LVMH's watch brands are in Dubai to present the first new releases of the year. We take a closer look.
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From April 25th to 29th 2020, the leading names in Fine Watchmaking will be in Geneva for the 30th edition of SIHH which becomes Watches & Wonders Geneva. This new format welcomes 31 watch brands including MB&F and H. Moser & Cie. They join the Historic Maisons after four years as part of the Carré des Horlogers, which continues to spotlight the most talented independent watchmakers and in 2020 sees the arrival of five new brands.
An ongoing drop in volume exports, an inexplicable intervention by the competition watchdog, problems in Hong Kong, individual exhibition strategies... the face of the Swiss watch industry is changing in 2020.
At Dubai Watch Week, organiser Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and US-based specialist WatchBox announced a joint venture to develop the certified pre-owned watch market in the region.
Fiona Krüger rose to prominence with her Skull watches. She followed this with the Chaos collection, whose proprietary movement was developed with Agenhor. The designer reminded an audience at Dubai Watch Week that art and philosophy have their place in time measurement.
Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux, believes watch brands, irrespective of size, fall into two categories: the exciting ones and the others. We found out more at Dubai Watch Week.
Guest of honour at Dubai Watch Week, the non-executive president of LVMH's Watch division made a passionate appeal in support of Swiss watchmaking, an industry that "doesn't exist". Prior to this, Hublot had unveiled a special edition for the Emirates.
Mechanisms are front and centre throughout Dubai Watch Week. In a collector's world, the movement is king. Not at H. Moser & Cie. where dials have been elevated to the rank of science. A signature that marks the brand's "difference", confirmed by the two limited editions unveiled in Dubai.
The Alpine Eagle takes centre-stage for Chopard at Dubai Watch Week. In stores since a little over a month, the new collection is a soaring success, according to the brand's co-president, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.