Since Jean-Marc Pontroué took over at the head of Officine Panerai, the Italian firm has been spearheading multiple initiatives that go beyond the brand's iconic styles. With great success.
This year Tudor celebrates fifty years since the launch of its first chronograph, a complication that has played a starring role in the brand's collections ever since, most recently with a vintage feel. So what can we look forward to in 2020?
Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). We round off the series with insight from Turonny Fuad, an entrepreneur in Singapore.
These are happy days for the kidult generation, now that Richard Mille is running a sweet shop, Romain Jerome has donned a villain's cape and H. Moser & Cie. has taken to watering its straps. Welcome to an age of nostalgia-driven watches, horological comforters and some kickass wrist wear. Because we're all just kids at heart.
Tourbillons were the hot new complication in the late ’90s and early aughts. At the time, it was impressive enough to show the escapement on the dial, with its twirling carriage and decorated bridge. Nearly 20 years later, tourbillons need to pack a little more oomph to impress potential buyers.
Product placements are a well-oiled marketing technique, but it can take more to convince today's sophisticated audiences than a celebrity wearing a beautiful watch. Breitling is paving the way with the Korean drama, “Memories of the Alhambra”.
Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). François-Xavier Overstake, founder of equationdutemps.blogspot.com is among the watch lovers to listen to.