As the effects of climate change become more and more “tangible”, luxury’s leading names are responding to the need for urgent action to stem environmental destruction and loss of biodiversity.
Pushing the boundaries of its artistic design even further, Louis Erard reveals a completely unique triptych. Alain Silberstein was given carte blanche, designing the series of three watches like a picture over three panels. Three lots of 178 models at accessible prices.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in partnership with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, is launching an international campaign to wipe out counterfeiting. This new campaign targets those who carry the most responsibility for keeping this twenty-first century scourge alive: the people who buy.
Smaller brands appear to be weathering the economic storm, carried along by their modest size and flexible structure.
At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2009, Philippe Merk now succeeds Georges-Henri Meylan at the helm of Audemars Piguet. An opportunity to take stock with these two personalities from the watchmaking world.
The Genevan manufacture is the creator of the most valuable watch at the SIHH 2009. The Kallania weighs in at five million euros and some 170 carats of diamonds.
If 2008 was a vital exercise for Montblanc in establishing the brand's credibility in the Fine Watch segment, the coming twelve months will be devoted to confirming its status with new and exceptional models. In five short years, the brand has already imposed its style with the Rieussec and Villeret ranges.
With economic crisis at its door, and consumption on the way down, paradoxically Spain is still a promised land for Fine Watch brands.