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?
Watch industry exports saw their first monthly rise in March after 20 consecutive months of declining numbers. Their value stood at 1.6 billion Swiss francs, 7.5% higher than in March 2016. This welcome result must, however, be placed in perspective because it benefited from two extra working days and a particularly favourable base effect.
The Legacy Machine 1 takes its final bow inside a stainless steel case with a dark chocolate-brown dial. Just 18 of this LM1 Final Edition will be made.
The Geneva brand is showing no signs of slowing in 2017, with the opening of a boutique inside Harrods, London's temple of luxury, a partnership with Pirelli and another with Italdesign. Roger Dubuis is playing the "disruptive" card to full effect, with customer experience now part of the deal.
Hermès' "L’heure impatiente" complication confronts us with another, more philosophical complexity: the distinction between time as we experience it and time measured by clocks.
Inspired by a 1964 model, this vintage-looking dive watch revisits Ulysse Nardin's illustrious past. Immerse yourself in tradition with the Diver Le Locle.