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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
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
EURO 08 Chronometer specially designed by Hublot for referees officiating at the Euro 2008 © Hublot
When Beauty kisses the Beast

Football has won new supporters among some brands but is struggling to seduce the Fine Watch sector.

Friday, 20 June 2008
Katja Schaer
5 min read
Patek Philippe Advanced Research, réf. 5450 © Patek Philippe
Silinvar®, Spiromax® and other Patek Philippe Pulsomax®

It has been six years since Patek Philippe started to study the possibilities of the application of silicon in watchmaking techniques.

Thursday, 19 June 2008
2 min read
Point of View
Meeting the industry at the Société Suisse de Chronométrie

With its 1,100 members, the Société Suisse de Chronométrie is the branch's largest professional association alongside the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Its purpose is to promote technical and scientific knowledge in the sector. Christophe Roulet met its President, Zian Kighelman.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
5 min read
Vintage 1945 © Girard-Perregaux
New Models
Looking back in wonder

Visitors to the IWC stand at the 2008 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie couldn't help but fall for the deliciously nostalgic charm of its decor, a quiet reminiscence of the different eras that were marked by the brand's milestone models, such as the Pilot, Portugaise or Ingenieur watches. Six models in all are honoured in the Vintage collection, launched to commemorate the Schaffhausen Manufacture's 140th jubilee (see box).

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
5 min read
Royal Berkeley © Backes & Strauss
Finding a gold mine in diamonds

Why is the watch industry suddenly putting diamonds on every wrist?

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
5 min read
Tracking down watches on the Net

As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The first in a three-part file.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
3 min read

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