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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
Close-up of two letter Js, engraved on case backs. Although identical to the naked eye, AlpVision's FingerprintTM detection system shows that the metal has a different texture © AlpVision
News
AlpVision invents an intelligent anti-counterfeiting solution

AlpVision, a Swiss firm based in Vevey, has developed a digital imaging system based on mathematical algorithms that will identify a watch throughout its lifetime, and for one simple reason: all industrially-manufactured products, even mass-made ones, have their own print.

Monday, 23 March 2009
4 min read
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Watch@Tablet - overview
Economy
Everything you always wanted to know about… fine watches but were afraid to ask

The Watch@Tablet, an encyclopaedia of fine watches developed by the FHH for retailers, is set to become an invaluable resource for sales staff. This touchscreen notebook gives advice and information on demand.

Monday, 23 March 2009
4 min read
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Excalibur skeleton double tourbillon © Roger Dubuis
Point of View
Roger Dubuis must develop on a global scale

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Roger Dubuis in summer 2008, Matthias Schuler, formerly Chief Operating Officer at IWC, talks about the brand's future.

Monday, 23 March 2009
5 min read
Admiral's Cup Chronograph 40 Diamonds © Corum
Point of View
"We need to wow the end customer"

With sales for the fourth quarter 2008 taking a plunge, Corum has completely revised its strategy and is now focusing on creativity and exclusivity. Retailers no longer want to tie up their cash assets in basic products. Antonio Calce, chief executive, explains.

Monday, 23 March 2009
5 min read
PMG 47 S6 PR, cal. 1700 movement © Pierre Michel Golay
News
Pierre-Michel Golay is the new brand in the Franck Muller Group

At the head of research and development at Franck Muller since 2002, Pierre-Michel Golay is setting up his own brand within the group. A tribute to the talent and creativity of a man who has devoted his life to complications… in all simplicity.

Monday, 23 March 2009
5 min read
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Ballon bleu de Cartier flying tourbillon watch in white gold, 9452 MC calibre © Cartier
New Models
Cartier: By Design and Movement

Mention the name Cartier and it conjures up images of resplendence and magnificence. In all objects of their creation—from jewelry to perfumes and cigarette lighters — Cartier embodies exceptional quality and exclusivity.

Monday, 23 March 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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