As the effects of climate change become more and more “tangible”, luxury’s leading names are responding to the need for urgent action to stem environmental destruction and loss of biodiversity.
Pushing the boundaries of its artistic design even further, Louis Erard reveals a completely unique triptych. Alain Silberstein was given carte blanche, designing the series of three watches like a picture over three panels. Three lots of 178 models at accessible prices.
Now under strong new leadership worldwide, with Jerome Lambert at the helm, Montblanc is enjoying a little new direction in a variety of cities and countries around the world. In the USA recently, an all new Montblanc boutique opened—and Lambert officiated alongside Montblanc North America President and CEO, Jan-Patrick Schmitz.
A long period of uncertainty has come to an end. And a new era begins for Swiss watchmaking, now that the whole saga of mechanical movement supply has finally reached its epilogue, in the form of an agreement between Swatch Group and the Swiss competition watchdog, Comco.
For the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Daytona, Christie's is holding a special sale on Sunday 10th November. It comes at the same time as the announcement that its creator, Aurel Bacs, is leaving the auction house.
Antiquorum, Christie's and Sotheby's will be putting on the show this 10th, 11th and 12th November in Geneva with a season dedicated to Abraham-Louis Breguet - this year marks the 190th anniversary of his death – and the Rolex Daytona, celebrating its 50th birthday. Aurel Bacs, meanwhile, bows out.
The “Best Swiss Brands 2013” study ranks the 50 most valuable Swiss brands. 16 Swiss watchmakers feature in the top 50, with Rolex and Omega even making it into the top 10! Why, how? Interview with Michel Gabriel, Managing Director of American brand consultancy firm Interbrand who compile the “Best Swiss Brands” study every year.
In honour of thirty years of watchmaking, François-Paul Journe has reproduced as a wristwatch the first ever timepiece, a pocket watch, he invented and made. With its hunter case in guilloché silver and gold, the result is surprisingly up-to-date.