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?
With figures for July 2015 reporting a 9.3% slide in Swiss watch exports, a trip down memory lane should bring some welcome cheer. Forty years ago, the sector was preparing for its resurrection.
Urwerk watches have the reputation of being rare, technically advanced, elaborate to the point of complexity, and classy. However, one thing lacks among the various attributes of the brand — its watches are not seen as feminine. Until now. Because the new Urwerk watch, the UR-106, is the first from the independent brand that is especially made for women. Elegant slender and graceful, it shows the sensitive side of Urwerk’s nature. For you, ladies, Urwerk unveils the UR-106 “Lotus”.
Holidays are for taking time to relax but also time to discover new things of interest and beauty… as did visitors to the magnificent summer apartments of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, where they could admire Lapis-lazuli: the Magic of Blue at the Museo degli Argenti, one of the events marking the 150th anniversary of Florence, Capital of Italy (until October 11th).
With Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke, Romain Gauthier has created the ultimate synthesis of art, craftsmanship and Haute Horlogerie to produce a stunning objet d’art that pays tribute to that most vibrant of cities, Rio de Janeiro.
With its perfect balance of technical expertise and classical elegance, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection brings together all the qualities of a fine timepiece, the cornerstone of the Manufacture. The combination of finesse and superlative watchmaking is clearly seen in this new model that, for the first time, features both large date and moon phases functions.