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.
In the space of five years, Richemont has doubled both sales and profit. The Geneva-based luxury group, established 25 years ago, sees this as just a taste of things to come.
For the celebration of its 180th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre has imagined a collection that pays homage to the man with whom it all began. Focus on the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee, the tenth work in the Hybris Mechanica collection. "We intended that this should be an incommensurate timepiece, a demonstration of what it is to overcome the impossible, and at the same time the beginning of a new chapter in the history of complications and the quest for absolute precision and reliability," explains Stéphane Belmont, marketing director at Jaeger-LeCoultre.
With its twelve complications displayed on two dials, the Sky Moon Tourbillon is the most complicated wristwatch. This new Patek Philippe reference (Ref. 6002) takes another step towards supreme sophistication and refinement with a case and dial reflecting the quintessence of fine craftsmanship.
If there is one trend to have emerged from this year's new releases, it is mechanical watches for women. After having had their pick of diamond-encrusted quartz, women can now enjoy watchmaking's mechanical delights.