The Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry Study 2021 confirms a positive outlook for the sector, though not entirely without risks and challenges such as supply chain disruptions, greenwashing, falling export volumes, a diminishing appeal of Swiss-Made and reliance on China. There is still a lot to think about in a post-pandemic environment.
In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
For 2015, Ralph Lauren introduces the Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the instrument panel of Ralph Lauren’s legendary 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the Automotive Chronograph represents the height of legibility and beauty.
With a careful eye on the course of individuality that Ulysse Nardin has cultivated since its inception, the manufacturer pays special tribute to this trait by creating an original Marine Chronometer series exclusive to its monobrand boutiques.
It's something we repeat over and over, to the point it has become almost a mantra: a fine watch contains not just mechanical perfection, beauty and the precious nature of the materials of which it is composed: it holds stories, loves and memories too. These are the self-same stories which day after day fuel the collector's passion. Those who already possess watches worthy of interest and those who are making their first acquisitions, somewhat haphazardly. They are the collectors of tomorrow, and as such we must afford them particular attention by helping them recognise the stories and values that give fine watchmaking its full significance.
In September Swiss watch exports progressed in line with the first eight months of the year, continuing a positive trend and recording a high value. With one working day more but an unfavourable base effect, the increase was +2.8% compared to September 2013, to a level of nearly 2 billion francs.
The Chiming Jump Hour Ref. 5275 is a commemorative Patek Philippe watch that enriches the manufacture's 175th anniversary with considerable elegance and finesse, but also with verve and musical poetry. This timepiece, presented in a classic tonneau- shaped case, combines three jumping indications with an acoustic indication at the top of every hour. A feast for eyes and ears, it incorporates four patented mechanisms.
A two-tone dial with two vintage-style counters, and a double caseback complete with a cover: the Transocean Chronograph Edition limited series reinterprets the contemporary classic style of the Transocean line in a highly exclusive spirit. A tribute to Breitling’s priviledged ties with the chronograph.