News #1: Conclusion of Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)
That might explain why Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPDG), the watchmaking prize that takes place every November, is such an anticipated event, for the best watches released during the previous 12 months would battle it out to be recognized as the best in their respective category, voted by a jury consisting of the most influential figures in the business. To put it simply, GPDG is the "Oscar" of the world of horology.
Claiming this year's top prize of GPDG, the Golden Hand (Aiguille d'Or Grand Prix), is Greubel Forsey's
Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, a slender tourbillon (and the most straightforward reference from the brand) with a delicate, fast tourbillon that completes a rotation every 24 seconds.
News #2: MB&F Introduced The Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar Watch
Measuring 44.5mm wide, the Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar has one mission only: to make a statement in the best possible way. And it's not hard to see why. Firstly, the watch face is completely transparent, revealing every inch of the 500 or so parts that went into it. Secondly, the perpetual calendar mechanism has been completely redesigned so that the 4 sub-dial could be placed in a way to appear floating above the main dial, along with the exposed balance right at the central of the watch face, a defining feature of the Legacy Machine collection. To better understand the mechanism behind, view the below clip with Stephen McDonnell, the creator of the movement, explaining exactly that.
News #3: The Approaching of "Only Watch" Auction
Set up in 2005, "Only Watch" is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created and donated by the finest watchmakers for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. By using the word "unique", we are not only suggesting these watches are awesome - they are indeed one-off creations that would not be produced ever again, anywhere, any time. Bidding for them at "Only Watch" is the only chance you could ever get to own them. Needless to say, this is probably the most eye-opening watch auction of the year, underlined by the healthy competition between watch companies who do their utmost to give the world the most exquisite and special timepieces, all for the very noble notion of accelerating the research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that can lead to muscle degeneration and premature death.
To view the entire collection of unique pieces from 44 watch brands, go here. By the way do you remember we mentioned MB&F is considered the rebel of the world of horology? That's totally the case given they made a robot for "Only Watch". Sorry, I mean machine.