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?
Richemont anounces its unaudited consolidated results for the six month period ended 30 September 2014.
Ladies’ watches have a central place in the history of the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture. This expertise dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, a period that saw the emergence of the first ladies’ pocket- watches. The creation of dedicated timepieces remains a strong point of the Maison, giving them a very special place within its collections and its developments. Witnessed in the new Traditionnelle moon phase and power reserve small model, the subtle and refined horological complication is revealed in a feminine interpretation.
With the J12-G.10 watch, Chanel treats itself to a precious twist by adapting the military-world essential, the NATO strap, to feminine watchmaking.
A few weeks ahead of the SIHH 2015, Richard Mille unveils the RM 33-01, a synthesis of chic design and a sporty feel encapsulated in an automatic watch. The embodiment of Richard Mille elegance, it holds the promise of an exceptional 2015 collection.
The initial inspiration for HM6 Space Pirate came from a Japanese anime TV series from Maximilian Büsser's childhood: Capitaine Flam (Captain Future in English). Capitaine Flam had a spaceship called the Comet that consisted of two spheres joined by a connecting tube. Büsser imagined combining two such craft and the seeds of Space Pirate were planted.
Sloops, cutters, schooners, ketches and yawls: hundreds of historic sailing craft take part in the Classic Yachts Challenge, sponsored for the past ten years by Officine Panerai.