After the launch, last November, of the Diver X and the Lady Diver, Ulysse Nardin begins the final chapter of the Diver story with three new 44mm chronographs.
The Arraw Star Twist by RJ captures the beauty of the universe. A 39mm case, crowned with a sapphire-studded rotating bezel, surrounds a dial that draws us into the fascinating depths of a blue Magellanic Cloud.
Right from its founding in 1833, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has asserted itself through technical advances that soon earned its timepieces benchmark status in terms of sturdiness and precision. Within this context, is thus hardly surprising that at a time in the mid-20th century when the scientific community composed of researchers from many different countries was preparing to undertake a program of major scientific explorations as part of the International Geophysical Year, the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux decided to associate with this unique initiative by creating an exceptional precision instrument: the Geophysic® watch.
In the month of March, Swiss watch exports reached the same level as one year previously. After distinctly positive monthly variations, the trend this time was -0.3%. Their value stood at 1.6 billion francs. The first quarter, which saw a 4.5% higher result than in 2013, therefore marked a very good start to the year for exporting companies.
According to American author Maya Angelou, people will forget what you said and forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. This seems to me to be a useful observation when considering something a good many luxury brands, too busy conforming to ever more complex marketing analyses, tend to omit: how the other feels.
Sotheby's and Antiquorum held sessions in Hong Kong for one, New York for the other, with mixed fortunes. While the former realised a more than satisfactory total, the latter can rank this among its least memorable sales… some might even say flops, given the numerous lots that went unsold.