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.
Whether researching new materials, developing innovative mechanisms, or implementing standards and tests, watchmakers have always looked for ways to make their timepieces more reliable and robust. This was the theme the Société Suisse de Chronométrie chose for its fifteenth Study Day.
Land of excellence, Japan embraces watchmaking in the person of Hajime Asaoka, a self-taught young watchmaker, as well as through research by Swiss historian Pierre-Yves Donzé, and the reopening of the Seiko Museum.
Entirely unassisted and using his own machines, Hajime Asaoka has made two tourbillons and a chronometer. This former product designer and self-taught watchmaker now has his sights set on joining the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants.