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.
After Chapter 1, Chapter 2 continues the Maîtres du Temps story with an instantaneous triple calendar with large date. Roger Dubuis, Daniel Roth and Peter Speake-Marin are the master-watchmakers behind this latest instalment. Skipping ahead, the next episode, currently in preparation, will be… Chapter 6.
Kari Voutilainen was born in Finland in 1962, and admits that watchmaking has been his passion for the past thirty years. A passion that first took him to the Tapiola Watchmaking School, then on to the International Watchmaking School in Neuchâtel, where he completed the WOSTEP course in complication watches. Singled out by Parmigiani Mesure et Art du Temps, he spent ten years there before returning to WOSTEP and a three-year stint as director of the complication watch section. In 2002, Kari Voutilainen set up his own business in Môtiers, as an artisan d'horlogerie d'art. We caught up with him at Baselworld.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Manufacture Christophe Claret, the master-watchmaker has created DualTow, a single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism, tourbillon and a belt-type hour and minute display. Put simply, a remarkable timepiece.
Jointly created by watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and designer Eric Giroud, both eminent figures in their field, Opus 9 exists purely and simply to give the time by means of two diamond chains. Beautiful and essential.
Much like a haute couture boutique, Ateliers Parmigiani will convey the very essence of the brand in the world's major cities. After-sales service will also be optimised.
AlpVision, a Swiss firm based in Vevey, has developed a digital imaging system based on mathematical algorithms that will identify a watch throughout its lifetime, and for one simple reason: all industrially-manufactured products, even mass-made ones, have their own print.