Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.
In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.
After setting up Antiquorum 36 years ago, and more recently Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers with a unique concept of zero buyer's commission, Osvaldo Patrizzi, who is internationally acknowledged as a foremost expert in antique timepieces, has set himself a new challenge: China.
Some countries make more of an impression than others. For those of us arriving from Europe, Japan is worlds apart, and yet the Land of the Rising Sun shares many values with Switzerland: history, tradition, natural beauty, respect, precision, technology, reliability and orderliness, to extremes that would make even the most archaic inhabitant of Switzerland’s remotest corner turn pale.
Already CEO of Blancpain, Marc Hayek, grandson of the Swatch Group's founder Nicolas G. Hayek, has taken the helm of Breguet and Jaquet Droz. Interview.
For over a year, Piaget has progressed to the point that deliveries are again finding it hard to keep pace with demand. The brand owes its success to a positioning that reflects its values as a jeweller and watchmaker, renowned for its classic yet contemporary elegance.
Comparing charts and figures is something marketing directors do, and which certainly has its uses as Fine Watchmaking goes global. There is, however, the risk of casting a shadow over the poetry of a product we have the good fortune and privilege to represent.