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?
The ancient decorative technique is used to showcase the Fleur de Lys and Fleur de Vie floral motifs cherished by visionary naturalist Jaquet Droz.
Jaeger-LeCoultre continues its revamp of the Master Control collection with two interpretations of the Memovox, the legendary alarm watch that debuted in 1950. As chiming watches, they are part of a long tradition that the Manufacture is emphasising this year.
Chanel celebrates 20 years of the J12 with a version in three limited editions – 33mm, 38mm and Haute Horlogerie enamel – decorated with 20 symbols of the brand.
Yiqing Yin, a youthful prodigy in the world of Haute Couture, is joining Vacheron Constantin for its “One of not many” campaign. She will be the face of the Égérie collection for women, launched by the Manufacture in February 2020.
Watchmakers face an increasing number of setbacks in Hong Kong. No longer the number-one export market for Swiss brands, this special administrative region is also at risk of losing its status as a major trade hub.