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.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and the University of Art and Design in Lausanne (ECAL) have joined forces in a project to produce short films on the theme of counterfeiting. This partnership is part of a wider awareness campaign in which the general public and Swiss film-makers also play a part.
Speaking at the Reuters Global Luxury Summit, held early June in Paris, Rolf Schnyder, CEO of Ulysse Nardin, announced that the brand had increased its prices in the euro zone to offset depreciation in the single currency. He expects sales to increase by 20% to 25% this year.
Ideas, trends and fashions may be born the world over in cities like London, Tokyo and New York, but it’s in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive that a product gets its test for success.
Nicolas G. Hayek passed away in his office at the age of 82. Rightly credited as the man who saved Swiss watchmaking, he worked relentlessly to develop a group which, with its 24,000 employees, 160 factories and gross sales of CHF 5.4 billion in 2009, stands head and shoulders above the global watch industry.
Nicolas Hayek was known for his straight talking, for his no-holds-barred stances, and for his talent as a showman.