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Baselworld 2017 – 5 great watches you need to know.

Baselworld 2017 – 5 great watches you need to know.

With Baselworld 2017 starting, all the Swiss watchmaking industry will be celebrating the best creative minds and extraordinary watches. Last year was not the greatest year of all for the Swiss Watchmaking industry. Thanks to a good holiday season, Swiss watchmakers ended up the year at -9.7%. It could have been much worse. The segment of +CHF 8’000 were responsible for the biggest part of these negative results with -11.6%. Watches between CHF 500 to CHF 3’000 only decreased by 3.9%….

Baselworld 2017, Press conference

Baselworld 2017, Press conference

3, 2, 1… we declare Baselworld 2017 opened. The international Watch fair starts with the traditional Press conference. After a 2016 business year quite tough for the Swiss watch industry, Everybody expects to see a better incoming year. Swiss Watch brands are ready to take the challenge.  Facing all difficulties there is only one answer: Innovate, Create and be brave. 2016, a battlefield with severe losses The environment confronting the Swiss watch industry remained dif cult throughout the year 2016. Swiss watch…

Slim d’Hermès Manufacture 2016, purity in motion.

Slim d’Hermès Manufacture 2016, purity in motion.

A few weeks before Baselworld 2016 to start, Hermès revealed the Slim d’Hermès Manufacture 2016 collection. A perfect example of what we could call “less is more”. Full review here.

Baume & Mercier, Linea Day and Night collection

Baume & Mercier, Linea Day and Night collection

Baume & Mercier is one of the important players in the Swiss Watch industry. With more than 200’000 timepieces produced every year, definitely makes them as an important reference. This year they are launching the new Linea Day and Night collection as a symbol of timeless femininity and elegance. The strenght of Baume & Mercier is to be loyal to its heritage and to use it to project the future. With the Linea Day & Night collection, Baume & Mercier…

Harry Winston Opus XIII by Ludovic Ballouard

Harry Winston Opus XIII by Ludovic Ballouard

Version française ici Reinventing the time each year by offering a blend of traditional watchmaking, technical innovation and innovative design, this is the challenge that is launched with the Harry Winston Opus adventure. The new episode of this amazing and enigmatic “Haute Horlogerie” saga, called Opus XIII. It was highly anticipated, and once again, it defied the rules of conventional watchmaking, exceeding all expectations. It is almost impossible to understand the workings of this watch with simple images, which is why…

Luxury watches have no time for the recession

Luxury watches have no time for the recession

With constant news streams reporting on how disposable incomes are down, consumer prices are up, the housing market is flat and the outlook is bleak, you would be forgiven for thinking that sales of luxury items have fallen.  You would be wrong.  In fact, the luxury Swiss watch industry has just released average annual growth figures for the industry in 2011 and they increased an astonishing 19.1 per cent from 2010, and these figures don’t even include Christmas sales.  So…

Antoine Martin, contemporary elegance in watchmaking

Antoine Martin, contemporary elegance in watchmaking

Antoine Martin was lanched last year and represent a new alternative to luxury Watch making. Born from a solid and innovative know-how of its founder, Martin Braun, it is now a player of the watchmaking industry located in Alpnach, in the heart of Switzerland. Every time someone try to create a new Watch brand, eyes are pointed on this person as we all wish to be surprised, excited and taken to a new journey in the watch industry. Of course…

Jaquet Droz, coded luxury

Jaquet Droz, coded luxury

Jaquet Droz is one of the most confidential, yet brilliant Manufacture horlogère from Switzerland. With the launch of their 2011 Tourbillon, here are some clues to decode this prestigious House, part of the Swatch Group since 2001.   This year, the Swiss Timepieces industry shows a great growth. No “time for crisis”. Here some interesting key figures YTD October 2011. – 16,8 Billion CHF Export sales (already the level of 2010) – October 2011 = 1,87 billion CHF (which is…

Girard-Perregaux, 220 years of watchmaking

Girard-Perregaux, 220 years of watchmaking

The prestigious Swiss House Girard-Perregaux is celebrating its 220 years of watchmaking by creating an exhibition called: A TALE OF INSPIRATION – unveiling 220 years of watchmaking Art. I have already talked about this brand a few month ago thanks to its launch of the new 1966 Blue Dial Chronograph. With this great anniversary, it is the entire Brand that we can discover in a beautiful worldwide traveling exhibition. It will be the most beautiful and complete set of Girard-Perregaux…

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

Vacheron Constantin, First shop in the USA.

This month, the Swiss Watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, is opening its first US store in New York. The opening will take place on the 12th september and the store is located on 729 Madison Avenue at East 64th Street New York. Vacheron Constantin was founded 250 years ago and its relationship with the US is a long love story.  According to the brand, 180 years ago, on September 17th 1831, Jacques Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter stating his intention to expand business to the US. Just…