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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
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
Cartier ID One: Niobium-titanium 46 mm case, fabric strap, adjustable folding clasp in 18K white gold © Cartier
Cartier unveils its first concept watch

Considered the king of quartz twenty years ago, Cartier’s interest in mechanical watchmaking is now well-established. By way of demonstration, it presents its first concept watch, a model that needs neither regulating nor lubricant.

Thursday, 10 December 2009
6 min read
Lot 499 : Patek Philippe, Genève, référencée 3420 et datée 1969. (Estimée de 5,000 à 7,000 euros) © Tajan
Tajan: Auctions December 7th, 2009 in Paris

On December 7th2009, at Espace Tajan, Paris, will be held the second part of their Jewels and Watches auction.

Monday, 30 November 2009
Argus des montres
1 min read
First Revelation prototype © Revelation/Photo R. Colombo - diapo.ch
New Models
Revelation: a watch concept, not a concept watch

Anouk Danthe and Olivier Leu have been working all out since 2005 to launch their own brand: Revelation. Four years down the line, the first prototype is in the can and scheduled for launch at Baselworld 2010. The road hasn’t always been smooth but worth every step of the way. Part two.

Friday, 27 November 2009
5 min read
George Daniels © Omega
Ten years of the Omega Co-Axial Escapement

Omega launched the Co-Axial escapement, invented by the eminent watchmaker George Daniels, in 1999. It was the first practical mechanical watch escapement since the Swiss lever escapement more than 150 years ago.

Friday, 27 November 2009
3 min read
New Models
Paul Gerber: The Answer Man

The concept of the impossible does not have a place in the universe of Paul Gerber. In his workshops in Zurich, he translates the most fantastical horologic ideas into functioning mechanics.

Friday, 27 November 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
Gilles Lipovetski © FHH
Point of View
"I don’t believe luxury is in crisis"

The French sociologist and philosopher Gilles Lipovetski was in Geneva to lecture students at the city’s Haute École de Gestion who are preparing the new Masters of Advanced Studies in luxury management. He spoke to Christophe Roulet about the future of luxury.

Friday, 27 November 2009
6 min read

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