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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 is the Northwest’s forward looking and inspirational city region. It is a world-class business and investment location with all the benefits and attractions of a vibrant European metropolis.

The geographical area of the Manchester City Region covers the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester – Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan – and stretches out to encompass areas such as Macclesfield and Warrington, comprising the expansive travel to work area for the conurbation core.


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