The curtain has come down on the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, marked by a record number of exhibitors that proved themselves well able to adapt their products to a mixed environment.
Fabergé has an exceptional watchmaker to thank for its movements in the person of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. His company, Agenhor, is rethinking horological mechanics. More from the man himself, during Dubai Watch Week.
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Aurélie Branchini and Masaki Kanazawa are both restorers of antique clocks and watches at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, under Daniel Curtit.
France's Syndicat National des Antiquaires called an early-morning press conference to present changes to the Biennale des Antiquaires. The coffee and croissants went down better than the announcement.
Innovation was the word on everyone's lips at EPHJ, Switzerland's annual gathering of watch industry contractors and suppliers, and the only way ahead for a branch facing an uncertain future.
The ultimate reference, Fine Watchmaking remained a vague idea for too long. The role of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie was to provide the necessary clarifications. This is mission accomplished, with the White Paper that defines this singular environment and the brands within it.
Patek Philippe came to Baselworld with a new iteration of its Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300, which becomes the most complicated wristwatch in its regular collection. An alternative response to the current climate for certain brands only.
Andreas Wyss, managing director of the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), isn't necessarily opposed to the increasing number of certifications in the watch segment. His concern is more retailers' ability to pass on proper information to the end customer, which isn't always the case.