The Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry Study 2021 confirms a positive outlook for the sector, though not entirely without risks and challenges such as supply chain disruptions, greenwashing, falling export volumes, a diminishing appeal of Swiss-Made and reliance on China. There is still a lot to think about in a post-pandemic environment.
In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
Sapphire cases are becoming an increasingly common sight. Richard Mille, a trailblazer in 2012, has made sapphire-cased watches a speciality, with others following suit. A closer look at one of watchmaking's newest phenomena.
As birdsong fills the Swiss countryside, a blue tit has made its home in two new versions of the Charming Bird watch. Its singing master goes by the name of Jaquet Droz.
What do Nick Hayek, sunglasses, the Rio Olympic Games, METAS and Universo have in common? Swatch Group's traditional economic press conference, of course!
Vacheron Constantin once again demonstrates that watchmaking has yet to reach its limits with the Maître Cabinotier retrograde armillary tourbillon watch. This unique piece achieves new summits of horological excellence within a surprisingly contemporary design.
Often robust, sometimes vintage, always sporty, the chronograph remains one of the most sought-after complications. Tailored for the measuring of elapsed times, it was one of the big attractions at this year's Baselworld. These are the twelve that caught our eye.
Omega's launch of Master Chronometer certification in 2015 was followed by Rolex's announcement that it would be extending its Superlative Chronometer label to its entire production. This "race for precision" coincides with the widespread use of silicon in movements, a tempting development that purists warn against nonetheless.