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.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
Cendres+Métaux Galétan, a company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has developed a method of combining stamping and electroplating. It produces a stamping that looks exactly like a guillochage or an engraving.
Last May, TAG Heuer laid the foundation stone of its new avant-garde Manufacture in the Jura, another step in its integration programme that aims to produce its own movements, dials and cases. A company visit.
Maradona, tango and a passion for beautiful watches. Argentina is a land of contrasts and connoisseurs of exceptional timepieces. However, increased import duties aimed at boosting national industry mean that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government is trying the patience of international brands.
The Latin word campus refers to a field or a plot of land. In certain acceptations, it also means a theatre, arena, or scope of activity. It differs from ager, agricultural land, in that it implies an area where something happens, the scene of often public events or which imply interaction between people.