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?
Golf has plenty to appeal to watchmakers, from its affluent audience to the performance and precision inherent to the game, and the technical challenges this sport represents. The hard part is finding a spot on the greens, which are dominated by a quintet of brands.
True to form, H. Moser & Cie.'s Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept takes a minimalistic view of the moon-phase complication - in fact, one of the most precise "perpetual" moon phases on the market, deviating by just one day after 1,027 years. The steel version has a Vantablack® dial, the gold version a midnight blue fumé dial.
The Australian actor, a TAG Heuer ambassador since 2015, stopped off at the brand's Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds where he got to grips with the world of the infinitely small.
The Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara is the first timepiece by Jaquet Droz to showcase plique-à-jour enamel. This complex technique, similar to stained glass, assembles different shapes in gold wire cells, with nothing supporting them underneath.
Breitling chose Zurich for one of the next-generation points of sale that it will be rolling out worldwide. The ribbon was cut by brand ambassador and model, Ronja Furrer.
To celebrate the first decade of the American watch publication Hodinkee, Omega has made a 500-piece limited edition of its Omega Speedmaster that takes design cues from a 1990s day-date model.