Patek Philippe presents the new Ref. 5303 as its first minute repeater with the striking mechanism on the dial side, together with reinterpretations of the legendary Ref. 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph and of the classic Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
Opened in 1959, Piaget's Geneva store has adopted the company's new interior design concept. Marked by discreet elegance in a pleasant and refined atmosphere, this environment is an invitation to share the Piaget experience, which now includes acclaimed jazz singer Melody Gardot who embodies the new line of jewellery in the Rose collection.
These five watchmakers are endowed with spirits of curiosity, technical supremacy and progressive thinking. They lead the mechanical industry by example: exploring theunknown while ensuring that stability and accuracy remain the prime elements of their creations. Meet five examples of horological brilliance as different as day and night—all bound to write their own chapters of watch history.
We've heard and read a lot about China of late, the country every luxury name has in its sights - watch brands no less than any other - and the driving force for this economy worldwide (Chinese tourists account for 30% to 50% of sales in Europe and the US). The People's Republic is on a spending spree that the gloomiest predictions of rocky roads and even ruin cannot curb.
The price of exported watches varies from one market to another, often significantly. A look at what the figures reveal…
Exports of finished Swiss watches for the first quarter 2012 grew 17% overall in value to CHF 4.3 billion and 4% in volume to 6.8 million units, an increase clearly driven by fine watches.
Sotheby's breaks with tradition by leaving its usual evening slot for a day sale on Tuesday May 15th. Geoffroy Ader will present a maximum number of lots which again give precedence to some fine pocket watches. Total estimate: CHF 10 to 12 million.