By Roberta Naas Recently, Vacheron Constantin selected the United States for its worldwide launch of the new Overseas World Timer and other watches – marking the first time a worldwide launch for the brand took place in America. During an exciting multi-day event, we had the distinct opportunity to spend quite a bit of time talking with brand CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres. It was a very candid interview, during which Torres stated that our industry may be in a crisis and described ways brands and retailers may want to re-think business to attract today’s consumers.
In addition to sharing his thoughts on the difficult economic climate facing the watch industry today, he also discussed the American market for watches, the READ MORE
By Roberta Naas Last week, we brought you the news about the incredible precision timing of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games by Omega, which has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics for years. Now, we talk with Omega CEO and President Raynald Aeschlimann about what it takes to stay on top of timing the world’s largest sports gathering. READ MORE
In management positions with Omega from 1968 to 1974 before joining Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Blancpain until 1999, Stephen Urquhart returned to Omega on June 1st 1999 as President of the company, where he has remained until today.
We were happy to meet with him during Baselworld 2016, shortly before the official announcement of his retirement today, May 31st 2016. READ MORE
Emmanuel Breguet is as polished and refined as they come. Welcoming us to the Breguet Museum in Paris, just above the recently inaugurated boutique at N° 6 Place Vendôme, this 7th generation descendent of the man universally considered to be the greatest watchmaker of all time begins by telling us he did not originally intend to become the custodian of the Breguet heritage… READ MORE
At Baselworld 2016, Montre Hermes CEO Laurent Dordet celebrated his first year with the brand. He also talked at length with Haute Time about the brand’s watch direction, artistic craftsmanship and innovation. READ MORE
A USA initiative, IWC spends its fourth year as a key supporter of the Tribeca Film Institute – underscoring the brand’s commitment to the role of film in our lives. This year marks the fourth year of the brand as the Official Festival-Time Partner for the Tribeca Film Festival.
This year, to honor that relationship, the brand does several things a bit differently than it has in the past. First, instead of creating a one-of-a-kind watch to be auctioned — with proceeds benefitting the Tribeca Film Festival, as in the past – IWC has created a special boutique-only limited edition watch: the IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition Tribeca Film Festival 2016. READ MORE