With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
From the late 19th century onwards Louis Vuitton has offered its clientele, including elegant travellers and explorers alike, practical and long-lasting trunks, reputed for their ingenuity and modernist elegance. The contemporary look of these trunks has historically been enhanced by the use of technical materials such as zinc, copper and aluminium, making them very light. These tropical trunks had the advantage of being water resistant and protecting linen or fragile scientific instruments.
Forty-four unique watches crossed Aurel Bacs' podium at the sixth edition of Only Watch, a record in the history of this charity auction.
After Starfleet Machine and Melchior the robot, introducing Arachnophobia, the spider-clock that spins a new stage in the partnership launched in 2009 between Max Büsser & Friends and clockmaker L'Epée.