Brand Focus: Bell and Ross

Bell & Ross are luxury French watch manufacturers founded in 1992 by the Swiss watch designer Bruno Belamich and his business associate Carlos A. Rosillo. In the early days, their watches were made by a German manufacturer called Sinn. Early models carried the logo of both Sinn and Bell & Ross. In 2002, Bell & Ross took the decision to break free from this relationship and began manufaturing their watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds,…

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Going to Singapore?

If you are planning a trip to Singapore, why not stop off at the new Patek Philippe boutique?! Cortina, the watch retail chain, spent four months and around $3 million renovating the store in ION Orchard, a premium shopping mall. At around 265 square metres, it will be the largest Patek Philippe boutique in South-East Asia. It has a “private” door for customer discretion, plus an improved showpiece for the…

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…and the winner is…

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, a.k.a. GPHG. a.k.a. the watch ‘Oscars’ took place in Geneva last week and the winner of the coveted grand prize (Aiguille d’Or) was the Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon from Bovet. This amazing watch celebrates the three heavenly bodies: The Sun – represented by the flying tourbillon The Earth – rotating on its own axis and showing the hours on a 24-hour cycle The Moon – a…

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Futuristic Fossil!

Fossil, manufacturers of Michael Kors watches (see article here), have announced two new smartwatches for the brand. The watch will be called the Access and available in a gold-plated version for the ladies and with a silver and back case for gents. It has an ambient light sensor at the bottom of the face (which, incidentally, is not quite round). This will reduce battery consumption on the 400mAh battery by automatically…

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Lots to Crowe about!

Mark the date in your calendars,Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe is auctioning film props, costumes, memorabilia and “stuff” (quote). It is the “stuff” that I am particularly interested in, as this includes 29 luxury watches, apparently half of the lucky man’s collection! When and where? 7th April 2018, Sydney Sydney? Well, he is Australian. Anyway, if you can afford to bid for one of his watches, you can certainly afford a flight…

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