A hip artsy crowd gathered at Condesa, Mexico City’s trendy neighbourhood and home of established and up and coming artists to join an event hosted by TAG Heuer, the Swiss avant garde watchmaker. The American street artist Alec Monopoly transformed an art space into his workshop. The guests got a closer look into his creative process. Alec was putting finishing touches to a canvas in tribute to the Mexican solidarity and strength after the devastating earthquake of September 2017.
The Mysterious Double Tourbillon movement created at the La Chaux-de-Fonds Manufacture in 2013 represents a milestone in Cartier watchmaking history: the tourbillon appears to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement.
Estimates put growth in exports at between 5% and 10%, which would make for the fourth record year in a row.
All work and no play will make anyone a dull boy, so why not offer the art of time measurement a festive evening, and elect the year's oustanding watches at the same time? Such is the thinking behind the Tiempo de Relojes awards ceremony, part of the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) in Mexico City. Swatch's Sistem51, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux were the evening's big winners.
France's President François Hollande has commented on the fact that the Pantheon in Paris, where the country remembers and honours those who have contributed to its greatness, has only two women occupants. One is Marie Curie; the other is Sophie Berthelot, and only by virtue of her husband, the chemist Marcellin Berthelot. In an age where we increasingly recognise and affirm the role of women, that the Pantheon should stand out as a male bastion must encourage President Hollande, during his five-year term, to "Pantheonise" only women. There will be no shortage of candidates!
Credit Suisse has just published a major study on Swiss watch industry. HH Magazine reveals its key themes: the importance and upsurge of the sector, industrial concentration and distribution, the weight of China and emerging countries. Part II.
Credit Suisse has just published a major study on Swiss watch industry. HH Magazine reveals its key themes: the importance and upsurge of the sector, industrial concentration and distribution, the weight of China and emerging countries. Part I.