Grand Seiko has put together a dazzling agenda for its 60th anniversary, marked by the opening of new manufacturing facilities, the inauguration of a flagship boutique on Place Vendôme, a dozen limited editions fitted with new calibres, and the unveiling of a concept movement.
Over 650 artisans from 25 countries feature in a new online searchable guide to European craftsmanship, developed by the Michelangelo Foundation. The platform also has suggestions for master classes, exhibitions and tours, recommendations from personalities in craftsmanship and design, and ideas for immersive experiences across Europe.
For the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Patek Philippe Museum, with the Comité Européen Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is organising Timepieces Signed Rousseau, an exhibition which opened on May 11th and will run until mid-October.
So much has been written about Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), it would be unrealistic to try to give even a glimpse. These two portraits offer some insight into ideas which have endured the centuries.
Geneva's May sales saw 940 timepieces change hands for CHF 45.8 million, of which CHF 30.3 million for Christie's, which realised its second-highest result for a watch sale and scored two-thirds of sales in three days dominated by Breguet.
Among the lots at a forthcoming sale at Christie's in Milan will be three exclusive Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, made in support of the Salam Centre in Khartoum, which is run by Emergency, an Italian humanitarian organisation which provides otherwise unobtainable treatment for children and adults suffering from heart disease.