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NEWS 16th January 2017

World’s lightest mechanical watch revealed thanks to graphene

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene is unveiled today in Geneva at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie thanks to a unique collaboration. The University of Manchester has collaborated with watchmaking brand Richard Mille and McLaren F1 to create world’s lightest mechanical chronograph by pairing leading graphene research with precision engineering. The…

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“Manchester has a real pull for businesses to come and set up here.”
David Emery
IBM Vice President for General Business North

Business Activities

As a regional and national centre of excellence for the service sector, the city region is home to a wealth of corporate services firms from major shared service centres and outsources to leaders in banking and financial services.

Logistics-based activities also form a key part of the service sector in Manchester, thanks to the city region’s location at the heart of the UK’s transport network and its reputation as a leading centre for financial intermediation.

The region’s world class universities  which offer unparalleled research and development opportunities, combined with capability to house international headquarters make the Manchester City Region a global centre for business.

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