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?
The Vagabondage trilogy reaches its conclusion with the Vagabondage III. The flat Tortue case returns, enclosing a world-first display of digital jumping hours and seconds; an exploit made real for the 137 pieces in this limited edition.
Watch exports showed further signs of recovery in December, although the latest figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry leave no doubt: things are looking up, but the tendency is still negative.
The unmistakable sound of this most flamboyant fowl has rung out on Saturday January 28th to mark the beginning of Chinese New Year. Until February 15th 2018, the Fire Rooster will colour our mood - and the dials of our watches - with its bright plumage and proud stance. Plenty for watchmakers to crow about!
Louis Vuitton gets ready for summer with an Africa-inspired theme. First stop, the Tambour Slim Monogram Savane.
In hibernation since the 1980s, three complete collections have resurfaced at IWC, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux, and all clearly have women in their sights. Some have been given a full revamp, others are almost exactly as we remember them. At last, these sleeping beauties shall go to the ball!
The entry-level segment has become a recurring theme among Fine Watch brands, and while efforts are clearly being made in this department, one unknown factor remains: the customer, preferably young and less inclined towards luxury.