The story of the Nantucket watch continues with the chaîne d’ancre, evoking its early days.
The year 2021 marks the 220th anniversary of one of the greatest watchmaking complications: the tourbillon. An exquisite complex mechanism, the invention lies at the heart of a genuine human adventure that, to this day, contributes to the reputation of its creator Abraham-Louis Breguet and his House.
On the wrist or as a pendant, Harry Winston reminds us that time is a precious commodity. With its cascade of brilliant-cut and marquise diamonds, the Divine Time high jewellery watch captures the Art Deco mood in spectacular fashion.
As LVMH prepares to launch 24 Sèvres, an online department store selling 150 luxury brands and a potential rival to Yoox Net-A-Porter or Farfetch, watch brands have yet to properly embrace the digital domain.
It could be mistaken for a smartwatch on standby, but connoisseurs will know that the new Swiss Alp Watch Zzzz, its dial stripped of all signatures, is a 100% mechanical watch.
Despite three fewer working days, April saw watch industry exports reach a figure of 1.5 billion francs. At -5.7%, the contraction was less severe than expected. The trend therefore remains close to the figure posted at the end of March. For the first four months of the year, the variation is -3.6%.
The main luxury groups have reported a significant rise in revenue for the year's first quarter. Signs of a similar upturn in the watch segment suggest the industry could be back in the black for 2017.
Masters in the art of paillonné enamel, the craftsmen at Jaquet Droz have deployed a wealth of expertise to give life to six new watches whose dials are ablaze with gold spangles on Grand Feu enamel.