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?
Failing to realise the full implications of counterfeiting, countless Internet users are snapping up products that offer irresistible value for money, just a few clicks away. In doing so, they are fuelling the new El Dorado for organised crime.
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 one*
A country-by-country analysis of Swiss export figures shows that France has been one of the most buoyant markets since 2006, distinct from the other countries that share the top five spots. Laurent Picciotto, proprietor of Chronopassion in Paris, suggests why.
With two world records achieved at Antiquorum in New York, and a successful third Only Watch charity auction in Monaco, under the hammer of Patrizzi & Co, the autumn season of collectible watch sales has got off to a flying start.