After sapphire, Hublot turns to transparent SAXEM, never before used in watchmaking, to produce the beautiful emerald green of the Big Bang MP-11.
IWC Schaffhausen and the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation have marked the 80th anniversary of Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s historic flight across the Atlantic, with an exhibition at the IWC Boutique in New York. The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph Edition “80 Years Flight to New York” commemorates this event.
Year after year, LVMH has patiently acquired shares and derivatives in Hermès and now holds 17% of its capital and 10% of voting rights. While the luxury giant denies any takeover plans, it is now Hermès' biggest single shareholder.
Three auction houses - Christie's, Sotheby's and Antiquorum - are in the starting blocks for three days of sales which, twice a year, maintain Geneva at the forefront of fine watch auctions. Will the May 2010 record of a total CHF 42 million be broken? Answer on November 15th.
Zenith has developed a gyroscopic system based on the principle that the regulating organ of a timepiece is never more efficient, in terms of amplitude, than in a perfectly horizontal position. The result, a world first, is the Zenith Christophe Colomb.
With a population of 1.2 billion, India is Asia's third biggest economy yet accounts for just 2% of the global luxury market. At a lunch in conjunction with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, the Financial Times' South Asia Bureau Chief spoke about the prospects for a country yet to reach its full potential.
Professions are becoming increasingly specialised and technology-based, with watch firms employing more and more engineers. A shift in emphasis that can lead to excess.