In the same year, 1980, that he joined Chopard, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele imagined the St-Moritz watch. Today, seconded by his son, Karl-Fritz, and his father, Karl, he has looked to this best-selling sport watch as inspiration for the Alpine Eagle collection.
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Presented by the Musée International d'Horlogerie (MIH), this year's Prix Gaïa awards go to enamel artist Suzanne Rohr, historian Laurent Tissot and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard CEO. The MIH is also launching a subscription watch to help finance restoration of important exhibits.
As the most digital-oriented luxury market in the world, China is a whole other story for fine watch brands. Young consumers get most of their information from social platforms such as Weibo or WeChat, making it hard for brands to reach them directly. This has produced the so-called “fan economy”.
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.
In its latest report on the 100 largest luxury goods companies globally, Deloitte consultancy firm discusses the factors that will secure future growth – and these no longer include history and heritage.
Inspired by Italy's famed Mille Miglia race, since 1988 the eponymous collection from Chopard returns each year in limited editions. A combination of style, elegance and precise mechanisms, the brand has it all mapped out.
Can you spot the ultimate opal, recognise a malachite, pick your turquoise of choice or know the best pedigree for a lapis-lazuli? Learn to decipher the quality of the gemstones used for watch dials.