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.
How Richemont powerhouse Cartier is in the process of balancing sales between watches and its other businesses of jewellery, leathergoods and accessories.
The official announcement back in early December sent the world of high-end watches in Paris into a spin. The competition was about to get tough in the City of Light. The Richemont Group, which owns Cartier, had acquired 2,250 sq m (24,000 sq ft) premises on Boulevard des Capucines, next to the Garnier Opera and minutes from the world-renowned Place Vendôme.
After the recent sale, by Christie's, of several Van Cleef & Arpels jewels belonging to Elizabeth Taylor, Stanislas de Quercize, CEO, describes the poetry that surrounds the Parisian firm, established Place Vendôme since 1906.
Like a good many independent master watchmakers, Peter Speake-Marin didn't emerge entirely unscathed from the crisis that hit the watch sector in 2008-2009. An opportunity to rethink his business model for the future, not least with a new "classic" collection. Interview.
MB&F once again turns watchmaking on its head, this time with a retro-futuristic design. The just-released Legacy Machine LM1 has lost no time in becoming a "must have" for aficionados. Orders are already equivalent to three and a half years' production.