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.
Regular updates on what's happening at the brand, globetrotting to meet and greet fans, and close relations with the "friends" who help make it all happen, MB&F is the perfect specimen of horological networking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that "for every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness". Seconds that flash by, carefully counted by the ticking of the watch on our wrist, that incomparable object and masterwork of applied art whose tiny space contains the extraordinary achievements of design, jewellery, mechanics and science.
At the head of R&D for the Franck Muller group, Pierre-Michel Golay has developed his own collection of ultra-complicated timepieces which could find its first commercial outlet this year in Japan.
Strapped to the wrist of the first person to freefall through the sound barrier, taking to the skies with the fathers of aviation, or en route for the poles with the first explorers, Zenith keeps the thrills coming.
With Swiss retailers largely benefiting from tourist spending, new outlets are springing up at major tourist destinations.