As the watch industry embraces affordable luxury, less than €5,000 will buy you a timepiece by the most prestigious names. Here's our selection of ten new styles for men and women.
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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.
From its ultra-light titanium case to an anthracite dial with a hint of orange, the new Slim d'Hermès confirms its understated but never staid nature –with the additional benefit of an extra-thin manufacture movement.
Swatch Group is struggling to convince investors. Its share price has been virtually flat since January, after losing 42% over the last seven months of 2018. Richemont, in comparison, is making headway. Meanwhile, French luxury groups are flying high.
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.
Could it be the fiftieth anniversary of Man's first steps on the moon that has so inspired watchmakers? This year, brands are pulling out all the stops with a host of watches dedicated to the moon-phase complication. Because what could be lovelier than a moon-struck mechanism?
Mother-of-pearl marquetry and gem-setting take centre-stage on two new Arceau watches. The H Déco motif is borrowed from the Hermès tea set of the same name while the centre of the dial, signed with a double H, tilts and turns with each movement of the wrist.
It was a great year all round at SIHH, and a banner year for ladies’ watches. New complications, purpose-built movements, new materials and virtuoso gem-setting rendered ladies’ watches from the show’s Maisons as technically impressive as men’s watches this year, and as aesthetically impressive as ever.