For the launch of one of their boldest watches, H. Moser & Cie is lending the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition to lucky guardians, who will accompany it on an adventure around the globe for one year.
The Swiss watch brank announces a relocation of its London boutique to iconic Old Bond Street and renews its partnership with Frieze.
At Bagus Watch in Bali, everything is fake. Nor does the store try to hide the fact, brazenly announcing "the ultimate range of replica watches in Asia." A temple of fakedom that doesn't deter the tourists.
Born in Le Locle, Switzerland, into a family that has been associated with watchmaking for several generations, Jean-Marc Jacot rejoined the industry after a period studying business in Paris. Benefiting from experience in a number of fields, he joined the Sandoz Family Foundation in 1999. Today, he is the Foundation’s spokesman on all matters associated with watchmaking, the overall director of the watchmaking section (notably Vaucher and Parmigiani) and the CEO of Parmigiani in particular. We report on his personal vision of the culture of watchmaking.
Who will be hit by the crisis as it sets in? Will it be long-term or short-lived? These are the questions currently haunting watch companies, in particular those whose mid-range positioning leaves them more exposed on export markets, as figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry show.
Chopard signifies the production of 75,000 pieces of jewellery and 75,000 watches each year; Chopard also means 700 people in Geneva, 130 at Fleurier's manufacturing plant and 1,750 across the world. The company, which today lays claim to full integration of all the watchmaking trades, has joined the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). Here is an interview with Chopard's co-president, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. Interview by Christophe Roulet