Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.
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Combining modern materials and a sophisticated design, the new SW embodies Jaquet Droz's watchmaking expertise in a powerful and versatile watch.
The end of the tunnel could be in sight for the eco-conscious luxury watch. Slowly but surely, brands are beginning to produce timepieces that incorporate ethically sourced, recycled or upcycled materials. The story so far…
Small-scale and artisanal mines have a crucial role in improving the lives of local communities but are also a target for organised crime, which makes them a controversial topic at the heart of the gold supply chain. This third and final article in the series looks at the challenges facing the informal mining sector as debated at the recent Basel Gold Day.
Gold refiners were in the hot seat this summer, accused of inadequately controlling the origin of the gold they refine. This was one of the subjects up for discussion at Basel Gold Day, organised by Mark Pieth. Part two.
Reports confirm that younger generations are the most sensitive to sustainable development, which includes issues surrounding gold mining. What impact does this have in the field? The recent Basel Gold Day workshop, led by Mark Pieth, put the question on the table, starting with the role of the consumer.
Innovations come thick and fast at Richard Mille. After the RM 72-01, the brand's first in-house chronograph with a patented mechanism, featured in a film by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel, all eyes are on the RM 27-04. This tourbillon with a world-first construction celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand's partnership with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, Hublot is re-issuing the 1980 Classic Original, the first watch to combine gold and rubber that lay the foundations for the brand’s signature Art of Fusion.
Panerai continues its pursuit of novel applications for materials with the introduction of an unusual combination in the Submersible family.