CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe’s biggest private equity firms, with more than US$71 billion in funds, agreed to add Breitling to the list of companies they own, by acquiring an 80% stake in the Swiss family-owned manufacturer. The amount is undisclosed, but according to the Financial Times, the deal values Breitling somewhere between CHF800m […]

In contemporary Haute Horlogerie, HYT stands out as a brand revolutionising time display with their unique mechanical movements using a microfluidic module. Their latest model is the H4Neo is introducing a surprising feature for a mechanical watch, two LED lights! Yes, LED lights in a mechanical watch. The watch is equipped with a microgenerator powered […]

These days, there are so many watch brands popping up with pompous names and epic stories, involving WWII battles, fighter jets, racing tracks and you name it, but their watches are painfully boring, often rebranded AliExpress junk, sold for a hefty profit. These guys will know how to package everything in cutting-edge websites and glamorous […]

If you dream about high-end luxury dress watches but your wallet says no, Thomas Earnshaw might be an interesting alternative. While the brand name comes from the famous English watchmaker, Thomas Earnshaw who is remembered for simplifying John Arnold’s process of marine chronometer production, the actual company is based in Hong Kong. They are specialised […]

It has been a while since my last Micro roundup, but right now, there are three projects on Kickstarter that I really think you should take a look at. The Baltic project is already fully funded, surpassing their goal several times on their first day, BOLDR is getting there while Trintec is also fully funded. Baltic […]