How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bulgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series.
An ambitious initiative that delivered on its promises. After ten intense days that put watchmaking worldwide in the spotlight, Watches and Wonders 2021 brings down the curtain on a truly successful edition. New releases, major announcements, exceptional creations, panels, discussions and a hugely popular Morning Show kept interest at a high throughout what was the most important watch Salon ever held online and offline. The enthusiasm surrounding the leading names gathered in Geneva then in Shanghai can be measured by how widely the event was relayed around the globe, generating hundreds of millions of views on social media, to single out Watches and Wonders as a key gathering in a particularly delicate sanitary context.
Deloitte has called its 2016 study of the Swiss watch industry "Navigating through stormy waters", and this latest insight reveals a situation that is far from plain sailing. Over 80% of the executives surveyed are pessimistic about the outlook for the coming twelve months; that's twice as many as last year.
Vacheron Constantin invites the owners of an Overseas watch to change their mind, and their mood, at the drop of a strap, courtesy of the three interchangeable bands that accompany this iconic timepiece for global travellers. Proof that there can be no limits to refinement.
Vibrant colours, new interchangeable straps and ornamental stone dials… Cape Cod rings the changes for its quarter-century in characteristically standout style.
The unit cost of a balance spring is considerably more than the per-ounce price of gold. This, alongside difficulties in securing supplies of special calibrated balance springs, has prompted certain watch brands to "go it alone" and manufacture their own.
Luxury and influence have long been intertwined. Within social media, few individuals succeed in reshaping self-identity and behaviour of online consumers. With ‘Tastemakers’, we aim to uncover these new authorities, whether they are creators or ‘coolhunters’. Today, we welcome Herdiana Surachman, creator of Deluxshionist.
The downturn in watch industry exports flattened out in the third quarter, but remained significant in September, at -5.7%. The total value then stood at 1.7 billion francs with the benefit of a more favourable comparison base.