In November 2019 Kering partnered with The Explorers. Ulysse Nardin reinforces this collaboration and becomes the official timekeeper of this ever-lasting around-the-globe scientific and exploratory expedition. Ben Thouard, one of Ulysse Nardin’s “friends of the brand”, is a key partner of the expedition.
In its latest annual report, Richemont singles out Panerai for its strong performance during the financial year to end March. Since then, Covid-19 has stopped luxury brands in their tracks. We look at the state of play with Panerai Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Pontroué.
Exports up 15.5% in January. Hundreds of millions invested by the main groups. Recruitments on the rise. Time measurement is dodging the crisis. An interview with Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.
As is customary after the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, we do our sums and draw conclusions. Positive conclusions indeed for both attendance and business. Yet in among the congratulations and plans for development, cutting remarks are heard. Such as the ones, more and more frequent, reprehending the "freeloaders" who take advantage that the most important journalists, editors, VIP and other clients should be in Geneva to invite them to their own events, held alongside the SIHH.
Counterfeiters are strengthening their presence in Dubai. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry too!
For intrepid travellers the following principle is sacrosanct. «No matter the destination, only the road is important». With a little adaptation, this axiom might also apply to watch counterfeiting.
Renowned for his astronomical complications, Martin Braun became part of the fold at Franck Muller Group in 2007. Now the German master watchmaker returns with timepieces sold under the Antoine Martin brand. The first model is a perpetual calendar; a second, with the addition of a flying tourbillon, is expected at Baselworld.