Apple joins forces with Hermes to create new version of Apple watch

Apple is partnering with luxury brand Hermès – the result is a new collection of Apple watches, known as the Apple Watch Hermès. The new collection will sport a stainless steel case, offer three exclusive dial designs, and will be offered with a selection of straps that have been handmade by Hermès.

Apple is adding a touch of luxury to its line-up with the Apple Watch Hermès collection.

A. Lange & Söhne introduces boutique special 1815 Chronograph

The third edition of Watches & Wonders (W&W) takes place from September 30 to October 3 in Hong Kong. Since the exhibition is now just around the corner, some of the participating brands have begun showing off their latest creations – we recently saw an example of truly stunning horology in the form of Vacheron Constantin’s Cornes de vache 1955 (read our story here). Now, A. Lange & Söhne has joined the W&W run-up party by introducing a new, boutique-only, reference of its highly desirable 1815 Chronograph.

The 1815 Chronograph Boutique Edition maintains the elegance of previous references.

The 1815 Chronograph Boutique Edition maintains the elegance of previous references.

What you can expect at SIHH 2016

The 26th edition of the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) will take place in Geneva, kicking off on January 18, 2016, and will run until January 22. The big news is that nine independent brands will be joining the event, though one brand is also renouncing its participation.

SIHH 2015 took place from January 19 to 23 and marked the 25th anniversary of the Geneva based trade show.

SIHH 2015 took place from January 19 to 23 and marked the 25th anniversary of the Geneva based trade show.

Only Watch 2015 to receive Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Prototype

Richard Mille (RM) collaborated with Rafael Nadal to develop its limited edition ‘RM 027 Tourbillon – Rafael Nadal’, and now, for the sixth edition of the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, the haute horology brand is joining forces with the tennis sensation once again. No new watch is being developed this time around but rather, Richard Mille and Nadal are jointly donating the RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype to the charity auction – the very same watch that accompanied Nadal to all the Grand Slam tournaments that he participated in.

The RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype has ridiculous amounts of sporting pedigree.

The RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype has ridiculous amounts of sporting pedigree.

MB&F’s Arachnophobia crawls out from under the covers

If you have a crippling fear of creepy crawlies or the sight of a spider causes you to exercise your vocal cords uncontrollably, you may want to stop reading right now. If, however, insects, bugs and spiders don’t bother you or you’re the type that is intrigued by them, we invite you to join us in welcoming ‘Arachnophobia’ to the world of horology. Arachnophobia is MB&F’s most intense mechanical clock yet, and is the second clock that the creative brand has released this year, as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.

MB&F's latest tells the time with two hands and eight legs. It's brilliant.

MB&F’s latest tells the time with two hands and eight legs. It’s brilliant.