With patience and dexterity, he assembles the hundreds of parts in the three-dimensional puzzle that is a watch movement. Learn more about this fascinating profession in this extract from the "Masters of Haute Horlogerie" DVD on the different métiers d'art.
For more than a decade, the Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver Collection has introduced stunning timepieces that are both fine jewelry watches and reliable diving instruments.
Not every year, not even every decade, does a watch become an icon of its generation and an expression of the spirit of its time. In 1979, however, Piaget created just such a timepiece with the Piaget Polo. Although recognized throughout the world, the Piaget Polo has always had a particular association with New York. It was here in 1985 that the Piaget polo team celebrated the watch by riding down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Thus, there could be no greater city or place for Piaget to celebrate the legacy of the original Piaget Polo with the launch of a new watch, for a new generation.
Still not a ray of sunshine to brighten Swiss watch export figures, which in June fell more than at any other point during this first half-year.
Figures are out for the first half-year. With net sales down 11.4%, Swatch Group results reflect the prevailing climate. The group remains optimistic nonetheless.
After a 9.5% fall in exports over five months, the Brexit vote makes for an even more uncertain future for Swiss watch brands. Particularly as the UK has weathered a difficult year so far with some tremendous growth.