In its latest annual report, Richemont singles out Panerai for its strong performance during the financial year to end March. Since then, Covid-19 has stopped luxury brands in their tracks. We look at the state of play with Panerai Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Pontroué.
Jaquet Droz debuts an onyx dial on its Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph. This unique mineral allows the delicate composition to subtly stand out.
Based on over 300 million searches using various search engines, the World Watch Report 2009, published by IC-Agency, ranks Europe as the number-one market for watches, followed by the United States.
The first Cartier store to open in London was a modest one at 4 New Burlington Street in Mayfair in 1902. In 1909, under the direction of 22-year-old Jacques, grandson of company founder Louis François Cartier, it moved to splendid retail premises at nearby 175-176 New Bond Street.
Hublot has joined forces with WISeKey to provide its customers with a means of authenticating their timepieces online, by giving each of their watches a unique "ID card." Counterfeiters be warned.
For the first time ever, the Japanese watchmaker is launching a high-end collection on international markets, featuring two new in-house movements and its famous Spring Drive technology. Ananta is intended as a showcase for the brand's expertise.
The renowned Genevan Fine Watch brand goes beyond criteria for the Geneva Seal and aspires to give its customers a complete guarantee of quality.
However flamboyant the stands at Baselworld, these are times of crisis and every segment of the watch industry, including the very high end, is feeling the sting. One such brand is HD3 Complication, brainchild of designer Jorg Hysek in partnership with Fabrice Gonet and Valérie Ursenbacher. After hosting a presentation in Geneva, to coincide with the SIHH 2009, the brand is exhibiting privately in Basel, a first since its creation five years ago. Interview.