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.
Even with the global economy in the grip of a slowdown, watchmaking is still struggling to recruit in certain specialist fields. The Centre de Formation dans le domaine de l’Horlogerie, set up by two professionals in the sector, aims to bridge this gap.
Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.
The Americans, in the grip of recession, are reluctant to buy or even flaunt a high-end timepiece, causing sales of Swiss-Made watches to plummet.
Like climate change, a global threat whose effects can already be felt, counterfeiting has consequences on a worldwide scale. Marc Frisanco, a specialist with the Richemont group, talks about the measures that must be taken.