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.
In collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Hublot has developed a new alloy, Magic Gold, that’s set to revolutionise the world of watchmaking and jewellery.
After an excellent 2011, watch exports continued to grow steadily in January. Their monthly value totalled 1.3 billion francs, a rise of 15.5% compared to January 2011.
Brazil is on a fast-track to growth, and watchmakers are impatiently looking out for the least sign of an opening in this still to be conquered market. Some even claim that with lower import duties, sales of timepieces there could outstrip those in the United States.
Watchmakers have demonstrated no end of imagination to equip those magnificent men in their flying machines with suitable timepieces… the "pilot watches" that are a horological speciality in their own right. One such manufacturer is Zenith, now giving its vintage models a new lease on life.
Fine Watch movements, Swiss components, but flying the flag of the Principality of Monaco. While others find happiness under Swiss skies, the owners of Frédéric Constant and Alpina have taken a different tack.