In the wake of the 70th anniversary of the Luminor, Panerai celebrates its iconic collection with a precious interpretation: the Platinumtech™ Luminor Marina (PAM01116) guaranteed for 70 years.
The fastest chronograph in production gets a new, bold colourway in shades of green: Meet the Defy 21 Urban Jungle.
Illustrating a tighter situation on some markets, watch exports saw their value fall by 4.4% compared to November 2013. They attained a level of 2.1 billion francs. Part of the decline can be attributed to the number of working days, though this cannot conceal the less favourable environment in which the sector finds itself.
For years, the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen was seen as the silent star of the company’s product portfolio. Subject to continuous development, the line has increasingly been the focus of attention from watch devotees, its appeal based on minimalist design and discreet elegance. Now, in the shape of the Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic, the family has a new addition that celebrates the art of understatement with its own distinctive charm and style.
Louis Vuitton presented a jewelry watches collection inspired by the 2015 Cruise show. This collection embodies the daring mix of know-how and creation. It celebrates the multitude of colours and one pattern stood out on several looks, the « Ramage ».
For 2015, with the Excalibur Spider collection, the Manufacture takes the skeleton theme beyond the movement alone, now extending it to encompass a skeletonized case, flange and hands.
Even as Swiss watchmaking stands poised for another record year in 2014, with exports reaching CHF 22 billion, the mood is no longer quite so buoyant. Growth for the year is expected to be in the region of 3% versus 2% in 2013.
The new Panerai flyback chronograph with automatic caliber P.9100 is executed in black matt ceramic based on zirconium oxide.