For the launch of one of their boldest watches, H. Moser & Cie is lending the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition to lucky guardians, who will accompany it on an adventure around the globe for one year.
The Swiss watch brank announces a relocation of its London boutique to iconic Old Bond Street and renews its partnership with Frieze.
Growing pains but most importantly much to gain in the "new markets." A round-up of the present or potential El Dorados that are China, India, Russia and Brazil. Part one: China.
Those Italians! After Dumas' four Musketeers, all French of course, recent decades have spawned a new breed of Italian "musketeers" who are chancing the privilege of the transalpine economy and luxury. In my day, the 20th century, we Italians were few and far between at the head of historic French brands. The situation is slightly different today.
Coinciding with the announcement that it has endowed the Patek Philippe Chair at the EPFL in Neuchâtel, the Geneva Manufacture has unveiled its latest development in silicon technology: the GyromaxSi®. Combined with the Spiromax® and Pulsomax®, this gold and Silinvar® balance makes possible the Oscillomax®, a subassembly of all the silicon components by Patek Philippe.
Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Christie's will close the spring sales.
Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Sotheby's makes a date with its traditional Evening Sale.
A survey by Confindustria, the Italian organisation of employers, estimates that in 2015 there will be 201 million well-off - even wealthy - Chinese: the population of France, Germany and Italy combined. A figure that is expected to rise to 424 million in 2020. This is a tremendous opportunity for every luxury brand, including those in Fine Watchmaking which demonstrate an authentic and competitive approach to this market. To take a more fundamentalist tack, one wonders if every brand that equates China with Cockaigne will make contact with this new and attractive clientele in the most appropriate way.