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announced his partnership with the newly refocused Jeanrichard watch brand last year, it was only a matter of time before Jeanrichard released a special-edition timepiece in his honor. Jeanrichard and Sully announced the launch of that watch, the Jeanrichard "208 Seconds" Aeroscope on January 14. Here's what you need to know about it. … [Read more...]

So What Watch Was Nik Wallenda Wearing?

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TV viewers were glued to the Discovery Channel this past Sunday night, as daredevil Nik Wallenda set another Guinness World Record (his seventh) by walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Partners With High-Wire Master Nik Wallenda

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Jeanrichard, which made waves recently by partnering with "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot "Sully" Sullenberger, has hooked up with another veteran risk-taker, high-wire master Nik Wallenda, a scion of the legendary "Flying Wallendas" family of daredevil performers. … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Launches New Collection with Captain Sully Sullenberger

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New York's Standard Hotel was the site of an elegant soirée last week, as Jeanrichard announced a partnership with hero pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for the launch of its new 1861 and Terrascope watches, part of the brand's new, streamlined collection. … [Read more...]

Triple Threat: JeanRichard Introduces Three New Watch Collections

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The Swiss watch brand JEANRICHARD has often been in the shadow of its better-known sister brand in the Sowind Group, Girard-Perregaux. However, with the introduction of three revamped collections — the classical 1681 Ronde and the sporty Highlands and Aquascope — the brand is making a move to establish its own distinct identity. … [Read more...]

JeanRichard Highlands Big Life Limited Edition

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JeanRichard, the watch brand named for 17th-century Swiss watchmaker Daniel JeanRichard, has released a limited edition of its sporty Highlands model in collaboration with the Big Life Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the fauna and ecosystem of Africa. Created in 2010 by British photographer Nick Brandt, who specializes in intimate portraits of animals of the African savannah, the Foundation is a response to a dramatic rise in poaching across Africa, and focuses … [Read more...]

Dominique Loiseau on Girard-Perregaux: The WatchTime Q&A

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French-born watchmaker Dominique Loiseau first caught the attention of watch collectors in the 1980s, the great wasteland years of the mechanical watch industry when quartz ruled the watch-world roost. His complex and creative inventions, such the Rose des Temps clock, the Blancpain 1735 wristwatch and the 1f4 models from his own independent atelier, have made him a legend among the collector community. Early this year, Loiseau joined Girard-Perregaux to strengthen its "think tank." Here, in an … [Read more...]

Michael Margolis to be American President of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard

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The Sowind Group, parent company of the Swiss luxury watch brands Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, has announced the appointment of Michael Margolis to its team as the new President of America. Margolis will join Michele Sofisti, Sowind Group CEO, Stefano Macaluso, Girard-Perregaux Managing Director, and Massimo Macaluso, JeanRichard Managing Director, to oversee the U.S. expansion strategy. … [Read more...]

Michele Sofisti Appointed CEO of Sowind Group

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PPR announced in Paris today the appointment of Michele Sofisti as CEO of Sowind Group, effective immediately. He will be seconded by Stefano Macaluso, Managing Director for Girard-Perregaux, and Massimo Macaluso, Managing Director for JeanRichard and the Manufacture, who remain in their current positions. Sofisti will also continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer Gucci Group Watches and Jewellery, and Member of the Board of Directors of Gucci Timepieces Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Japan. … [Read more...]

SIHH: JeanRichard Shows Two New Bressels and the Highlands Sand Sports Watch

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At SIHH JeanRichard is introducing three new men's models: the Bressel Homage "Daniel" is inspired by a Daniel JeanRichard pocket watch created in 1710. The Bressel 1665 Small Hour and Minute offers a distinctive time display, and the sporty Highlands "Sand" reinterprets the original Highlands from the mid-1990s. All three are powered by in-house JeanRichard movements. … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Announces Reorganization

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Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard) has announced a management reorganization following the sudden death of Chairman Luigi Macaluso on October 27. Monica Mailander Macaluso has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Sowind Group holding company, while the directorship and operational management have been entrusted to Stefano and Massimo Macaluso, Chairman and CEO of Sowind SA respectively. … [Read more...]

JeanRichard Aquascope

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JeanRichard's new Aquascope embodies the essence of 1960s design. Its round dial and curvaceous tonneau case instantly take you back to the decade of mini skirts and bell bottoms, when the desire for bold personal expression drove art, fashion and design into new frontiers. This modern Aquascope retains the original's monoblock case protecting dual crowns, and it houses JeanRichard's in-house caliber JR1000 movement. … [Read more...]

THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND: Daniel JeanRichard

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(This is the first of a series of articles on historical watchmakers whose names have been revived as contemporary watch brands.)In 1986, Luigi (Gino) Macaluso, a Swiss watch distributor in Italy, bought the rights to the name Daniel JeanRichard from Lemania, the Swiss movement manufacturer. Daniel JeanRichard was not a watch brand. It is the name of a 17th century Swiss watchmaker, who was an extremely important, if obscure, figure in the development of the Swiss watch industry. … [Read more...]

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

The following brands will exhibit their timepieces to invited trade only at the Palexpo in Geneva:A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelery Co, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels … [Read more...]