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.
Alongside sushi, sashimi and other Japanese culinary specialities, shocks, hard materials, batteries, table and wall clocks, and the analysis of precious metal coverings were on the menu at the latest ISO/TC 114 - Horology conference.
After last year's Tank Crash and Tank Anglaise, make way for the very masculine Tank MC whose 1904 movement already equips the Calibre de Cartier watch. The skeletonised version in palladium is powered by the patented 9611 movement which also equips the Santos 100.
On 25 May this year, the Théâtre de l’Heure Bleue in La Chaux-de-Fonds provided the setting for the awards ceremony of the Cartier Watchmaking Institute contest. Eight timepieces were singled out for distinction.
Concerns are being voiced over the takeover of Swiss brands by Chinese, many of whom hope for a quick return on investment.
Regatta countdowns are all the rage right now. Panerai, Corum, Louis Vuitton and Rolex have all pushed the boat out with some sharp mechanics ready to take sailors first over the start line.