In this issue we look at Piaget's take on that most powerful of symbols in Chinese mythology, the Dragon, look forward to the collections to be unveiled at Geneva's SIHH and also report on some of the highlights from SalonQP. Max Büsser and Peter Speake-Marin were always going to attract attention as the articles on their watches demonstrate, less obvious was the excellent reaction to two names new to the watch universe, Ressence and Schofield Watch Company, both of whom make their QP debuts in this issue.
We also look at the new Poinçon de Genève to find out whether Geneva's century old quality hallmark has what it takes to help 21st-century watch buyers. As the virtues of traditional craft skills and standards are a common theme in watch brand marketing, any system that can independently guarantee high standards has to be welcome. We take a first look at the new rules and some of the challenges the new system will face.
The Future is Vintage: MB&F
On paper it's hard to see what all the fuss is about. A not particularly com [...]
Pioneering Spirit: Speake-Marin
Having produced a world premiere at SalonQP, boutique brand Speake-Marin h [...]
Design on Time: Schofield
The revival of English watchmaking has a new ambassador in the form of Schof [...]
Enter the Dragon: Piaget
In honour of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, Piaget has created a unique col [...]