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.
For the 125th anniversary of the Poinçon de Genève, Timelab, the Geneva-based laboratory of horology and microengineering in charge of the hallmark, announced the new criteria that will make this standard of excellence even more demanding.
The exhibition which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie organised in Moscow, in the splendid surroundings of the Kremlin, proved a tremendous success. This isn't the first time an exhibition of watches has drawn in the crowds. Indeed, more and more exhibitions tour the world with the most beautiful, most precious timepieces, joining those which the Manufactures themselves organise so as to bring their legacy further into the public eye.
Blancpain proved watchmaking still has ample room for superlatives when it presented the X Fathoms, its new dive watch and worthy successor to the legendary Fifty Fathoms. The launch took place among the 30,000 fish and 400 sharks in the world's biggest aquarium, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Taking the plunge was Mark A. Hayek, CEO of Blancpain.
Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, is confident the sector is heading for a record year in 2011, after the CHF 17 million achieved in 2008.
Watches are born in Switzerland. They are designed, assembled and produced in these valleys, which are home to the manufactures that take pride - and rightly so - in their workshops, museums and buildings, which often have historic significance or are the work of eminent contemporary architects.
With a selection that includes 129 Patek Philippe and 65 Rolex, representing 45% of the total 427 lots, Christie's and Aurel Bacs, the auction house's International Head of Watches, can look forward to a blockbuster sale and, who knows, perhaps even pulverise the record CHF 23 million achieved in May 2010.