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.
Vacheron Constantin once again challenged its most experienced master-watchmakers to create an extremely sophisticated Grande Complication wristwatch, equipped with an exceptional set of functions. They took on this terrific technical challenge to create a one-of-a-kind model named “Maître Cabinotier Astronomica”. This impressive feat of miniaturisation, driven by manual-winding Calibre 2755-B1, brings together 15 of the most demanding Haute Horlogerie complications and gives pride of place to astronomical functions.
Richard Mille releases a jewelry creation in the form of a new tourbillon, the RM 57-01 Phoenix and Dragon-Jackie Chan.
The new Midsize collection now makes the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece. With the Portofino Midsize AutomaticMoon Phase and the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, two radiant 37-millimetre beauties available in seven different versions designed to reflect the timeless elegance of the Italian coastal resort join the Swiss company’s watch family. Ten different Portofino Midsize Automatic models with 37-millimetre cases will be launched in 2014, available with or without a diamond-set bezel. Three Portofino Automatic versions featuring 40-millimetre cases set with precious stones round off the dazzling display.
Each year since 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been offering women a succession of cherished Rendez-Vous by revealing new models from its emblematic collection. Following on from the Tourbillon, Celestial and Perpetual Calendar watches infused with the artistic and horological creativity of the Grande Maison, comes a model powerfully evoking watchmaking tradition.
The latest Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time offers a second time zone function, very popular with travelers and a first in this iconic classically-inspired collection.
Based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the prestigious independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. has long been favoured by professionals looking for authentic watchmaking craftsmanship and understated aesthetics. H. Moser & Cie. takes pride in making exceptional timepieces that fuse modern and traditional techniques, and even more so in the fact that all movements in H. Moser timepieces are created in-house. The Endeavour Dual Time Special Edition, fitted with the in-house HMC 346 calibre, has been designed exclusively for our retail partner Elegant, in Hong Kong. This distinct design features a case made from grade five titanium with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) treatment, and H. Moser’s first ever matte anthracite dial, sandblasted and plated with ruthenium entirely by hand. This limited edition design comprises just 20 timepieces, available exclusively at Elegant in Hong Kong.