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?
Ulysse Nardin has been confirmed as the official timekeeper for one of the rare sporting competitions still on the calendar for summer 2020: the Vendee-Arctique-Les-Sables d'Olonne that will enable skippers to qualify for the Vendée Globe.
The dial of the Arceau Harnais Français Remix is a magnificent miniature painting on porcelain.
Konstantin Chaykin knows that a mission to Mars demands meticulous planning, including the development of a mechanical watch that will function reliably and autonomously both in space and on Mars.
The De Ville Tourbillon Limited Edition is fitted with a Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement that withstands magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.
It's now a case of size matters in the watch industry, both for manufacturers and for retailers. The UK-based Watches of Switzerland Group is an excellent example, as its share price confirms.
Zenith presents the Chronomaster Revival “Shadow”, inspired by a little-known prototype from 1970.