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?
Jaquet Droz celebrates its 280th anniversary with the Grande Seconde Tribute – a special version of the now iconic Grande Seconde that saw daylight in 2002. This limited edition of 88 pieces comes with a Grand Feu enamel dial and, for the first time, a yellow gold case.
Following in the footsteps of Antide Janvier, François-Paul Journe has mastered the phenomenon of resonance, but in a wristwatch. This has been a slow process that began 35 years ago and gave us the first Chronomètre à Résonance F.P. Journe in 2000.
By using fluid inside a capillary connected to a watch movement, HYT has created an original, some would say philosophical means of displaying the time. The H₀ X Eau Rouge is further proof.
Increasingly, companies are reporting on their environmental and social performance. IWC is among the forerunners, having committed to a biennial sustainability reporting process.
Three world-class athletes and three versions of the new RM 67-02. Powered by the brand's seventh in-house calibre, this is Richard Mille's lightest automatic watch at just 32 grams, strap included.
For the third year running, the American model Olivia Palermo is the face of Piaget's Possession line of watches and jewellery.