Jaquet Droz debuts an onyx dial on its Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph. This unique mineral allows the delicate composition to subtly stand out.
Two new versions of the SeaQ Panorama Date diver’s watch make their appearance: a red gold version with black dial and a contemporary bi-colour composition in steel and red gold with grey dial.
The Swiss watch industry continued to record strong growth during the first half of 2012 while maintaining a brisk pace. The excellent results for 2011 have been surpassed with ease and the sector appears to be showing no signs of weakness. The total value of exports by Swiss watch manufacturers amounted to 10.1 billion francs in six months. The ten billion franc mark has therefore been exceeded before the middle of the year, which is a first. This result represents an increase of 16.4% compared to 2011.
First it was the ID One, now it’s the ID Two, a second Cartier concept watch that fundamentally questions the principle of high efficiency. It is a totally innovative piece, in its materials and its technologies, that demonstrates Cartier’s ability to invent the watchmaking of tomorrow.
Guy Sémon started at TAG Heuer four and a half years ago with the brief to build a research and development division from scratch. A mission he has accomplished with remarkable breakthroughs in fine watchmaking, the latest being the MikrotourbillonS.
Cendres+Métaux Galétan, a company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has developed a method of combining stamping and electroplating. It produces a stamping that looks exactly like a guillochage or an engraving.
Last May, TAG Heuer laid the foundation stone of its new avant-garde Manufacture in the Jura, another step in its integration programme that aims to produce its own movements, dials and cases. A company visit.