An influx of capital ends a year marked by a boom in sales at auction and on the pre-owned market as watches take on a new role as investment products.
From early 2022, Panatere will be ready to supply the watch industry with recycled titanium produced using waste recovered from companies in the Swiss Jura, through a system initially set up for recycling steel. The company is also working on an itinerant solar furnace.
What better way to convince ourselves that life is for living than a skull on the wrist? As watchmakers like to remind us, we have but a short time on earth and should enjoy it while we can!
Since October 1st and until end December, Watches and Wonders has taken up residence in Sanya, in the island province of Hainan. This “Chinese Hawaii” is the subject of a recent report by McKinsey. At stake: a $40 billion market.
The Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry Study 2021 confirms a positive outlook for the sector, though not entirely without risks and challenges such as supply chain disruptions, greenwashing, falling export volumes, a diminishing appeal of Swiss-Made and reliance on China. There is still a lot to think about in a post-pandemic environment.
In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.