In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rat Blancpain is unveiling its first watch with a porcelain dial entirely hand-crafted in its Métiers d'Art workshops. Issued in an eight-piece limited edition of one-of-a-kind timepieces, the special series marks the introduction of this traditional Chinese skill within the Manufacture in Le Brassus.
Roberto Mancini, a Richard Mille partner since 2013 and manager of the Italian national football team, is honored by the watchmaker with this RM 11-04 Automatic Chronograph Flyback which features new style codes.
In 2009, two years after its debut presentation, Pièces Uniques Jean Dunand is launching the Shabaka, which incorporates a minute-repeater with cathedral chimes, an instantaneous perpetual calendar, moon phases and a power reserve. Another world-first, signed Christophe Claret and Thierry Oulevay.
In autumn 2008, the Le Sentier firm revised its distribution business model. Its objective for this year is to step up its marketing activity and to open new points of sale. All is revealed in an interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.
With Une Journée à Paris, the Les Jardins "quantième de saison" models and its Midnight collections, Van Cleef & Arpels stays true to the poetic complications that have become a hallmark of the brand. Nicolas Bos, International Marketing Director, explains.
HH Magazine caught up with Stefano Macaluso, VP at Girard-Perregaux, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2009, where he discussed latest developments at the brand.
With the counterfeit market apparently thriving, and intent on taking advantage of the current crisis while ever it can, the weapons with which to fight this scourge are many and varied.