Vacheron Constantin enriches its Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac with the sign of the rat. Symbolizing a strong vitality and intelligence, it will take over from the pig at the Chinese New Year on January 20th 2020.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and the University of Art and Design in Lausanne (ECAL) have joined forces in a project to produce short films on the theme of counterfeiting. This partnership is part of a wider awareness campaign in which the general public and Swiss film-makers also play a part.
Speaking at the Reuters Global Luxury Summit, held early June in Paris, Rolf Schnyder, CEO of Ulysse Nardin, announced that the brand had increased its prices in the euro zone to offset depreciation in the single currency. He expects sales to increase by 20% to 25% this year.
Ideas, trends and fashions may be born the world over in cities like London, Tokyo and New York, but it’s in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive that a product gets its test for success.
Nicolas G. Hayek passed away in his office at the age of 82. Rightly credited as the man who saved Swiss watchmaking, he worked relentlessly to develop a group which, with its 24,000 employees, 160 factories and gross sales of CHF 5.4 billion in 2009, stands head and shoulders above the global watch industry.
Nicolas Hayek was known for his straight talking, for his no-holds-barred stances, and for his talent as a showman.