This anniversary whitegold piece with moon phase is painting the colors of the sunrise with mother-of-pearl and precious gemstones across the dial and bracelet. This edition is limited to just 20 pieces.
In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rat Blancpain is unveiling its first watch with a porcelain dial entirely hand-crafted in its Métiers d'Art workshops. Issued in an eight-piece limited edition of one-of-a-kind timepieces, the special series marks the introduction of this traditional Chinese skill within the Manufacture in Le Brassus.
For the first time in the Villeret Collection, Blancpain’s most classical timepieces, Blancpain is offering the complication of a grand date. Both elegant and practical, Blancpain’s grand date employs two side-by-side windows for a display affording optimal readability.
The year 2015 got off to a good start for watch exports, after two less favourable months. At 1.6 billion francs, their value was up 3.7% compared to January 2014. This increase was recorded on an already high base and with one less working day.
Each month, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) compiles and publishes a review of Swiss watch exports. In addition to the summary made available to the general public, the Federation's members are able to refine these figures based on a range of criteria. These statistics are put together by the Federation from data supplied by the Swiss federal customs authority. Hence there can be no doubting the reliability or origin of these figures.
TAG Heuer launches two new TAG Heuer Carrera timepieces, each sporting a vintage look and the iconic Heuer logo. The new pieces capture the heritage of Heuer, and give it a unique and very modern twist. Their 39 mm cases are an ideal choice for stylish men and women.
Launched in 2000, the J12 was the first watch to dare transforming high-tech ceramic into a precious material. Firstly in radiant black and in 2003, in immaculate white, the number 12 becomes part of the House's symbolic numbers.
Latest statistics for the branch, together with annual results for Swatch Group and Richemont's nine-month figures, leave no doubt. The Swiss watch industry is cooling off. Records are still being set, but the mood is more subdued.