The LVMH Group’s Swiss watchmaking houses – TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot host joint exhibition at the Salon de Genève

The LVMH Group’s Swiss watchmaking houses – TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot host joint exhibition at the Salon de Genève

 

Paris, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The LVMH Group’s three Swiss watchmaking houses – TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot – are for the first time hosting a joint exhibition during the Salon de Genève, one of the watch industry’s premier events alongside Baselworld. Two months before Baselworld opens, the three watchmakers are unveiling striking new creations for 2017.

In a first for LVMH watchmaking houses, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith have come together in Geneva to present their new creations to watch professionals (retailers, journalists, etc.) and the public, two months ahead of the industry’s showcase event, Baselworld. The three houses are inviting guests to discover their timepieces on a boat moored in front of the Kempinski hotel. The exhibition is open to the public, giving watch lovers a chance to see the latest innovations firsthand. TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith are each featuring striking new timepieces.

TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer presents the Aquaracer 300 Meter 43 mm. The 2017 edition has an aluminum bezel, replacing the ceramic version, and a quartz movement. TAG Heuer is also introducing an exciting new version for women with a natural mother-of-pearl dial in blue or black, finished with a ceramic bezel set with diamonds and a satin strap.

In addition, TAG Heuer has updated the iconic Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The new version is available in titanium, framed by a black ceramic bezel and a tachymeter scale. The sapphire case back reveals the beautiful mechanics of the automatic movement and the weight, decorated with a Côtes de Genève pattern.

The Swiss manufacture is also unveiling a new version of its signature Chrono model, the Carrera HEUER-01. This men’s chronograph is made entirely in matt black ceramic, updated for a sleek contemporary look.

Hublot

Hublot continues to dress wrists with audacity, introducing six new models in its emblematic Big Bang collection. The Big Bang One Click 39 mm has an oversize interchangeable leather strap, while the Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo revisits neon, featuring the finest St. Gallen embroidery in four bright, bold colors: Cobalt Blue, Sunflower, Hot Pink and Malachite Green.

The Maison shakes up traditional watchmaking codes too with the Big Bang MECA-10 Magic Gold, equipped with the new Hublot Manufacture calibre, the HUB1201, and a case made from Magic Gold, the first scratch-resistant gold.

The ingenuous watch manufacture has also conceived a timepiece that makes it simple for travelers to use a GMT complication. The Big Bang Unico GMT instantly updates the second time zone with a pushbutton, eliminating the need to reset all the hands with each change between time zones.

Zenith

The legendary El Primero chronograph by Zenith is now decked out in striking black and white variations.  Available in two versions, the El Primero 36’000 VpH chronograph epitomizes the duality of charm and high mechanical precision. With an intense black ceramic-aluminum case, a three-counter dial and perforated rubber strap, the contrasting twin timepieces are a study in natural balance.

Zenith celebrates its past with the Heritage 146 chronograph, inspired by a 1960s watch and now equipped with an El Primero movement. The new version features a two-counter dial without a date window, a configuration typical of 1960s chronographs. This exclusive edition is available in two dial options: tropical brown or blue sunray with rhodium-coated baton hands.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LVMH Houses showcase latest watch models at The Baselworld watch fair

BASEL, Switzerland, 2016-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Baselworld watch fair gives LVMH Houses a chance to showcase their latest models, symbols of their creative universes and expertise, on the cutting edge of precision and innovation. Discover the star models in the latest collections from Bulgari, Dior, Fendi, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith.

© TAG Heuer

© TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer
Just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01, the backbone of the brand’s new collection of distinctive contemporary chronographs, TAG Heuer introduces the Carrera Heuer-02T. This automatic chronograph combined with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon is certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), guaranteeing the highest level of chronometric precision.

The movement is housed in the latest generation case. Made from titanium, this case is lightweight and more shock-resistant. The design reflects TAG Heuer’s focus on accessible luxury and opens up a huge range of possibilities with an infinite combination of materials, colors, and finishes. The watch is complemented by a black alligator strap sewn onto rubber for a sporty look. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T symbolizes the Swiss watchmaker’s creativity and continued investment in technology, exemplary quality, performance and watch manufacture expertise.

© Bulgari

© Bulgari

Bulgari
The Italian jeweler innovates continually, associating its mastery of precious materials with Swiss watchmaking precision. The precious new Serpenti Incantati watch highlights the iconic serpent theme, a symbolic creature long since tamed by Bulgari. In this interpretation, for the very first time the reptile coils around the watch dial. Each part of the head and the body has been entirely rethought and redesigned with extremely contemporary lines. There are four choices: a rubellite or diamond version, each expressed through two different interpretations. These beautiful contemporary tributes to historic models testify to this timeless motif’s permanent capacity for renewal.

