The dragon is an animal with historic links to the watchmaking brand. The Atelier’s founder was one of the earliest official suppliers to the Imperial Court of China, 280 years ago. Today, Jaquet Droz still regularly explores the symbolism of the dragon in collaboration with John Howe, conceptual designer for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
In 2008, Victoria Beckham launched her eponymous clothing line. More than 15 years later, Beckham’s designs are Fashion Week fixtures, coveted for their sleek sophistication and playful blend of feminine and masculine tailoring. Today, Breitling introduces a new line of timepieces co-designed with the British stylist, the Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham collection, limited to just 1,500 pieces.
The Schaffhausen-based house announced its partnership with Alpine Motorsports, taking central stage as the First Global Partner of the institution. H. Moser & Cie will be present across all of Alpine’s Motorsport programme, which includes the BWT Alpine F1 Team, Alpine Endurance Team, Alpine Academy, Rac(H)er and other projects. This dynamic collaboration brings together two entities synonymous with innovation, heritage and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Since autumn 2022, the watch Maison has been based in Carouge, in the heart of a magnificent century-old villa. All the brand’s activities are now housed here, enabling greater synergy between the different crafts. Take a tour of the premises.
For the Biel/Bienne-based company, 2024 represents an important year in terms of aquatic sports. In addition to the Olympic Games to be held in Paris this summer, the 21st World Swimming Championships were held in Doha from 2 to 18 February this year. Omega was the official timekeeper. The athletes competed in 75 events and six different sports: swimming, open water swimming, artistic swimming, diving, high diving and water polo.
The first edition of the Louis Vuitton Watch Prize for Independent Creatives was won by Raúl Pagès. Awarded on 6 February this year at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, the prize celebrates watchmaking and excellence in craftsmanship. The initiative supported by La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton aims to highlight independent watchmakers who defy the present and push the boundaries of time in the world of fine watchmaking.
In 2020, the Le Brassus Maison began its partnership with Tamara Ralph, pairing several of its watches with her spring/summer Prêt-à-Porter collection. Pursuing their enduring relationship, the watchmaker and the Australian designer have collaborated this year on the design of a Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon limited edition. The timepiece, which was presented last January during the designer’s runway show in Paris, highlights the two brands’ forward-thinking approach to craftsmanship.
The time has come for the watch industry to make archives available on the Internet. Three complementary projects are currently working together to make archives far more accessible: Arc horloger and its referral portal, The Watch Library and Chronospedia.
Swiss watches enjoy an unrivalled worldwide reputation.
The Swiss watch industry has decided to strengthen the criteria of the Swiss made label.
Buying or selling counterfeit products undermines know-how, finances organised crime, and threatens jobs and innovation.