Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.
Repeater watches built on decades of invention so that hours, quarters and minutes could ring out in the dark, and would do so for more than 160 years. Until the day an Austrian chemist found a way to manufacture red phosphorous.
The end of crisis and the upturn in sales, digital strategy and millennials, refocusing of its collections, changes to distribution... The CEO of Richemont's flagship brand shared his thoughts in an interview given in the Auditorium at SIHH. Read some of the highlights below.
The Duke of Orleans, cousin of Louis XVI of France, can take credit for introducing English watchmaker John Arnold to Switzerland's Abraham-Louis Breguet. The two would become firm friends, each in his own way associated with the invention of the tourbillon regulator.
As The X-Files enters its eleventh series, we catch up with David Duchovny – aka FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder – between cases. He looks back at his childhood, when every penny had to be spent wisely, and remembers his very first glow-in-the-dark watch. The truth is out there!