Introducing the Octopod, a new eight-legged desk clock from MB&F and L’Epée 1839

The last time the creative geniuses at MB&F released an eight-legged desk clock, they sent horology lovers with a fear of arachnids running for the nearest can of bug spray. Those same folks can rest easy this time around however, as the Octopod is inspired by aquatic life, and can’t be mounted menacingly on walls and ceilings ;).

MB&F has added a new desk clock to its portfolio.

Girard-Perregaux introduces 40mm Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges

Fact: In 1867, Girard-Perregaux’s (GP) Tourbillon with Three Bridges won its first chronometry award from the Neuchâtel Observatory. Development on these watches began a few years prior, in the mid-1850s, and since then, they’ve become an iconic signature piece of the brand. Now, in honor of the watch’s 150th anniversary, the brand has released a new 40mm version of its Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges.

The Three Gold Bridges watches have become a brand icon.

Georges Kern resigns from Richemont

As per a statement issued by luxury conglomerate Richemont, Georges Kern has resigned as head of watchmaking, marketing and digital. The surprising change takes effect immediately, and comes just several weeks after Kern assumed his new position. Kern was previously CEO of IWC for several years.

Richemont watchmaking boss resigns to become an entrepreneur.

Peter Speake-Marin leaves brand he founded in 2002

Swiss newspaper 24 heures posted a story yesterday stating that English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin left the brand he founded 15-years ago. His departure was said to be in the works for some time, and the talented watchmaker is now already working on his next project.

We met Peter Speake-Marin in Dubai for Dubai Watch Week 2015.

Introducing the Singer Track 1 Chronograph

Falling in the ‘say what?!’ news category, California-based Singer Vehicle Design is now getting into watches. The Singer Track1 Chronograph launches the brand’s foray into watchmaking, as well as the new ‘Singer Reimagined’ company, which will focus on mechanical watches from its home in Geneva. Singer Vehicle Design, as before, will continue its focus on restoring and modifying Porsche 911s.

The Track1 is designed primarily as an easy-to-read chronograph.

Girard-Perregaux unveils Laureato Skeleton

At SIHH 2017, Girard-Perregaux reintroduced its Laureato collection, and now – just a few months on – the brand has added the Laureato Skeleton to its luxury/sporty watch family. This new timepiece features a 42mm case and is offered in stainless steel and pink-gold.

This striking skeleton is now part of the Laureato collection.