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?
Patek Philippe introduces two new dials with applied Arabic numerals in gold to the Twenty~4 collection.
Zenith has paired violet, a high-energy colour, with the highest-frequency chronograph in regular production: the Defy 21.
Audemars Piguet brings the Code 11.59 collection a step further with the release of five Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie timepieces, each endowed with a unique enamel dial by Anita Porchet and her atelier.
The Swiss watchmaker launches the Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary.
A new white knight is joining the fight against fakes. Origyn has developed a form of digital identification, thanks to which anyone can authenticate a luxury watch using nothing more than a photo and an app.
In July, IWC released “Born of a Dream: A Boy from San Mateo,” an short film depicting IWC brand ambassador, the champion quarterback Tom Brady. Now, in another chapter, the Maison focuses on the moving story of its founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones.