Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications® watches provide a unique vision of time, in which craft skills combine with technical prowess to bring stories to life. Their intricate mechanisms offer precious moments of emotion, marked by the distinctive imagination of the Maison.
Within days of each other, Girard-Perregaux, Richard Mille and TAG Heuer announced partnerships with prestigious car manufacturers. Breitling, IWC and Roger Dubuis already have successful automotive alliances. More about this meeting of mechanical minds.
With exports worth CHF 1,412 million between January and July this year, the USA ranks second in world distribution for the Swiss watch industry, just behind Hong Kong at CHF 1,570 million and well ahead of Japan with CHF 667 million.
It's hard to imagine the industrial zone on the edge of La Chaux-de-Fonds without Tag Heuer. In the space of 24 months, the firm has doubled the size of its production facilities to accommodate its headquarters, set up its 360 Museum and, in the same breath, increased its workforce by 30%. Same story at the brand's other sites in Sion and Cornol. There are currently some 60 vacancies to be filled at Tag Heuer, whose growth is now driven as much by watches as by eyewear. And the brand is about to unveil its first mobile phones, showing that Tag Heuer is at the head of a vast micromechanical potential with multiple applications Jean-Christophe Babin was talking to Christophe Roulet
Building on an ultra-innovative concept, HD3 Complication is sweeping the board among collectors who see watchmaking as an art in itself. Portrait of a brand.
The Neuchâtel enamel painter Louis Reguin and the almost-centenarian artist Hans Erni are given pride of place at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The former for his "Monumental Miniatures" and the latter for his famous triptych, created for Expo '58 in Brussels, on the measurement of time.
With the Calibre 9452 MC of its Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon, Cartier can now claim membership of the very select group of watch manufacturers to have been awarded the Poinçon de Genève, one of the profession's most sought-after distinctions.