Not much has been seen of the "king of complications" these past couple of years. Now it's back with a vengeance, courtesy of Andreas Strehler, Blancpain and Carl F. Bucherer.
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A Panerai looks great with a pair of stylish shades (preferably on the deck of a yacht). But the Astronomo has more in common with sunglasses than Italian chic: both use an optical phenomenon known as polarization.
Speculation and rumours fly freely in the months leading up to Baselworld, as collectors and journalists predict what the big brands will do to their favorite models.
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.
Usually very rare, dials set with aventurine, the sparkly blue mineral with flecks of gold running through it, were as ubiquitous as tourbillons at the 2018 SIHH. An opportunity to question ourselves on the nature of this precious material: natural or manufactured?