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?
Jaquet Droz gives a mark of prestige to ceramic, a high-tech material that is still rarely seen in fine watchmaking. The superlative quality of the raw material combines with sophisticated manufacturing techniques to create avant-garde cases with a penetrating deep lustre.
Eve, Penelope and Calypso: three mythical figures and three women who, each in their own way, have reconciled humankind with the mysteries of time and life. Mysteries to which women will always hold the key.
The Professional Watchmaking-Jewellery and Microtechnology Environment Show in Lausanne (Switzerland) ended on a positive note, with more exhibitors and visitors this year. Will orders placed there save the industry's suppliers from a disastrous 2009?
The JCK show affirmed the luxury brands are on the right track, demonstrating solid value with the quality of their timepieces and the support shown to retailers.
I'd never thought about time as a cultural concept until I moved to Japan. Time was, well, time. Time passes. Too slowly on a rainy day, too quickly on happy days you wish would never end. From the Creation of the World to the Apocalypse, time passes. Whether we're killing time to fend off boredom, or whether time is slowly killing us, it passes. As the inscription on the sundial reminds us, Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat: every hour wounds, the last one kills! Time passes, and so do we.