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 new communication campaign defines Vacheron Constantin as a brand for connoisseurs, profoundly attached to human values. This spirit is represented by musicians Benjamin Clementine and James Bay, designer Ora Ito and photographer Cory Richards.
The year has got off to a resounding start for publicly-traded luxury companies, with double-digit growth and a strong outlook for the full twelve months. For watch companies, it's a similarly rosy picture.
The new Laureato 38mm and 34mm have arrived in a blaze of be-happy colour. Driven by quartz or mechanical automatic movements, they come in five shades, with the added allure of diamonds on the signature octagonal bezel.
The partnership signed between Porsche Motorsport and Chopard in 2014 hit a new high when Timo Bernhard set an all-time lap record on the legendary Nürburgring circuit at the wheel of his Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. The German driver wore a Chopard Superfast Power Control Porsche 919 HF Edition.
At Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in January, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Polaris collection, channelling a 1960s watch. This new range is now joined by the Polaris Geographic WT with a worldtime function.