If you are a high-end watches enthusiast, check out the latest news from the luxury watches world. We have picked up the most interesting events in the horology and are ready to share them with you.
The best-selling luxury watches
It is not always easy to find out what are the sales figures at the biggest-selling luxury watch brands. But Investment bank Morgan Stanley together with LuxeConsult have revealed some numbers and calculated the market shares for main watch players. Predictably, Rolex has the biggest share of 22.2 %. The brand accounts one-fifth of the world watch sales because of its high average prices.
Photo courtesy of: Financial Review
Special Edition from Hublot and one-of-a-kind dinner
Hublot has released its Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic chronograph. The luxury Swiss brand is going to be the official sponsor and timekeeper of upcoming annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Hublot has celebrated the launch of a new watch in their boutique in New York.
The guests had fun wandering among vibrant installations with watches and drinking Champagne-Based cocktails. After the presentation, there was a dinner from world-famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Photo courtesy of: Haute Time
We have already written about some more novelties from Hublot this year.
Blockchain experiment from Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin is applying blockchain technology for the authentication. The brand is conducting its experiment with the Les Collectionneurs timepieces, which now will be sold with a paper and digital certificate. The digital one will be a protected document that confirms the watch authenticity.
Photo courtesy of: SJX
Vacheron Constantin says that the new technology will reduce fraud with the watches significantly. The clients will be able to trace the supply chain even after the service of the watch.
The pure madness of Lo Scienziato Luminor
The new tourbillon from the Italian brand is an impressive skeletonized watch with excellent technic specs. The timepiece with 47 mm dial can boast of P.2005/T caliber, 24-hour indicator at 3 o’clock, central time, GMT, 30-second tourbillon at 10. Moreover, the tourbillon is on a turning axis perpendicular to the balance wheel.
The case is 3D printed with five layers of titanium powder, which makes it super light yet strong. The bezel, crown and its lock are made from durable Carbotech. This luxury watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and has a 6-days power reserve. The robust architectural design is beautifully showcased in the hollow case, and you can enjoy the complex inner workings. This powerful and stylish watch is delivered with a gray leather strap (velcro option is available too).
Photo courtesy of: Time and Tide
For more news from the luxury watches world, visit our page. There you will also find a huge selection of luxury used watches at reasonable prices.