The arrival of new brands over the past decade or so is helping to keep the horological gene pool fresh, with bright ideas and even brighter timepieces.
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You may have forgotten your toothbrush (hopefully not your passport!), but you won't have gone anywhere this summer without your favourite timepiece clasped to your wrist - and another one in your suitcase, if you’re lucky!
It'll be red carpet time on Sunday March 4th as the American film industry celebrates its actors, directors and movies at the 90th Academy Awards. What if the nominees were from the watch industry instead? And the winner is...
Fine watchmaking has long been a world dominated by men, but a stroll around SIHH this year suggested things are starting to change. With more and more new releases, from Romain Gauthier's first ever ladies' watch to Richard Mille's new RM 07-01, we are seeing women's watches reach higher levels of complexity. It looks like ladies' watches are slowly beginning to rival men's.
The end of crisis and the upturn in sales, digital strategy and millennials, refocusing of its collections, changes to distribution... The CEO of Richemont's flagship brand shared his thoughts in an interview given in the Auditorium at SIHH. Read some of the highlights below.
Vacheron Constantin's Les Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers collection is a tribute to the adventurers who, at the end of the eighteenth century, dared to defy the laws of gravity. Copied from historic drawings, the dials beautifully render five hot-air balloons that took to the skies in France between 1783 and 1785.
Should we really be asking what time we have on our wrist? With so many devices to keep us punctual, the luxury watch becomes an ideal canvas for expressing a different vision of time. As well as exceptional mechanisms, SIHH is also the backdrop for poetry, philosophy, even provocation.