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?
In the space of a year, Farfetch has become the one to watch in luxury e-commerce, a position confirmed by the billion-dollar investment by Richemont and Alibaba in the company, which is still reporting losses, and by its share price performance. In the twelve months to February 18, Farfetch stock gained almost 450%.
Keeping with the Panerai character, the Luminor Due continues its process of evolutionary adaptation. Technical, functional and formal.
The Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade will be the climax to the Swiss Alp Watch saga that began in 2016. This conceptual piece pays tribute to the codes of connected watches, incorporating refined Vantablack® technology with traditional, fine mechanical watchmaking.
Patek Philippe presents two new versions of the Twenty~4 Automatic with olive green or rose-gilt sunburst dials and a new rose-gold quartz manchette model with a chocolate brown sunburst dial.
For its first collaboration with a Japanese contemporary artist, Hublot has pushed at the boundaries of creation by developing a new dynamic on the theme of Murakami’s artistic emblem, the smiling flower.