Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
While the rest of the world has its eyes riveted on China as the luxury industry's new big thing, Omega is busy canvassing the United States, still the second biggest market for Swiss watch exports, growing almost 22% over the first eight months of the year.
In the fight against counterfeiting impatience misses the mark, but perseverance always pays dividends. Surveillance at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair provides further proof of this axiom.
The 30th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2011: Chinese traditional makers are showing their class and the Swiss have arrived in force.