Journey into the Milky Way with H. Moser & Cie. and the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine, a poetic and minimalist interpretation of the moon-phase display.
Christophe Claret presents an 8-piece limited edition Maestro Quetzalcoatl, in honour of one of the major deities of ancient Mexico. Painstakingly hand-engraved, the feathered serpent coils itself around the movement of this Maestro watch.
How to sum up Baselworld 2008? With 2,087 exhibitors, over 100,000 visitors and revenues of CHF 1.2 billion for Switzerland alone. For one week, the city-on-the-Rhine becomes the world capital of luxury.
Reinhart Casutt, director of the Geneva School of Horology, explains the role played by the Swiss Exhibitions in the training of horology students; there is still a marked difference in the reception of students at the Basle and Geneva Exhibitions. Details below.
After four record years, the Swiss watchmaking sector is expected to slow down as from the second half of this year; Asia will undoubtedly be unable to compensate the decline forecast for Japan, the United States, and Europe.
As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The first in a three-part file.
With the Basel and Geneva watch fairs just around the corner, more and more watch brands are inviting journalists, and often retailers, to exotic destinations in order to familiarize them with their latest product lines before they go officially on display.
The watch industry turns regularly to Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) to feed its appetite for innovations in microtechnology and materials. More importantly though, companies see the school and its graduates as providing a highly-qualified workforce.