As the effects of climate change become more and more “tangible”, luxury’s leading names are responding to the need for urgent action to stem environmental destruction and loss of biodiversity.
Pushing the boundaries of its artistic design even further, Louis Erard reveals a completely unique triptych. Alain Silberstein was given carte blanche, designing the series of three watches like a picture over three panels. Three lots of 178 models at accessible prices.
"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.
The UR-210 features an innovative mechanism that indicates winding efficiency. Unlike a torque indicator, which relies on mainspring tension, its calculations are based on the ratio between winding and actual energy use. The wearer then adapts the automatic winding to how active or inactive he is.
A year after the acquisition of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard), François-Henri Pinault, head of PPR, discusses the group's strategy for its watch brands in an interview to French daily "Le Figaro".
For the first time, fake Swiss watches of real technical sophistication are coming out of China. Sometimes sold at the same price as the originals, they result in lost earnings and harm the brand image of Swiss watchmaking.