MB&F’s Legacy Machine 101 receives platinum treatment

SIHH 2016 is just a few days away, and independent watchmaker MB&F has already begun to whet our appetite with its newest Legacy Machine. This new limited edition Legacy Machine 101 (LM 101)  is offered with a platinum case and a delicious blue dial.

MB&F's most traditional watch has just been updated and if gold isn't the metal for you, this should be right up your alley.

MB&F’s most traditional watch has just been updated and if gold isn’t the metal for you, this should be right up your alley.

H. Moser & Cie unveils the Swiss Alp Watch

With the launch of its Swiss Alp Watch, independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie (HMC) is drawing attention to the latest challenge to befall the Swiss watchmaking industry – the smartwatch. The brand is also committing to fighting the smartwatch onslaught by inspiring its fellow mechanical watchmaking counterparts to uphold the centuries-long tradition of Swiss watchmaking.

Straight from the company's website: the Swiss Alp Watch is inspired by the modern design of smartwatches, but is entirely mechanical.

Straight from the company’s website: the Swiss Alp Watch is inspired by the modern design of smartwatches, but is entirely mechanical.

Introducing the Speake-Marin Dong Son Tourbillon

The ancient Dong Son people of Vietnam and more specifically, their bronze drums, served as the inspiration for Speake-Marin’s newest unique piece, the Dong Son Tourbillon. The Dong Son drums were bronze drums created by Dong Son culture that existed around the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam between 600BC and 300AD. The drums were said to represent an artistic level that very few cultures of the time could match, and the independent watchmaker is paying tribute to this ancient culture with a unique creation of its own.

The Dong Son Tourbillon features a 38mm Piccadilly red gold case and is presented on an alligator strap with a red gold pin buckle.

The Dong Son Tourbillon features a 38mm Piccadilly red gold case and is presented on an alligator strap with a red gold pin buckle.

Hands-on: A couple of cool in blue H. Moser & Cie watches

Earlier this year, a little before BaselWorld 2015 began, H. Moser & Cie (HMC) took the wraps off a couple of new watches. The first was the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue, followed by the Dual Time Midnight Blue Fumé Venturer Tourbillon, and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend some time with both at the inaugural Dubai Watch Week.

Blue dials are in, and these are among the best we've ever seen.

Blue dials are in, and these are among the best we’ve ever seen.

Only Watch 2015 raises over US $11-million

Yesterday, on November 7, the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction took place in Geneva, at the La Réserve – Hotel and Spa. 44 incredible one-off timepieces were auctioned to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and after the final hammer dropped, a total of US $11.268-million had been raised. A fantastic result!

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

Breitling has a dedicated hangar at the Dubai Mall

Tool watch specialist Breitling has become the latest brand to establish a dedicated boutique at the prestigious Dubai Mall. The 130-year old independent brand’s new hangar is located close to the mall’s main entrance, between the Grand Atrium and the Bloomingdale Atrium, alongside watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, and Vacheron Constantin. The new boutique is Breitling’s fourth dedicated boutique in Dubai.

The boutique was officially opened on October 18.

The boutique was officially opened on October 18.