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?
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
Chiming watches, whether minute repeaters, grandes sonneries or alarms, are embedded in the history of the Le Sentier brand, a tradition it upholds this year with customary brilliance.
IWC Schaffhausen and its partner Solaris Yachts have worked on a very special customised sailing yacht, the Double Moon. A 55-foot Solaris 55 from the Italian boatbuilder was designed to perfectly reflect the new Portugieser watch collection.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Mr Porter present the Master Ultra Thin Kingsman Knife watch, a limited edition of 100 timepieces, specially adapted for The King’s Man, the upcoming film directed by Matthew Vaughn.