Among the more than 60,000 employees in the watchmaking and microtechnology sector, there is no shortage of examples of outstanding careers. However, it is not always instinctive to manage teams, sometimes made up of former colleagues, or to take on major responsibilities within a production workshop.
The Hölstein watch manufacturer has long worked in partnership with research and engineering institutes. It recently presented a new timepiece featuring an avant-garde dial whose titanium surface has been treated with laser technology that divides light into its different components, creating a rainbow effect, depending on the angle of observation.
Dazzling, poetic works of art combining mastery of stones with technical prowess and undisputed aesthetic elegance, the watchmaking house offers a unique vision of women’s horology. Created in 2018, the Geneva-based brand offers a true high-end watch and jewellery universe, grounded in the mastery of lapidary art along with Swiss watchmaking excellence. It presents a floral, enchanted and poetic composition.
Watchmaking is often confined to the wrist. For anyone who loves beautiful watches, there comes a time when they have to make a difficult choice: which one to wear and which to leave in the shadows. This decision can lead to a feeling of dissatisfaction when these magnificent timepieces go unused.
The best watchmaking creations were recently honoured at the 23rd edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Among the 19 prizes awarded, the “Aiguille d’Or” best-in-show award was scooped by Audemars Piguet. Piaget received two prizes in the Artistic Crafts and Ladies’ Watch categories.
From 9 to 19 November, the Planet Ocean exhibition took up residence at the Chelsea Factory in New York. Retracing the history of the watchmaking Maison, it featured a large number of timepieces. At the entrance to the exhibition, a special “Vintage” section features a whole series of historic models on loan from the Omega Museum in Biel/Bienne. The rest of the exhibition is divided into different themes dear to the brand.
In the first six months of the financial year, Richemont reported a strong underlying performance amid continued economic and geopolitical uncertainties and an unfavourable foreign exchange environment. Sales from continuing operations rose by 12% at constant exchange rates (+6% at actual exchange rates) to € 10.2 billion. Operating profit from continuing operations was € 2.7 billion, up 15% at constant exchange rates.
A veritable jewel in the crown of the city’s bistro heritage, as well as the last remaining example of the grand late-19th century cafés and restaurants on the Rue du Rhône, the Bavaria has been reborn as the “F.P. Journe Le Restaurant”, after a lengthy period of renovation and upgrading.
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.