IWC Schaffhausen has opened the doors to its new flagship in Zurich for an interactive journey into its world. The immersive experience includes memorabilia, virtual reality and even a live link to IWC’s Manufacturing Center in Schaffhausen.
The Carrera collection is getting a facelift at TAG Heuer, with chronographs that combine technology with elegance.
Over the past decade, Bulgari has one by one ticked the boxes of vertical integration, leading to the presentation, earlier this year, of its in-house mechanical movement, Calibre BVL 168. This base calibre will be the springboard for future complication movements.
An anniversary model, the Bovet - Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta, seals the partnership and celebrates the Italian industrial design firm's 80 years in business. This exceptional timepiece is already being described as the first in a long series.
That Cartier only experienced a "marginal decline" in 2009 is largely thanks to China. The Asia-Pacific zone (except Japan) was Richemont's only growth region for the financial year to end March 2010. Needless to say, Cartier has already planned its expansion in the Middle Kingdom.
Obliged by the Swiss competition commission to continue delivering its movement blanks until end 2010, Swatch Group, again in the commission's sights since last September, isn't backing down. It plans to purely and simply cease deliveries of its parts and movements to "bad" competition.
After cutting the ribbon at its first flagship store in Hong Kong on Christmas Day 2009, Corum continues to expand its network, with the brand's second store scheduled to open in Shanghai, home of World Expo, this June.
According to BernsteinResearch, the Internet is moving to the top of luxury companies' agenda for two reasons: softer European legislation pending on online sales, and the spectacular rise of a number of dedicated sites.