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?
Ahead of its Annual General Meeting, the Group Compagnie Financière Richemont SA announces that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2018 increased by 25% at constant exchange rates and by 22% at actual exchange rates.
Steered by chairman and main shareholder Johann Rupert, Richemont is radically and rapidly transforming, with changes on the board of directors, inventory buyback, omnichannel distribution, and a new approach to luxury. A round-up of recent developments as the group announces five-month results at its annual general meeting.
Zenith stopped off in Tianjin at end August to introduce its latest ambassador, the Chinese singer Eason Chan, star of the brand's "Into the Second" video campaign. The evening also marked the launch in China of the Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Full Diamonds.
Not everyone was "out of the office" this summer. While we were soaking up the sun, brands were releasing a rich crop of new watches to take us gently into autumn. The FHH Journal team has made its selection.
MB&F and L'Epée 1839 present Grant, a more bellicose "little brother" for Melchior, Balthazar and Sherman. A cross between a Transformer and a tank (after which it's named), Grant is designed to stand upright, crouch or lay flat. Armed for duty, Grant clutches a grenade launcher in its right hand that is also a key to wind the eight days of power reserve.
Official partner of the Venice International Film Festival for 14 years, Jaeger-LeCoultre welcomed 80 guests for a gala dinner at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta. Among them were ambassadors Benedict Cumberbatch and Lee Byung-Hun. The evening highlighted the Letters Live initiative to promote the power of literacy.