© Hublot

© Hublot

 

Hublot
Hublot once spotlights its innovation and materials expertise with a new watchmaking first: an exceptional series of 500 Big Bang Unico Sapphire models cut straight from sapphire. The sapphire crystal is almost as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond. It is extremely difficult to machine, and has until now been reserved for one-of-a-kind pieces or very private collections.

Without losing sapphire’s unique and rare character, Hublot has made it more accessible with this absolutely transparent collection that consecrates the acclaimed architecture of the Big Bang model and the performances of the brand’s Unico movement. Finishes, textures and materials fuse to create an indivisible whole. The case middle, bezel and back of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire are cut from blocks of sapphire. Its skeleton dial made from transparent resin reveals all the gears of the movement and its finishes. The strap is invisible so that the skin can be seen through it, for an ethereal look.

© Zenith

© Zenith

 

Zenith
For years the Manufacture has associated its name and expertise with the world of classic cars, a world that shares the same authentic values. In 2016, building on its many partnerships, Zenith will be joining thousands of classic car enthusiasts around the world at over 50 events. The El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car embodies and pays tribute to this prestigious world, in which precision, reliability and endurance are expressed through sophisticated and elegant designs.

The mythical chronograph El Primero by Zenith is an extremely precise, high-performance emblem of cutting-edge mechanics. Dedicated to those with a love for legendary cars, the El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car comes with a 42 mm-diameter brushed steel case, fitted with a fluted crown and two round push-pieces. Expressing strength and distinction, this chronograph has an anthracite dial punctuated by three counters in the original colors of anthracite, blue and light gray. Gentlemen drivers will appreciate the perforated chestnut brown calfskin strap.

© Christian Dior

© Christian Dior

Dior
Dior unveils a new series of eight exceptional unique pieces: the Dior Grand Soir collection. The Studio’s creative inspiration for the new Kaléidioroscope model comes from embroideries designed by Monsieur Dior. To express this rich and colorful concept, this model was developed in 36 mm. The voluminous dial is adorned with mother-of-pearl, ornamental stones, polished gold petals and precious stones. The bezel is set in diamonds, sapphires or tsavorite garnets in geometric shapes, accentuating the bewitching symmetry of the dial. The jean strap reflects Dior’s modern style. These refined timepieces feature an automatic Elite caliber from the Zenith manufacture. Through a colored pleat, the back reveals a lacquered oscillating weight in harmony with the dial.

© Fendi

© Fendi

Fendi
Fendi Timepieces unveils Policromia, its exclusive new watch designed in partnership with the well-known jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi. The Policromia collection features twenty models of watches, each showcasing different precious elements of haute joaillerie. Brilliant cut white diamonds adorn the case and the dial, paired with refined inserts of real stones: malachite and green mother-of-pearl, or lapis lazuli and blue mother-of-pearl. A combination of colors on different surfaces, nuanced pieces, precious inserts and asymmetrical bezels made in noble materials create the watch’s daring silhouette with a unique 3D effect, underlining the importance of time, innovation and evolution of the watch’s design.

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Hublot inaugurates second manufacturing building at its production center in Nyon, Switzerland

Nyon, Switzerland, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — On September 29, 2015, Hublot inaugurated a second manufacturing building at its production center in Nyon, Switzerland. The new building enables Hublot to increase production capacity to meet growing demand for its watches with the installation of over 100 new workstations.

After a year and a half of work, Hublot has completed the expansion of its manufacture. The new 8,000-square-meter workspace will mainly be used to produce components for Manufacture movements and watch cases, enabling the brand to boost production capacity and accommodate the rapid and growing demand for its watches.

In addition to creating 100 new workstations over the next five years, the facility enables reorganization of space at the site. Assembly workshops and the Innovations, Research & Development department will take over more space in the current building.  The new building, linked directly to “Hublot 1” by a walkway, will produce cases and carbon fiber components, and also house the setting unit, consolidating all production right at the site.

© Hublot

© Hublot

Over 300 guests were on hand to celebrate the grand opening, including the brand’s prestigious ambassadors. After kicking off the ceremony, Bar Refaeli, Lapo Elkann and Pelé took part in the handover of the keys from the existing building to the new building. They were accompanied by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and President of the LVMH Group’s Watch Division, and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.

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Hublot inaugurates second manufacturing building at its production center in Nyon, Switzerland

© Hublot