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?
Louis Vuitton watchmaker pays homage to Louis Vuitton trunkmaker with this quartz model in four sizes. Both dial and strap borrow from the labels that adorned the luggage of last century's stylish traveller.
With movement parts that float like islands on the dial, the Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel by Ulysse Nardin shows how complexity and simplicity can coexist.
In a recent study, the Boston Consulting Group and the Centre du luxe et de la création set out the directions luxury must take if it is to go on meeting customers' expectations. They include ethical and environmental responsibility, personalisation, unique purchasing experiences and prices that reflect the perceived value of the product.
Buoyed by the success of the first Grande Seconde Moon collection, Jaquet Droz has released four new versions of the astronomical moonphase watch that combine gold, steel, grand feu enamel and aventurine.
The Bauhaus movement came into being in 1919, in Germany. To mark this upcoming centenary, Germany's Nomos Glashütte is presenting a limited edition of its Tangente, a design classic, often referred to as the "Bauhaus watch".