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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.