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