In November 2019 Kering partnered with The Explorers. Ulysse Nardin reinforces this collaboration and becomes the official timekeeper of this ever-lasting around-the-globe scientific and exploratory expedition. Ben Thouard, one of Ulysse Nardin’s “friends of the brand”, is a key partner of the expedition.
In its latest annual report, Richemont singles out Panerai for its strong performance during the financial year to end March. Since then, Covid-19 has stopped luxury brands in their tracks. We look at the state of play with Panerai Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Pontroué.
Compagnie Financière Richemont, the world's second-largest luxury group, is 25 years old this year. The perfect opportunity to look back at its meteoric growth in an interview with Joint Chief Executive Officer Richard Lepeu.
Geneva Made Time Industrial and its sister company Alliance Genève both saw daylight in 2011 in Geneva. The former specialises in industrial production and the latter in the conception of movements, an activity that has already given rise to original calibres including a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar. A new name in the making.
Panta rei, said Heraclitus: everything flows. And everything changes, of course. Fortunately, I'm tempted to add. To be impervious to change is to be excluded from it, to remain out of time. Fine watchmaking, which is not only the custodian of time but its darling child and faithful interpreter, does better than slavishly follow mutations; it anticipates and shapes them. By forecasting new trends and imagining new models, by keeping alive a tradition that never takes its eye off the future.