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?
Speaking at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), Alain Silberstein shared his views on what the future holds for independent watchmakers.
The final report of the successful 20th edition of the SIHH last January provided a good reflection of how things have been for the trade in the United Kingdom in 2009. The summary words are a cliché, but apply very much, hurting in places: ‘belt tightening’.
The Indian celebrities and faces of leading watch firms also pull in the crowds online. Thanks to them, brands such as Longines, Audemars Piguet and Chopard have climbed to the top of the list of watchmaking’s most-wanted ambassadors.
Watchmakers have stars in their eyes, with several brands proposing models that feature an equation of time, sunrise and sunset times, perpetual calendar, a map of the night sky or moonphases. Cosmogonic heaven.
The launch of the Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix will be the year's big event for the Le Brassus firm. This collection, proposed as three limited editions, confirms the brand as a master of high-tech materials.
Despite a lacklustre economy in 2009, online searches for Fine Watch brands grew 14% according to the WorldWatchReport, published by IC-Agency. HH Magazine presents the report’s main conclusions with in-depth per country coverage to come.