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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

Things change fast between watches and the Web. Only a few months ago, brands were still slightly suspicious of the Internet. Today, they are stepping up their online initiative...

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
Point of View
"Those who don't want us don't deserve us!"

Asked why certain prestigious brands don't support the work of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, which he presides, Franco Cologni throws them a line when he answers with this Italian proverb, adding that watchmaking's values are worth fighting for. What is Fine Watchmaking? Why is the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) no longer in charge of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva? Is the FHH infeuded to the Richemont Group, the reason why several brands may refuse to join? The Foundation's president, Franco Cologni, puts the record straight.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
7 min read
Corum carves out a place in the fine watch segment

Taken in hand by the Wunderman family in 2000, the small La Chaux-de-Fonds brand stands out for its "one step at a time" commercial strategy. A case of patience rewarded...

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Florence Noël
4 min read
BNB Concept, the Fine watchmaking meteorite

With a growth rate of 200% every six months, BNB Concept, specialist in the design of complicated movements for leading watchmakers, has got off to a dazzling start. In just three years, the enterprise has moved on from its start-up origins to that of an SME with 130 employees. And it's only the start…

Thursday, 21 February 2008
5 min read
Point of View
Jean-Christophe Bédos: "Innovation is an essential value for Boucheron"

The renowned Parisian jeweller is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Far from resting on its laurels, this year Boucheron is unveiling an exclusive Fine Jewellery collection, presenting seven unique mobile phones and launching a new men's watch in collaboration with Manufacture Girard-Perregaux. From bold projects to exceptional creations, the brand remains true to the values that inspired Frédéric Boucheron, while keeping an eye firmly on the future.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Marie de Pimodan
4 min read
Blancpain Women Saint-Valentin 2008 © Blancpain
History repeats itself…

It would come as almost no surprise were we to open up one of today's timepieces and see the name Lépine or Berthoud, two of the great master watchmakers of centuries past, engraved inside.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
4 min read

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