Speaking in Baselworld, Marc Hayek, CEO of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz, takes stock of "his" brands in what is still a challenging environment for the Swiss watch industry. Interview.
Panthère and Drive are the new faces of Cartier in time measurement. A jeweller at heart with watchmaking coming later, the brand is refocusing on its founding tenets and addressing ladies first. Men won't be forgotten, but this new approach sees Cartier take on its mantle as a "women's brand".
In one of his final interviews as CEO of Montblanc before moving on to a corporate position at the Richemont Group, Jerome Lambert discusses the transition from Montblanc and the product direction he has taken with the brand that will now be his legacy. “People seem to be recognizing that we are also known for fine watchmaking and our watches are making a big buzz,” says Lambert.
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Late last year Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles held an exceptional Marilyn Monroe sale which promised nothing less than the largest ever collection of items once belonging to the world's most famous starlet. The show’s star? A Blancpain cocktail watch, which hadn’t been seen since 1962.
Luxury and influence have long been intertwined. Within social media, few individuals succeed in reshaping self-identity and behaviour of online consumers. With ‘Tastemakers’, we aim to uncover these new authorities, whether they are creators or ‘coolhunters’. Today, we welcome Florian, creator of The Dressing Box.
Speake-Marin ambassador with an eye for a beautiful watch, Pierce Brosnan, alias James Bond, is a man who knows how to share his enthusiasm.
In December, the "Grande Maison" sold a record number of watches in its own boutiques. Orders taken during SIHH exceeded expectations. An interview with CEO Daniel Riedo, in a positive mood.
Christian Laurent, master watchmaker and inventor for Jaeger-LeCoultre for 44 years is the manager of a team of 47 experienced watchmakers and experts in the brand’s Grande Complications workshop. In fact, when he started this Grande Complications division 28 years ago, he started with four people. He built it 10 fold-plus over the years.
Bought in 2010 by three e-commerce specialists, Chrono24 has quickly grown into the biggest online marketplace for new and pre-owned watches. More from Tim Stracke, co-founder of the site.