After a forecast decline of 23% in 2020, Bain & Co expects the personal luxury goods market to gain in the region of 15% this year. All eyes are on the evolution of Covid-19, macroeconomic factors and the return of international travel.
Combining modern materials and a sophisticated design, the new SW embodies Jaquet Droz's watchmaking expertise in a powerful and versatile watch.
For Vianney Halter, in Paris for Belles Montres, the tourbillon is an exercise in style that makes no contribution to precision, but beautifully demonstrates the watchmaker's savoir-faire.
Out walking in the mountains one day, I came across an old sundial whose inscription gave me food for thought. I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something along these lines: man has always used many different materials to measure time, including light. Because we ourselves are made of many materials including, thankfully, light.
Watchmakers are heading for pastures new and countries that will be all the rage in five, maybe ten years' time. Nations that will one day join the ranks of "emerging" countries.
On December 4th, Sotheby's will offer the Breguet "sympathique" clock, made for the Duc d’Orléans. It is estimated at USD 5 to 7 million.
The sale of the extraordinary horological collection belonging to the late Dr George Daniels CBE was conducted at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The proceeds of the sale will add to the already-substantial bequest he made to the George Daniels Educational Trust by the sale of his motor-car collection earlier this year.