Friday Fix: News from Breguet, F.P. Journe, Hamilton, the Horological Society of New York, and Vacheron Constantin


Breguet has teamed up with the Boutique Tourbillon in St. Petersburg during the 20th International Economic Forum to bring an exclusive take on the brand’s watchmaking history. Attendants to the four-day reception, ranging from members of the Forum to journalists and VIP clientele, were treated to a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the over 200 years of manufacturing brilliance that is Breguet watchmaking through a collection of flagship pieces.image-3

F.P. Journe

FP Journe hosted its third Golf Cup at the acclaimed Geneva Golf Club on a lovely Sunday in late June. The watchmaker presented its new pieces in its upcoming Linesport collection. The Centrigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport, both composed of titanium and aluminum, are specially designed for the most strenuous of athletic conditions but clean up nicely for dinner afterwards.



Once again, Hamilton partnered with Nastri d’Argento, an Italian film festival created by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists — this time on its 70 edition. CEO Sylvain Dolla awarded Gabriele Mainetti the “Hamilton Behind the Camera Award – Nastri d’Argento 2016” for her outstanding debut directing on the movie “Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot,” which was given high praise by critics and the public alike for its refreshing and new narrative voice. image-4

Horological Society New York

On Tuesday, July 5th the Horological Society of New York held a special summer meeting with visiting Antiquarian Horologist Seth Kennedy who presented an hour-long lecture titled “A Story of Old Horology in London.” The talk focused on London’s long history in the watch industry and also touched upon Kennedy’s personal life and career. A selection of movements from the 17th and 18th century were also on display.

One of the movements on display at the July 5 meeting of the Horological Society of New York.
One of the movements on display at the July 5 meeting of the Horological Society of New York.

Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin unveiled its new Overseas collection on May 25 atop New York City’s High Line, as well at an event in Terrada Souko, on Tokyo Bay’s Tennozu Isle on June 16. Guests were treated to a photography installation by Steve McCurry as well as to hands on look at the watch brand’s new interchangeable bands and a virtual reality experience. Award-winning band A Great Big New World performed in Manhattan, while the privileged attendees in Tokyo were graced by the phenomenal gastronomic mastery of Chef Yamada.static1.squarespace