TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.
CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.
The “Best Swiss Brands 2013” study ranks the 50 most valuable Swiss brands. 16 Swiss watchmakers feature in the top 50, with Rolex and Omega even making it into the top 10! Why, how? Interview with Michel Gabriel, Managing Director of American brand consultancy firm Interbrand who compile the “Best Swiss Brands” study every year.
In honour of thirty years of watchmaking, François-Paul Journe has reproduced as a wristwatch the first ever timepiece, a pocket watch, he invented and made. With its hunter case in guilloché silver and gold, the result is surprisingly up-to-date.
Estimates put growth in exports at between 5% and 10%, which would make for the fourth record year in a row.
All work and no play will make anyone a dull boy, so why not offer the art of time measurement a festive evening, and elect the year's oustanding watches at the same time? Such is the thinking behind the Tiempo de Relojes awards ceremony, part of the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) in Mexico City. Swatch's Sistem51, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux were the evening's big winners.
France's President François Hollande has commented on the fact that the Pantheon in Paris, where the country remembers and honours those who have contributed to its greatness, has only two women occupants. One is Marie Curie; the other is Sophie Berthelot, and only by virtue of her husband, the chemist Marcellin Berthelot. In an age where we increasingly recognise and affirm the role of women, that the Pantheon should stand out as a male bastion must encourage President Hollande, during his five-year term, to "Pantheonise" only women. There will be no shortage of candidates!
Credit Suisse has just published a major study on Swiss watch industry. HH Magazine reveals its key themes: the importance and upsurge of the sector, industrial concentration and distribution, the weight of China and emerging countries. Part II.