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?
F.P. Journe celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Geneva boutique with an eminently collectible ten-piece edition of the Centigraphe Souverain.
A watch important enough to have a nickname, no matter how silly it sounds, means it is adored by collectors. The Phillips “Geneva Watch Auction: Five” has at least five such Grail pieces among the 237 lots to be auctioned in Geneva this coming weekend, May 13 and 14.
Eterna's newly minted CEO Davide Traxler has shattered a taboo by striking a deal that makes Amazon an official retailer. At Baselworld, the brand introduced the KonTiki Bronze Manufacture, positioned at a (genuinely) unbeatable price. Interview.
The Laureato continues to reinvent the 1970s with a new iteration that focuses on the mechanical movement, a vision of architectural precision and transparency. Introducing the Laureato Skeleton.
Kristian Haagen is a man who needs little introduction. Since his first piece was published in a national newspaper way back in 1998 he has carved himself a name with Fine Watchmaking as a true expert. A journalist and writer, a speaker, an auction consultant and one of our favourite influencers, we couldn’t think of anyone better to discuss the vintage trend currently sweeping the world of watches.
From the front, an exquisite, hand-guilloché dial with honeycomb pattern. From the back, an officer-type cover, also with guillochage, that opens to reveal the L.U.C 96.01-L ultra-thin movement. The L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer matches distinction with discretion.