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?
A newcomer to the Fine Watch segment, Badollet puts customer service at the heart of its strategy. Explanation.
Whether ostentatious or elegantly understated, in recent years technique has reached a level rarely equalled in the past. And for a very simple reason: aficionados are clamouring for more. Ulysse Nardin and H. Moser & Cie would be first to agree.
The Genevan watchmaker has housed a minute-repeater inside an ultra-slim case… and is already chuckling at the idea of seeing others try and imitate his patented mechanism.
Everyone knew Vincent Calabrese had been very much involved in designing the flying karrusel, presented by Blancpain at this year's Baselworld. And yet when the Le Brassus firm lifted the veil on one of its finest creations, his name stayed under wraps. The much-awaited announcement proved to be even bigger news than expected: Vincent Calabrese has sold his company to Blancpain and joined the Manufacture as a creator. An interview with a very happy man.
A. Lange & Söhne presents a delicate tourbillon mechanism set inside the Cabaret watch's rectangular case. True to form, the manufacture's watchmakers have given it a subtle but infinitely sophisticated twist: this particular tourbillon can be stopped and time set to the nearest second.
In 2007, the Genevan jeweller purchased the world's biggest chameleon diamond. Today it is the centrepiece of a ring, surrounded by a cluster of yellow diamonds. The ultimate in elegance and totally unique.