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.
Loyal to its passion for artistic crafts, Vacheron Constantin continues its demonstration of expertise with three exceptional one-of-a-kind models. These stunning timepieces from the Métiers d’Art L’éloge de la nature collection showcase several precious ornamental techniques through western or oriental-inspired animal scenes combining realism with graphic elements, and also proudly bear the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
Cartier invents a Manufacture mechanical movement skeletonised in the shape of a dragon – that fabulous and legendary creature, a symbol of power and prestige that has been a guest of the Cartier menagerie ever since the Maison established its fi st links with China back in 1888.
The purity and rigour of Italian design and a new sophisticated in-house automatic movement with a decentralised rotating weight.
The Société Suisse de Chronométrie Study Day is a showcase for the latest research in watchmaking. This year's programme included such choice items as concepts for a new mechanical regulator delivering an exceptional power reserve, and a watch with no escapement.
It was in 1993 that Audemars Piguet established a whole new category of sports watch with the ground-breaking Royal Oak Offshore. A natural evolution of the original, octagonal Royal Oak which took the watch world by storm in 1972, the supersized 'Offshore' was large, bold, rugged and highly functional.