TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.
CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.
Things are looking good for Richemont. Bernard Fornas will leave his position as CEO of Cartier after years spent solidly at the helm, and hand over to Stanislas de Quercize who says goodbye to Van Cleef & Arpels. A man of thought but most of all a man of action, he hands his successor a flourishing brand where he has achieved excellent results. A legendary but also a living brand; a contemporary and, I would say, timeless brand. A forever brand. A true commander, he has steered his craft over the world's seas, and always brought it back to port loaded with treasures.
Jasmine Audemars does not court nostalgia. At a time when Audemars Piguet, the company that she has presided for the past 20 years, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Royal Oak, she engages the future in the celebrations of the past.
In a lengthy interview to Geneva daily Le Temps for the opening of Baselworld 2012, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of Chopard, looked back over last year's highlights and ahead to what the future holds for this "fiercely" independent family firm.
As the comic playwright Terence wrote, senectus morbus est: old age is sickness of itself. A maxim that is hard to dispute when one considers the amount of problems old age brings in its wake. If, on the other hand, we compare the situation of many of today's "senior citizens" with that of the countless thirty-somethings who must continually fight for their job and their function, I'm already less convinced by Terence's prophesy.