With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.
Rolex is one of the most prevalent and powerful brands of the past century. Though its presence spans globally, it is a particularly potent force in the United States. From strategic partnerships to strategic business moves, Rolex has carefully positioned itself at the centre of American culture, resulting in one of its top markets worldwide.
For the first time in its 108-year history, Chanel has published its financial results. They show it is one of the top-performing luxury brands with almost US$10 billion in annual sales. Focusing on their Fine Watch business, we scoured Instagram to see which of their timepieces are taking the lead online.
She may have girl-next-door looks, the zesty brunette has proven her ability to play any kind of role, including an Oscar-winning performance in The Blind Side in 2010. Like diamond, the 53-year-old actress has both strength and sparkle... which is just as well as in Ocean's 8, her latest film, she recruits Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna to help her steal a priceless piece of jewellery. Meet an irrepressible lady with a solid-gold sense of humour.
The dive watch is de rigueur for brands whose DNA is distinctly aquatic. The ultimate tool watch, solid and reliable by definition, make certain one of these twelve beauties is on your holiday checklist.
With the World Cup in full swing, and Hublot in the role of official timekeeper for the tournament, we look at the relationship between watch brands and sport.
A few years ago, "luxury watch" implied a raft of complications, extravagant gem-setting, limited editions and métiers d'art. Basically, a world reserved for collectors. But times have changed. The 2018 luxury watch is adapting to a younger customer base and uses multi-facetted marketing to become more accessible.
It's hard to imagine Cartier as anything other than a fabulously successful watchmaker and jeweller, but it hasn't all been plain sailing. In the early 1970s, the company was in dire straits, the Cartier family no longer involved with the business, and chances of bouncing back were slim. And yet the company stayed strong in the face of adversity. We met Alain-Dominique Perrin, who helped steer Cartier back to greatness.