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.
In early October, Breguet cut the ribbon at its new Moscow boutique, inside the prestigious GUM mall, just minutes from the Kremlin. The new store also displays historic timepieces from the Breguet Museum in Paris.
Richemont has found a partner of choice in Alibaba to develop its Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter online platforms in China. With the biggest IPO in history and 600 million users to its name, Alibaba is behind more than 50% of e-commerce in its domestic market.
A 41mm Arceau watch in pink gold frames a horse's head, borrowed from Hermès' "Robe du Soir" silk scarf. The design is assembled from 2,200 tiny pieces of leather. A reminder of the company's heritage as a saddle-maker, it is proposed as a limited edition of twelve numbered pieces.
A world-first in watchmaking, F.P.Journe offers a chance to hear the binaural sound of the Sonnerie Souveraine at www.fpjourne.com, recorded in the anechoic chamber of EPFL technology university in Lausanne.
At the recent Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin presented four new additions to the Diver Chronometer collection, with black and blue redesigns joined by a Diver Great White and a special Monaco version, both limited editions.
Having searched ten years for the ideal location, Richard Mille has opened a flagship on 57th Street, in central Manhattan. This is the brand's ninth store in the United States as well as the largest Richard Mille boutique anywhere in the world.