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?
After Milan, New York, Madrid, London and Munich, Audemars Piguet opens its first AP House in Asia, in Hong Kong. A home from home for the brand's customers.
Composed of around 50 independent professionals and serving under the aegis of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council, the Jury annually honors exceptional personalities, professionals who have made their mark on watchmaking through their creativity, their enterprising spirit and their mastery of this hugely diverse artistic and technical world. At the award ceremony of this 6th edition, held during an evening event organized on April 18th in Geneva’s Cité du Temps, the “Hommage au Talent” prize singled out the Maison Greubel Forsey renowned for its virtuoso skills in the field of technical horology; while the “Hommage à la Passion” distinction was awarded to Franco Cologni, who decided to dedicate it posthumously to Nicolas G. Hayek.
The brand's signature watch and spearhead of its collections at this year's SIHH, the Freak reappears in four new versions, in a redesigned titanium case with blue or black colourways.
First unveiled some two decades ago and redesigned in 2016, Vacheron Constantin's Overseas collection returns centre-stage with a three-hand version and a chronograph, both with a black dial.
Rolex leaves no doubt as to its ability to remaster its classics. The Datejust 36 is further proof, presented this year with a subtly redesigned case and a new movement.
Square, delightful, in beautiful colors, Nomos Glashütte is celebrating the start of spring with four new Tetra versions.