Not known for architectural swagger, Swatch Group has cut the ribbon on the new Swatch headquarters. The snake-like building is like nothing ever seen before in the branch. For Nick Hayek, it's about sparking the emotions and arousing curiosity.
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It's not every day you meet a mountain-climbing, free-diving, Alpine-horn-loving watchmaker. David Candaux carries on not just a family tradition but that of the region he calls home, giving a fresh twist to the heritage that runs through Vallée de Joux. Introducing the newest member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI).
Renowned as a specialist in complications and the decorative arts, Bovet is working on a new in-house calibre for 2013, manufactured in the finest watchmaking tradition.
Greubel Forsey’s new manufacture, just outside La Chaux-de-Fonds, makes a subtle nod to the brand’s timepieces whose technical complexity has borne a certain influence on how the space is organised.
Pascal Dubois has watches in his blood. He and his brother Jean-Philippe are the fourth generation at the head of Dubois Dépraz, a family firm, founded in 1901 in the Vallée de Joux, that produces complications for the leading names in Swiss watches.
"Atelier Cabinotiers Special Orders" is the bespoke watchmaking department, inaugurated at Vacheron Constantin at the beginning of 2007. An unusual decision but one that sits perfectly with the values of the oldest Manufacture in the world.