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.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
China is one of the major growth engines for the luxury industry in general, and for Swiss watches in particular. The country is also the third-biggest exporter of watches in value terms. Should the Alpine nation be concerned?
After the international launch in Hong Kong on June 27 and a first stop in Dubai on July 11, the road show now arrives in Shanghai on October 12 before the next event in New York on October 27, 2018.
The Parisian jewellery house presents the Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux. On demand, an exclusive module illuminates enamel beads using electricity produced by the watch's mechanical movement.
This stainless steel version of the Chronograph Panorama Date is driven by Calibre 37, which Glashütte released four years ago. It also comes with a choice of three straps.
Hautlence debuts an original jumping hour movement in this HL Newton watch, which remains in mechanical standby mode until asked to display the time. On request, a mobile central flange positions a window over the correct hour numeral, while the minute track aligns with the minute hand.
The transparency of a sapphire crystal dome, a fluid symbolising the flow of time, the mechanical architecture revealed - the new H²0 by HYT marks its territory in space-time.