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New Models
Autumn’s new releases

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.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
6 min read
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China-SSE
Economy
China’s push for “common prosperity”

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?

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
6 min read
Jean-Frédéric Dufour, President and CEO of Zenith © Zenith
Economy
Zenith just wants to be itself

Since arriving at the head of the firm six months ago, Jean-Frédéric Dufour has gone all-out to refocus the collections on the brand’s fundamental values, no better symbolised than by its legendary El Primero movement.

Monday, 25 January 2010
4 min read
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Bugatti Atalante © Parmiginani Fleurier SA
Point of View
"We must remain humble with respect to our forefathers"

For Michel Parmigiani, any self-respecting watch firm must be committed to understanding, mastering and promoting the branch’s ancestral savoir-faire.

Monday, 25 January 2010
5 min read
Métiers d’Art – La symbolique des laques © Vacheron Constantin
Economy
Vacheron Constantin steers its course

Grandes complications, the applied arts and extra-thin movements are Vacheron Constantin’s chosen themes this year, in true respect for a tradition that has found particular favour in China.

Monday, 25 January 2010
5 min read
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Jules Audemars Selfwinding Watch, Dial ''Spiral''guilloché motif © Audemars Piguet
News
Decoration of watches and movements
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
4 min read
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Gabon Mask wristwatch © Vacheron Constantin
News
Where the applied arts are alive and well

The applied arts are second nature for Vacheron Constantin.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
2 min read
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News
Engraving: an endangered art?

Manufactures are giving unprecedented emphasis to the applied arts, yet at the same time engraving is under threat from modern machining techniques. A review of the situation with CIFOM, the only school in Switzerland to teach this art.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
6 min read
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