Luxury watchmaking evolving into a business that resembles carmaking and fashion. What does that mean for art and craft?
SJX discusses his thoughts on the trends at Baselworld and the notable new launches.
With SIHH 2016 having just closed its doors, it's now time to take stock of what happened during the weeklong Geneva fair. Here's a roundup of what took place at the inaugural Carre des Horlogers, the area dedicated to independent watchmakers at SIHH 2016.
The final instalment of the two-parter on my predictions for 2016 is all about the independents, outlining the whittling down of the field, but also green shoots with affordable, crowdsourced brands.
The fine watch industry is entering the new year with caution and some pessimism, giving the tepid demand for its products. This two part story will explain what I think will happen in 2016.
Well made and honestly priced timepieces are uncommon but out there. Some of them even have fine in-house movements. This is our pick of the best from the class of 2015.
Being that time of the year, one can hope for gifts that will never come. It is after all the season of hope. In that tradition here is your correspondent's fantasy wish list for 2015.
Dubai Watch Week was a splendid, varied and impartial gathering of the best in watchmaking, particularly the best and brightest in independent watchmaking. If it happens again, and it probably will, the Emirati city will loom large in the watchmaking landscape.
China was the driving force behind the rapid growth in the luxury watch industry, until it wasn't. Consumption is just half the story, for the Middle Kingdom is also an important producer of watches and components. Originally published in Chronos Japan, this editorial explains the importance of China in watchmaking.
Luxury watches are less rare than they once were, with the cumulative quantity in circulation increasing every year. With the slowdown in fine watchmaking, watch brands need to make the client feel special.