In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
An eminently masculine brand, Jaeger-LeCoultre took the Lausanne International Horse Show, of which it is the main sponsor, as the opportunity to present its new Rendez-Vous collection for women. The first models, which have all the hallmarks of a Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece, show signs of a great collection in the making.
The month of August saw a significant rise in Swiss watch exports. They attained a value of 1.5 billion francs, an increase of 12.7% compared to last year. Cumulative growth over the first two thirds of the year has maintained its momentum at a high level (+16.0%).
"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…" we read in the magnificent and masterly story of The Little Prince. Roses and responsibility for others are also central to Jaeger-LeCoultre's A Rose for Emergency in support of the maternity hospital which the non-governmental organisation Emergency opened in 2003 in Anabah, Afghanistan.