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New Models
Autumn’s new releases

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.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
6 min read
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China-SSE
Economy
China’s push for “common prosperity”

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?

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
6 min read
The enjoyment of the cherry trees in full bloom, in early April. This is a time of collective celebration, when people picnic under the trees (hanami)
Economy
Western time or Japanese time? A line or a dot?

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.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Cyrille Vigneron
5 min read
Roller Guardian Time (RGT) © Ladoire
News
Ladoire, as time rolls by

The recently launched Ladoire brand, named after its founder, is part of the emerging trend among watchmakers to propose a thousand and one ways to read the time. Its first watch, the Roller Guardian Time, has hours, minutes and seconds literally rolling inside an unconventional case.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
4 min read
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Classique 7337 - Date, moon phases and running seconds © Breguet
New Models
Breguet: the Expression of Being

Breguet is enhanced by advanced technologies and inspired by the world of culture. The collection unveiled this year at Basel 2009 certainly adheres to these criteria.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
6 min read
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CM silicon lever on a staff © Coredem
News
"The crisis is saving Swiss watchmaking"

A watchmaking engineer and constructor at the head of the R&D consultancy Coredem, Henri-Michel Guignard believes the quality of mechanical products fails to live up to retail prices… and that the current climate will force this to change.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
5 min read
Cape Cod Grand Hours rose gold © Hermès
Point of View
La Montre Hermès has new ambitions

Luc Perramond, who took over at the head of La Montre Hermès on January 5th this year, has set his sights high for the watchmaking wing of the world-famous French luxury brand.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Quentin Simonet
6 min read
Etienne Klein © point-of-views.ch
Point of View
Imprisoned in the present!

As a specialist in the study of time in physics, Etienne Klein* generously accepted to share his thoughts on this universal question. The second in a three-part exchange.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Natalia Signoroni
7 min read
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Event

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