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?
The Fine Watchmaking Manifesto is soon to be published, after lengthy research and animated discussions. Mamma mia! But before we go any further, let us answer one question: why does Fine Watchmaking need a manifesto?
What has got collectors in a particular whirl is the recent announcement of the collaboration between Roger Smith and his former mentor, George Daniels. The two are creating a series of 35 Anniversary watches to commemorate Daniels’s invention of the Co-axial escapement.
The Italian couture house has called on Girard-Perregaux to create a watch to mark its centennial year. The result is an annual calendar model, signed by the couturier and inspired by the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time.
Dior pays tribute to Monsieur Dior, whose lucky number was eight, with the introduction of a new model to its Christal line. Ergo this latest timepiece has eight time zones and is proposed as a limited edition of eight.