In November 2019 Kering partnered with The Explorers. Ulysse Nardin reinforces this collaboration and becomes the official timekeeper of this ever-lasting around-the-globe scientific and exploratory expedition. Ben Thouard, one of Ulysse Nardin’s “friends of the brand”, is a key partner of the expedition.
In its latest annual report, Richemont singles out Panerai for its strong performance during the financial year to end March. Since then, Covid-19 has stopped luxury brands in their tracks. We look at the state of play with Panerai Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Pontroué.
Between 2000 and 2004, at the behest of a private collector, the Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates made a number of wristwatches in titanium whose reference numbers were never revealed outside a small inner circle. This extraordinary collection will now appear in public for the first time when it comes under the hammer at Sotheby's.
Blancpain, Breguet, Jaquet Droz: each of the three brands under Marc A. Hayek's leadership enjoys a strong positioning and is securing some solid footholds, particularly in movements.
Girard-Perregaux’s expertise in manufacturing watches, adds a new addition to the Hawk collection. The note worthy new ambassador boasts a powerful, technical chronograph with a pink gold case, and is reinforced with ceramic and rubber components.
Designed particularly for those who travel, the Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H is a new watch from Officine Panerai with the GMT 24H function. As well as local time, this enables the time in a second time zone to be read simultaneously by means of an independent central hand which makes one revolution of the dial in 24 hours. GMT is short for Greenwich Mean Time, the time at the Greenwich Royal Observatory, which is the universal reference point for calculating time zones.
Following on from the Constant escapement, Girard-Perregaux again demonstrates its mastery of complex constructions with a tri-axial tourbillon. The Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges completes the different interpretations of this complication from a Manufacture in the midst of renewal.