While Ian Skellern had visited German watch brands in Glashütte before, a recent visit to Tutima was his first. And he was surprised, in more ways than one. Starting with that glass floor and finishing in an all-female regatta.
With the FIFA World Cup 2014 long finished, Elizabeth takes a brief look at ten – well, eleven – of the most interesting soccer-related timepieces. Among these are the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi and Richard Mille’s RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini. Flip through the list and see which is your favorite.
In honor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Soccer, Sabine Zwettler shares three new “soccer models” that recently caught her eye. And these cover every base and taste as they range through independent watchmaker, smartwatch, and mechanical flyback chronograph.
The Mutua Madrid Open is a young tournament; it crowned just its thirteenth winner on May 11, 2014. This winner happens to be world number one Rafael Nadal. And Nadal was wearing an evolution of the groundbreaking ultra-light RM 027. In lightness as in its $690,000 price tag, this watch breaks all kinds of records.
Tennis fans have probably already taken note: world number three Alexander Zverev has been playing his hard-hitting brand of predominately baseline tennis with a Richard Mille strapped to his wrist. Zverev plays with his own version of the RM 67-02, which he debuted at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in May 2018. Find out more about it right here.
Right now the world turns its collective eyes to what is perhaps the one event that, despite political and social issues, has the power to unite: the Olympic Games. And not only in our little world of ticks and tocks does the world take note that one of the main sponsors is the watch brand Omega. Here is a brief overview of how Omega timed the Games in 2014.
As the basis for an ultra-light, ultra-shock-resistant watch, you could do far worse than TPT Carbon, but the outside case is just the beginning for the Richard Mille RM 53-01. Inside, the movement is something out of industrial engineering handbooks. And that’s important because it is engineered to be worn on the polo field, where one of the most brutal sports around is played.
A lot of great sports watches came out this year, many of which were able to break the mold of what a sports watch should look like or can do. This is vital for the industry as it retains the attention of potential buyers and shows that there is still creativity in one of the most popular watch segments. See what our panel thinks of the shortlisted watches in the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s Sports category.
My life revolves around the usually disparate worlds of fine watchmaking and looking after equines; two universes that are so different it’s difficult to imagine how they might intersect. Yet intersect they did in the most unusual and entertaining way thanks to Antoine Preziuso and a Swiss dressage champion.
On a recent trip to Palma de Mallorca with Armin Strom, I learned just how exciting and addictive foiling a racing catamaran is as well as why sponsoring a sailing team makes financial and marketing sense for the right type of high-end watch brand.