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.
A black case and dial combined with ultra-sporty orange accents. A Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 with a décor featuring the same contrast. The Chronomat 44 Raven special series reinvents the pilot’s chronograph in an original look dedicated to performance.
Precious and exclusive Haute Horlogerie is a theatre in which the Manufacture Roger Dubuis has every intention of playing a starring role – not least by its gift for dramatic stage entrances such as those being made by its three new Velvet Haute Couture limited editions. Each of these exquisite creations – Velvet Fur, Velvet Corset and Velvet Fishnet – illustrates an evocative facet of the Diva that lives in every woman.
While the “Métiers d’Art” collection by Vacheron Constantin continues to roll out a distinguished line of watches worthy of the finest master works, the expertise cultivated by the Manufacture in the field of top- flight crafts is revealed in delicate touches throughout its range of timepieces. In order to highlight one of the many skills that it perpetuates with consistent excellence, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin presents the Traditionelle Calibre 2253 L’empreinte du dragon model featuring an entirely hand-engraved case. This fine watch is equipped with prestigious horological complications and adorned with a dragon- scale motif executed by a master-artisan who was awarded the prestigious title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 2011.
Montblanc's unveiling of the new Metamorphosis II at Watches & Wonders turns the spotlight on one of the most complex movements ever developed and designed in Montblanc’s manufacture workshops in Villeret, revealing the timepiece in a completely new aesthetic.
The Manufacture Roger Dubuis continues to showcase its uncanny ability to reinterpret the essence of mechanical horology in uniquely unorthodox style with this pink gold Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic model combining admirable technical complexity and sophistication with signature aesthetic appeal. This watch is bound to be a main focus of attention at the Watches&Wonders 2014 where it is making its official international debut.
A dynamic creativity with three new small complications that are every bit as ingenious as their ‘grand’ counterparts.