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.
As part of its strategy to double its sales in China, Swatch Group has come up with a novel concept: a hotel that combines luxury, prestige, commerce and art. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel that was inaugurated in Shanghai at the beginning of November is the group’s flagship showroom in China with four luxury boutiques for the brands Swatch, Omega, Breguet and Blancpain.
Women want it all: mechanisms and diamonds, innovative on the inside, sophisticated on the outside. Recent years have seen a number of brands build up their women's collections, and bring watchmaking into a new era where complications are no longer for men only.
Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, explains why China remains Asia's strongest market for watches and sets out his strategy for the next ten years: exclusivity, a stronger Jewellery business, and control of distribution. There can be no getting away from China, which is now the number-three destination for Swiss watch exports. But what about Asia overall? Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, gives his view.
The process aimed at strengthening the Swiss made label for watches has entered a new phase with the decision by the Legal Affairs Commission of the National Council to approve the Swissness project.
Jean-Marc Pontroué, the new boss at Roger Dubuis, talks about the brand's four "worlds" - the gambler, the warrior, the adventurer and the diva - and the corresponding collections that it will present at the next Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.
December 1st to 3rd, Ho Chi Minh City is hosting Vietnam's first ever luxury fair. Is this progress, a challenge or just a quirk? It is, in any event, an affirmation: that with each passing day, Asia is less a menace and more an opportunity.