The secondary watch market has been one of the year's biggest stories. From takeovers to dedicated sales spaces, from market studies to consumer analyses and brand-hosted events, pre-owned is hot news. And for a simple reason: at 8% growth per year, second-hand is the luxury industry's best-performing segment.
For the first time in its history, Panerai, will serve as “Official Timekeeper” of the Prada Cup from January 15th to February 24th 2021 in Auckland (NZ), the selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup. The race will establish which team will compete against Emirates New Zealand in March 2021.
This year sees the 100th anniversary of the invention of the flying tourbillon by Glashütte master watchmaker Alfred Helwig. In his honour, Glashütte Original presents the Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 – Limited Edition with the tourbillon on the reverse of the movement.
Ulysse Nardin blows the whistle on marine pollution by upcycling fishing nets into a new strap that is compatible with several of the brand's collections.
Three new additions join Omega’s Trésor line, each crafted in the brand’s own 18k Moonshine™ gold with an integrated mesh bracelet.
This new Carrera, equipped with a Heuer 02 movement, boldly reinterprets the storied 1965 Heuer Carrera “Dato 45”. A limited edition with a blue or white dial, it builds on the Carrera Sport Chronographs that were introduced earlier in the year.
Morgan Stanley anticipates that Swiss watch exports for 2020 will be down by around 20% to CHF 16 billion, thereby returning to 2010 levels. Deloitte is convinced this pillar of the Swiss economy will adapt and bounce back after a year of "accelerated transformation".
An engraved sunray pattern and levitating diamonds illuminate the dial of the Arceau Soleil watch.