Geneva-based Frederique Constant has been offering attractive mechanical timepieces at an unmatched price-value point. At the Watches and Wonders we talked about their business model, challenges and of course the new 35-year anniversary Classic Tourbillon Manufacture piece with CEO Niels Eggerding.
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At Watches and Wonders 2023 Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the Golden Ratio, as a common denominator for harmony shared by the natural world and man-made masterpieces – a proportion that humans instinctively find to be the most aesthetically pleasing.
The Homo Faber Fellowship programme aligns perfectly with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s values which are rooted in a long history of facilitating knowledge sharing between master and trainee. The Grande Maison teamed up with the Michelangelo Foundation to present this new programme.
Patek Philippe presented 17 novelties at the Watches and Wonders 2023 at all levels of complexity: grand complications, complications and time-only models. Beyond delivering the usual wow-factor, for the first time since I can remember, a watch brand managed to create a ladies’ piece that got pinched by the boys immediately.
The ‘Maison of Extraleganza’ presented beautiful high jewellery watches at Watches and Wonders 2023 alongside with the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin models, including a special edition.
IWC Schaffhausen dedicated their appearance at the 2023 Watches and Wonders to the determination of engineers and the ingenuity of designers leading the attention to the descendant of their all time icon, the Ingenieur. We discovered the new Ingenieur Automatic 40 models (and a few Pilots) in the lab-inspired booth.
Christie’s is releasing its 2023 Spring Watch Calendar with a total of 8 auctions to be held in Hong Kong, Dubai, Geneva and New York between March and June.
Watches and Wonders opens its doors to the public and launches ‘In the City’ concept program.
In addition to its role as ‘Official Timing Partner’, Ulysse Nardin is also the ‘Time to Act Partner’ of The Ocean Race, committed to the responsible use and conservation of the world’s oceans.
L’École, School of Jewelry Arts presents a new exhibition in Paris, showcasing over three thousand years of goldsmithing work in China, through a selection of masterpieces from the Mengdiexuan Collection.