Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch that Breitling created for the hotshots of the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic fleet in 1983, the Super Chronomat is a supercharged, all-purpose sports watch.
After meteoric growth between 2015 and 2019, Gucci is looking for new ways to boost performance. The roadmap for 2021, the brand’s 100th anniversary year, includes a foray into Haute Horlogerie. The first watches are already on display, Place Vendôme in Paris.
The current economic crisis clearly implies spending cuts in non-essential or secondary sectors. Regrettably, the environment is often considered as such. However, not every Fine Watch brand is feeling the effects of recession to the same degree. In this context, a company could be well-advised to manage its environmental impact, given the repercussions this can have on its image. Unauthorised constructions, accidental pollution due to non-respect of safety regulations or the increased number of commuters in the Arc Jurassien regions are all detrimental to a company’s reputation. Note too that proper environmental management also saves money through optimised use of resources and routine recycling.
Bringing together the watchmaking tradition and the excellence of the jeweler’s savoir-faire, Van Cleef & Arpels creates exceptional timepieces. The Poetry of Time pays tribute to these creations through photographs signed by Guy Lucas de Pesloüan.
In the age of the wristwatch, many scoff at the mechanical clock and don’t deign to consider owning one. Such snobbery would be a mistake, particularly because you would miss the chance to relish the mechanical artistry performed by David Walter.
Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina… the Latin American countries did suffer from the global crisis that affects the world economy. But they still represent interesting markets for the Haute Horlogerie brands.
Fawaz Gruosi isn’t the type of man to follow trends. No, that wouldn’t hold the interest of this creative firebrand. When Gruosi shows up to play, he arrives with his own rules for the game.
Concord president Vincent Perriard, who leaves the company in September to become CEO of Technomarine, executed sweeping changes during his four-year stint with the brand, taking it in a direction that will be continued after he leaves.