TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.
CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.
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
Early November, the FHH is inviting CEOs of Fine Watch brands to its first think-tank and forum on the theme "the changing business of time." The forum sets out to define what will inevitably be the new contours of the luxury industry.