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?
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship are moving to the historic Pont de la Machine building in Geneva. The two foundations will leave Meyrin and Bellevue respectively for their new home in the heart of the city.
After unveiling a special edition Monaco Bamford in carbon at Baselworld, TAG Heuer follows through with a first extension to its new Carbon collection, in the form of three versions of its Aquaracer in ultra-light, ultra-resistant carbon.
The recent resignation of Jean-Claude Biver from the helm of LVMH's Watch division has prompted the appointment of Frédéric Arnault as strategy and digital director at TAG Heuer. He is the fourth of Bernard Arnault's children to take up a senior position within the group.
Chopard's Happy Fish collection welcomes a new addition whose dial, in shimmering blue mother-of-pearl, reveals a fish that glows in the dark. The free-floating diamonds glisten like sunlight on the waves.
The Amadeo system, invented by Bovet, converts a wristwatch into a table clock or a pocket watch. The Miss Audrey and Monsieur Bovet styles, each of which can be personalised with miniature painting on the dial or a case engraving, are fine examples.
An entrepreneur and seasoned navigator, the son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover has joined Richard Mille. As a competitor in next year's Transat Jacques Vabre, he'll get the chance to put the RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph through its paces aboard the Malizia II monohull.