In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
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.
If people didn't buy counterfeits, there would be no counterfeits. Communication, information and individual responsibility are the ways to put an end to an industry we have too often indulged or whose implications we have simply failed to measure.
Both came from the legendary collection of the American auto manufacturer James Ward Packard, and were recently rediscovered after spending sixty years in a bank vault. They were part of Christie's sale of Important Watches on June 15th in New York.
In 1985, in the thick of the quartz crisis, a handful of idealists established the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants to defend the particular values of handcrafted and inventive mechanical horology. Twenty-five years on, and the AHCI is now a landmark.
Anyone passing through the AHCI stand at this year's Baselworld couldn't fail to notice Konstantin Chaykin's latest creation. Particularly as it seemed all the other exhibitors, intent on showing just what the AHCI is capable of, had conspired to direct visitors' attention to this outstanding timepiece.
A chronograph movement with column wheel, co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring and time-zone function joins the legendary Speedmaster range. A series-produced calibre finished to a remarkably high standard.