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?
Vacheron Constantin's Traditionnelle line is reserved for contemporary interpretations of Geneva's grand watchmaking tradition. Two new models join the collection, one a complete calendar and the other a tourbillon, in pink gold or in platinum, in the Excellence Platine collection.
Richemont's results for the year to end March 2018 may lack sparkle, they are also indicative that the group is positioning itself strongly for the next thirty years; the kind of farsightedness that has so far been crowned with success.
This new version takes its cue from the original design, launched in 1994, with features that include rectangular, luminous hands and a quarter-seconds scale to measure short intervals.
Montblanc's 1858 collection takes root in the watches being made in the early 20th century by Minerva, Montblanc's manufacturing arm since 2006. New releases include the pure vintage goodness of this Automatic Chronograph.
The ultimate luxury: Hublot presents the Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery, paved with 13.4 carats of diamonds, complete with a bulletproof crocodile jacket. Yours for $1 million.