When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.
Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches
Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.
End of September in New York City, Luxury Daily hosted an all-day event focusing on the role of women in the luxury business. Titled "Women in Luxury", the conference, attended by more than 100 businesswomen and men, witnessed some impressive speakers in a host of luxury fields including automobiles, finance and timepieces.
“Navigating my way to new horizons. Contrary to popular belief, the sky is NOT the limit; it is merely the beginning of something bigger.” This quote was posted by Georges Kern on July 18 to announce his arrival as CEO of Breitling. Bigger?