We kick the year off by sharing with our dedicated readers what they can expect from Europa Star in 2018. Just as watch brands innovate each year, we too have shifted to meet the demands of an evolving watch industry. But with a history of 90 years and counting, you can be sure that we are maintaining a steady course over the long term.
Pierre Maillard’s cover story is one not to be missed, with a closer look at the Première Camélia Skeleton wristwatch by Chanel. For a brand that wasn’t taken seriously when it first entered the world of watchmaking in 1987, Chanel has come a long way to prove the doubters wrong. This watch is case in point.
A special portfolio invokes Einstein, physics, and yes even philosophy, with an in-depth look at travel watches. We take a look at the geopolitics of time, watches from the likes of Krayon, Bovet, Patek Philippe and others to show that space and time – in this case travelling and wristwatches - are forever linked.
For the industry’s most comprehensive analysis, the issue takes a global tour of major watch markets. As ever, the Far East has a major role to play in determining Swiss watch exports, with China leading the way. On the other hand, more “mature” markets are either stagnating or declining.
We provide a world ranking of Swiss watch exports by market in 2017, and break down the winners and losers for the year. It’s no surprise that China is #1, but where do the likes of the US, UK, and the United Arab Emirate stand? Find out in this special feature of Time.Business.
While the US market might be stagnating, it’s not wanting for inspiration. We take a look at how architecture affects the US watch market, with Mido being a forerunner in architecture-inspired timekeepers.
Wrapping things up, as usual, is Malcom Lakin with a new Freely Speaking feature called “Worldtimer and the Snob”. Off the cuff as ever, the piece begins with a warning: “This page contains horological blasphemy.” Read on to discover exactly how blasphemous.