The manufacture presents a new perpetual calendar that displays the day, the date, and the month on a single line in an elongated aperture beneath 12 o'clock. To combine this unique feature with crisp legibility and high reliability, the designers developed a new self-winding movement.
The “cloche” (bell) shape appeared in Cartier pieces in 1920. “Cloche de Cartier”, because, when placed horizontally, its outline is reminiscent of a service bell rung at a counter. Like many Cartier signature pieces, it has been named after its shape, made notable for the purity of its line and clear inspiration.
Andreas Wyss, managing director of the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), isn't necessarily opposed to the increasing number of certifications in the watch segment. His concern is more retailers' ability to pass on proper information to the end customer, which isn't always the case.
Swiss watch exports remained at a high level during the first half of 2015, in a difficult economic context. Their total value was 10.6 billion francs. The result is comparable to that achieved in 2014 and corresponds to a variation of +0.4%. This stability is in line with forecasts established for 2015. There are signs however of a slowdown, with the first quarter advancing by 3.2% and the second registering a decline of 2.2%.
Janek Deleskiewicz, Artistic and Design Director at Jaeger-LeCoultre, discusses the special dynamic that drives the creation of women's watches, and explains how to win over this demanding clientele who relate differently to their watch than do men.
For the first time ever, the mechanical heart of the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases is revealed in a titanium DLC case with a blue polycrystalline transparent dial.
F.P.Journe participates for the first time to Only Watch in order to support the scientific research to fight against the Duchenne myopathy. A unique watch is created especially for the occasion, the « Tourbillon Souverain Bleu ».
In the first half of 2015, the Swatch Group generated net sales of CHF 4 248 million at constant exchange rates, and thereby grew by 3.6%.