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Pierre Jacques is the new CEO of MCT

Kristina-Ripsimé Ambartsumian, chairman of MCT (Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps), announce the appointment of Pierre Jacques as the watch brand’s new CEO. Pierre Jacques has more than 15 years of strategic and operational experience in the watch industry. He notably co-founded the international watch magazine GMT, directed the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and subsequently the Geneva flagship store of the retail group Les Ambassadeurs, before serving for five years as CEO of the De Bethune brand.

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BK Amsterdam: Classy wooden watches

This year, BK Amsterdam will launch 8 new watches with ultra light handmade wooden cases and cow leather straps. Each case is made from a different kind of wood. The 45 mm cases of the men watches will be made from ebony, bamboo or zebrano wood. The cases for women measure 39 mm and are made of ebony, maple or bamboo. All watches have a 3025 quartz movement and are water-resistant to 30 meters.

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A reptile on the wrist: the UR-105 T-Rex by Urwerk

Urwerk presents its UR-105 T-Rex, nicknamed after its atypical case that is crisscrossed by a raised, concentrically ribbed pattern evoking the scales of certain reptiles – a textured, bark-like coating that is soft to the touch. The colors of this breastplate will subtly evolve over the years. “We performed a number of different trials before confirming the exact shape of our bronze case. We wanted to achieve the perfect patina. Each model is treated as one-of-a-kind. It is decorated, beadblasted, micro-sandblasted, purified and then oxidized with a brush”, explains Felix Baumgartner, master-watchmaker and co-founder of Urwerk.

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RJ-Romain Jerome unveils the Skylab 48 Skull

RJ-Romain Jerome unveils the Skylab 48 Skull

Skulls are making their way onto space with the new Skylab 48 Skull collection. The independent Swiss maison rocks things up by adding a more unconventional touch to its technical skeleton timepiece. With its transparency and the distinctive skull, the 48mm case timepiece is a nod to the trend “Skulls n‘wheels” – which consists of placing skulls on cars’ wheels, rim and hubcap – stemming from street culture and mostly skateboarding.

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