The White Legend is distinguished by its white inner bezel, hands and crown protector. The watch is powered by the caliber RMUL2. The double-barrel movement, with 55 hours of power reserve, features a free sprung balance with variable inertia. The baseplate and bridges are in grade 5 titanium, coated in PVD, and the spline screws for the bridges are also grade 5 titanium. Frequency is 28,8000 vph.
The current Richard Mille Bubba Watson collection includes the RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson, the RM 38-01 Tourbillon G-Sensor and the RM 055 Bubba Watson. The two new watches are named RM 055 Bubba Watson “White Legend” and “Dark Legend.”
To ramp up the excitement at this year’s TimeCrafters, held in New York City May 13 through May 15, Richard Mille introduced two new limited edition collections produced in collaboration with PGA golfer and Masters champion Bubba Watson.
TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph
A favorite stop on my annual Baselworld sojourn, the TAG Heuer exhibit is always a finely tuned blend of high energy, high sophistication and high design. I expect nothing less at the TimeCrafters event. And this year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Indy 500 race, TAG Heuer is launching a Special Edition of its revisited Carrera chronograph, the Heuer 01. A limited edition of 100 pieces will showcase the “Indy 500 logo” on the dial as well as on the caseback and bezel. This timepiece will be unveiled at the Time Crafters exhibition in New York, which is taking place shortly before the race in Indianapolis.
In Los Angeles Jeff Hyland is the dominant force in what some might call “extreme residential real estate.” He had a hand in selling Aaron and Candy Spelling’s former estate for $85 million. His company, Hilton & Hyland, landed the $135 million listing for William Randolph Hearst’s former Beverly Hills digs—29 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms. What’s more, listed on the firm’s Web site this summer was a cute three-bedroom, two-bath number in Pacific Palisades that was essentially a $25 million tear-down.
The space itself is Ms. Treton-Monceyron’s starting point. “I was a choreographer and dancer before,” she said, “so I look at a shop from a stage design vantage point and move inside the space — using my own body to sense the space left and right and position everything from the watch displays to sofas to walls.”For each store she designs, Ms. Treton-Monceyron works with new materials and color. “The Paris boutique has a strong design because Paris is a strong city,” she said. “So we have metal and fabric panels, cream colors and bright, totally white lights.”
New timepieces from thirteen top watch brands are being debuted all this week at the third annual Watches & Wonders timepiece show in Hong Kong. Below we’ve selected just a few of the latest, most notable debuts in the first of a multi-part look at what will be the final set of new 2015 models from these well-known watchmakers.
On June 11, in New York, timepieces spanning the years from 1760 to 2015 garnered Sotheby’s its highest-ever total for a “various-owner” sale of Important Watches, achieving $12.5 million. An admirable 88.8% of the lots were sold, and the sale estimate was $6.5 to $10 million.
Twenty-two Swiss enameled automata from a private collection formed the centerpiece of the auction, together bringing $6.1 million. These exquisite examples of fine craftsmanship at the hands of noted makers like Jaquet-Droz and Piguet and Maylan, from the golden age of Swiss watchmaking during the Industrial Revolution, brought to life the marriage of technology and artistry that was a hallmark of that era.