Girard-Perregaux unveils the 1966 East to West, in celebration of the 160th anniversary of its trading relationship with Japan, together with Darren Romanelli, the celebrated streetwear designer.
As confirmed by Richemont’s third-quarter results, jewellery sales remain strong to the point that jewellery is the most promising segment in the personal luxury goods market. Driving this growth: changing purchasing patterns and soaring demand among Chinese customers.
Just one lot - a 1953 Rolex - broke the million-dollar mark at the final session of 2013 in the Big Apple. Sales were, as always, dominated by Patek Philippe, although Panerai and Longines again produced some exciting bidding.
In 2011, Greubel Forsey revolutionized the field of GMT (dual time zone) watches with their innovative timepiece and its original technique, aesthetics and practicality. Its exceptional precision movement, featuring the 24-second tourbillon with 25° inclination, now comes set against a platinum backdrop.
Cheval Blanc Randheli, the new second Cheval Blanc Maison, is an intimate and contemporary haven for the most demanding clientele, on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.
With watch exports having attained a particularly high level in November 2012, it was difficult to do better in November 2013, especially with one fewer working day. However the monthly result was practically identical at 2.1 billion francs (-0.5%). Once again, watch exports have confirmed their consolidation at a high level.
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch transforms the very essence of the perpetual calendar's functioning and appearance. The Maison's idea involves inventing a creative central display that stems from a revolutionary concept.
The 5th Forum de la Haute Horlogerie, held in November at the IMD in Lausanne, prompted us to focus our thoughts on paradox. Speakers enlightened us as to the abundance of apparently illogical yet very real situations in the world today. Situations which can help us better understand changes in the markets and social contexts. In the hope that I have taken this lesson onboard, it's now my turn to suggest paradoxes which may warrant further reflection in 2014.