Vacheron Constantin enriches its Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac with the sign of the rat. Symbolizing a strong vitality and intelligence, it will take over from the pig at the Chinese New Year on January 20th 2020.
The 14th trade fair for the watch, jewellery, microtechnology and medtech industries (EPHJ-EPMT-SMT) took place in Geneva earlier this month. None of the 867 exhibitors, the same number as last year, were put off attending by the strong Swiss franc. Some of the participants share their view.
For the third year running, Hublot is proud to have been chosen as the Official Timekeeper for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2015. Nothing could be more natural than Hublot's involvement in this unmissable event held on Lake Geneva. The world's largest regatta on a closed basin, it links the two ends of Lake Geneva from Geneva to Le Bouveret.
The sporty timepiece commemorates the brand’s support of Emirates Team New Zealand.
For 2015, TAG Heuer is partnering with the phenomenon that is the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo: authentic Avant-Garde design. After 16 years of absence, Nissan is back with a revolutionary new car, a true technological challenge. An incredible car with a unique design, it is a behemoth with more than 1,000 horsepower, hybrid front wheel drive and a V6 3-litre twin turbo engine. It is the only vehicle in 2015 to be powered in this way – all the others are propulsion – not seen since 1997.
The market for connected watches in 2015 should be worth around $8.9 billion with 30 million smartwatches sold. Ninety brands are currently battling it out in a segment so far dominated by Samsung, pending Apple's results. Swiss fine watchmakers are unperturbed.