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?
In autumn 2008, the Le Sentier firm revised its distribution business model. Its objective for this year is to step up its marketing activity and to open new points of sale. All is revealed in an interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.
With Une Journée à Paris, the Les Jardins "quantième de saison" models and its Midnight collections, Van Cleef & Arpels stays true to the poetic complications that have become a hallmark of the brand. Nicolas Bos, International Marketing Director, explains.
HH Magazine caught up with Stefano Macaluso, VP at Girard-Perregaux, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2009, where he discussed latest developments at the brand.
With the counterfeit market apparently thriving, and intent on taking advantage of the current crisis while ever it can, the weapons with which to fight this scourge are many and varied.
A storm is brewing in the Swiss watch branch. After four years' thriving activity that most sectors could only dream of, the industry came down to earth with a bump in autumn 2008.