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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 synonymous with sport. Ranked 5th in the world in the 2012 Ultimate Sport City index, its no wonder that two Premiership football clubs are based here. Both Manchester United and Manchester City have a loyal following both locally and globally.

Rugby is a sport revered throughout the city region with seven top teams here. The city-region will play host to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, while Trafford is home to Lancashire County Cricket Club.

World class athletes and national teams in many disciplines like athletics, cycling and swimming train at state-of-the art sporting facilities here, while you can watch many international sporting events throughout the year including.

  • The Great Manchester Cycle, TBC, Etihad Stadium
  • Speedway World Cup, 30th July, Belle Vue Sports Village
  • Salford Triathlon, 31st July, Salford Quays

If you fancy participating, there are lots of annual active events like the BUPA Great Manchester Run, the British Gas Great Salford Swim or urban family cycling event Skyride.

Adventurous sport enthusiasts can take advantage of the longest indoor real snow ski slope at Chill Factore , indoor skydiving at Airkix, perform adrenalin pumping jumps at the indoor BMX Centre or climb to dizzy heights in Manchester Climbing Centre.

Manchester’s countryside offers outdoor lovers rural walks, stately gardens, horse riding and sailing in over 500 acres of stunning countryside, in addition to four national parks within an hours drive.

Find out more at www.visitmanchester.com

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