Acquired by Bulgari in 2000, the master designer’s eponymous brand is back in the spotlight with a new model that captures the Gérald Genta spirit and leverages the technical genius of the brand.
Omega introduces the Seamaster Diver 300M Nekton Edition: a dive watch on a mission to save the seas.
The latest World Watch Report from IC-Agency confirms the rise of China, which is also reflected in online searches by watch fans. IWC, Patek Philippe and Zenith remain the top three brands searched for on the Internet.
A year and a half ago, Jean-Frédéric Dufour set about refocusing Zenith on its fundamental values with the result that last year the brand announced double-digit growth. It now moves ahead with its strategy.
For the movement maestro, 2011 will be the year of the Adagio, a very different timepiece to its predecessor, the DualTow, but equally representative of his savoir-faire. The company also continues to diversify with new activities producing components for third parties and manufacturing additional modules.
Theodora, empress. The Byzantine Empire's most celebrated sovereign, wife of Justinian I, was Theodora. Posterity remembers her for her beauty as well as her wisdom. Beautiful and wise also describes the work of the Theodora Children's Trust, which has nothing to do with Constantinople. Rather it puts a smile back on children's faces during prolonged hospital stays. Because laughter and serenity are important for getting better. At the very least, they ease the pain of what is often a heartbreaking situation.
Alongside the Geneva shows, Hublot's CEO hosted a lavish dinner for the brand's customers and suppliers, during which he spoke at length about his company's exploits and lifted a corner of the veil on new models for 2011, in particular in the Fine Watch segment.
Exclusivity is a non-negotiable principle for Peter Speake-Marin, including when the master watchmaker announces his intention to up production. A means of financing his ambition to make complication watches, the Speake-Marin way.