When it comes to choosing a watch for summer, the hardest part could be deciding which one. Take your pick of nautically-inspired models for the ideal swimming or sailing companion, blinding white watches to show off a tanned arm, or the sun-drenched sophistication of gold.
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From June 1 to July 31, Cartier and the Palace Museum in Beijing are presenting Beyond Boundaries: Cartier and The Palace Museum Craftsmanship and Restoration Exhibition, in the Meridian Gate Gallery.
Since May 14th, the Cannes Film Festival has kept us on the edge of our seats. Will Sophie Marceau be the victim of yet another wardrobe malfunction? Will Roman Abramovitch get a parking fine for his yacht? Grab your popcorn and enjoy the last moments of glitz and glamour on the Croisette.
Like anywhere else, China's watch enthusiasts have their favourites. Patek Philippe's Nautilus Ref. 5711, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202, and pretty much anything by Richard Mille or Rolex have proved hugely popular these past four to five years. In contrast, models that sell well in other countries don't always appeal.
The latest report on the Swiss watch industry by US investment bank Morgan Stanley, in association with Swiss consultancy LuxeConsult, points to accelerated polarisation within the sector. The main players are growing at significantly higher than average rates while seeing their market share increase.
Another year, another moon. As the Asian - and specifically Chinese, South Korean and Hong Kong - markets gain traction in the world of luxury, more and more brands are finding ways to celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year.