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.
A miniature “jigsaw puzzle” composed of 81 interlocking pieces, the dial of this timepiece is a unique work of art stemming from the meticulous work of a micropainting virtuoso. To achieve this feat, the artisan had to dismantle the puzzle to paint the edges of each piece with precision. He then painstakingly reassembled them to form the dial. Thanks to his technical mastery, he was able to capture the essence of the panda, a peaceful and emblematic animal.
Driven by a love of watchmaking engineering and with more than three generations of family watchmaking behind him, the inventor of this new company, which bears the name of his great-great-grandfather’s workshop where exceptional timepieces were already being made, is making a big splash with a watch featuring a single barrel ensuring a 1000-hour power reserve.
The watch Maison is broadening its cultural universe as part of its “Made of Makers” programme, which brings together artists from disciplines outside watchmaking. This year, it welcomes Brendi Wedinger, a multimedia artist renowned for her 3D digital works that juggle the real and the imaginary. Nature and particularly its flowers is her main source of inspiration.
The famous French brand is making its return to the America’s Cup as title partner of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup Barcelona. The world’s most prestigious sailing competition will start on 12 October 2024 off the coast of the Catalan capital.
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.