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.
As part of its strategy to double its sales in China, Swatch Group has come up with a novel concept: a hotel that combines luxury, prestige, commerce and art. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel that was inaugurated in Shanghai at the beginning of November is the group’s flagship showroom in China with four luxury boutiques for the brands Swatch, Omega, Breguet and Blancpain.
Women want it all: mechanisms and diamonds, innovative on the inside, sophisticated on the outside. Recent years have seen a number of brands build up their women's collections, and bring watchmaking into a new era where complications are no longer for men only.
Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, explains why China remains Asia's strongest market for watches and sets out his strategy for the next ten years: exclusivity, a stronger Jewellery business, and control of distribution. There can be no getting away from China, which is now the number-three destination for Swiss watch exports. But what about Asia overall? Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, gives his view.
The process aimed at strengthening the Swiss made label for watches has entered a new phase with the decision by the Legal Affairs Commission of the National Council to approve the Swissness project.
Jean-Marc Pontroué, the new boss at Roger Dubuis, talks about the brand's four "worlds" - the gambler, the warrior, the adventurer and the diva - and the corresponding collections that it will present at the next Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.
December 1st to 3rd, Ho Chi Minh City is hosting Vietnam's first ever luxury fair. Is this progress, a challenge or just a quirk? It is, in any event, an affirmation: that with each passing day, Asia is less a menace and more an opportunity.