MicroLean Lab, a public-private consortium that includes Richemont, is developing the microfactory of the future; a concept that has the potential to transform our economic and social organisation right down to how we consume. Welcome to the world of artisanal industry, where the customer truly is king.
Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches
Established in Biel/Bienne two years ago, Norqain is beginning to make a name for itself. A long-term strategic partnership with Kenissi, a movement-maker whose clients include Tudor and Chanel, is focusing attention on this young brand that already boasts an impressive roll call of retailers.
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.
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.