Happenings

Winds of Change – Swatch Group to Leave Baselworld in 2019

For almost a century, the Swatch Group has been a front-runner of the watch industry, boasting brands like the super-premium Breguet, ever-popular Omega and more affordable Flik-Flak in its portfolio. Baselworld 2018 was an adrenaline filled affair as always, but…

Como Calling – A. Lange & Söhne continues its patronage of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

The most exclusive vintage cars, the very special A. Lange & Söhne touch and what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth can only mean one thing – the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Winners’ Circle A. Lange…

Under the Hammer: A. Lange & Söhne’s 1815 Homage to Walter Lange fetches record price at Phillips Auction

The only ‘officially released’ A. Lange & Söhne watch with a steel case, the unique, 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ was sold at auction by Phillips in Geneva for a record-breaking CHF 852,500 (US$ 852,414). An auction hall is always…

Going, Going Gone! – Rare ‘Tropical Dial’ Rolex Daytona to be sold at Auction

Rolex. Daytona. Paul Newman. On their own, any of these tags would be sure to attract a staggering price at auction. Put them together and add the extremely rare ‘Tropical Dial’, and this is one strike of the auctioneers hammer…

What Happened in Basel – A Round-Up of Baselworld 2018’s HOTTEST Highlights
Baselworld 2018 marked the 101st edition of the world’s largest and most prestigious watch and jewellery show, and the event was definitely a sight to behold. Despite the show’s newer, scaled down avatar, embracing the concept of quality over quantity…
Zenith Baselworld 2018

More than living up to its name, Zenith has, without a doubt taken haute horlogerie to the next level with its new Defy Zero G timepiece at Baselworld 2018 this week. Laws of Nature – The New Zenith Defy Zero…

A Question of Taste – Chef Yanik Alléno joins the Hublot family as Brand Ambassador

Amidst the revelry and excitement of the Hublot and Cheval Blanc Courchevel Slalom event in Courchevel France on February 28th, the world renowned watchmakers added a new name to their impressive line-up of Brand Ambassadors. Parisian chef Yanik Alléno was…

Aishwarya Rai launches new Longines Boutique in Sydney ahead of the Commonwealth Games

On Saturday, 03rd February, 2018, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, and long hailed, worlds most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai inaugurated the brand’s newest boutique in Sydney, Australia. Aishwarya Rai joined Vice President and Head of International Marketing for Longines, Juan-Carlos Capelli…

Bradley Cooper joins the exclusive circle of brand ambassadors for IWC Schaffhaussen

Oscar and Tony Award nominee, soon to be director and all around cool guy, Bradley Cooper was introduced at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie as a new brand ambassador for IWC Schaffhausen. Cooper has long been known…

Haute Horlogerie’s annual debut…The highs and heights of SIHH 2018
Haute Horlogerie’s busiest week… SIHH 2018 was bigger, bolder and more connected than ever before. HOT brings you a behind the scenes look at the highlights of SIHH 2018, what to look out for in the year ahead and a…
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