In November 2019 Kering partnered with The Explorers. Ulysse Nardin reinforces this collaboration and becomes the official timekeeper of this ever-lasting around-the-globe scientific and exploratory expedition. Ben Thouard, one of Ulysse Nardin’s “friends of the brand”, is a key partner of the expedition.
In its latest annual report, Richemont singles out Panerai for its strong performance during the financial year to end March. Since then, Covid-19 has stopped luxury brands in their tracks. We look at the state of play with Panerai Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Pontroué.
For the fourth consecutive year, Carré des Horlogers welcomed a panel of brands representing "new watchmaking", the majority of which are intent on shaking up old habits and traditions.
Panerai, famed for its link to Italian combat divers, introduces the Panerai Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech™ - 47mm as a 33-piece limited edition. Made from carbotech, a material based on carbon fibre, this professional dive watch delivers remarkable technical performance.
With only a handful of collections launching at SIHH 2019, it was left to the brands' most recognisable lines to inject newness and fresh designs, which they did wonderfully well. "Variations on a theme", what they lack in surprise factor, they more than make up for in instant appeal.
IWC Schaffhausen comes to SIHH 2019 with a new Spitfire line, in honour of the engineers behind the legendary British fighter plane. All the Spitfire watches are equipped with IWC in-house movements, including this Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar.