May’s issue of WatchPro is out now, with print and digital versions now available to read.
Readers who subscribe to the print versions of WatchPro will also receive The Luxury Report 2016, our annual look at the luxury watch industry, in the post.
WatchPro speaks to Simon Gilham, Zeon’s managing director, about the company’s powerful relaunch of Ingersoll, the truly historic American watch brand.
We also look at the anonymous campaign to reveal the tricks of the trade within the Swiss watch industry and the shadowy group’s bid for complete transparency when it comes to sourcing.
Within The Luxury Report 2016 we speak to Chanel’s watch director Nicolas Beau about the brand’s astonishing debut in men’s watches this year with the Monsieur de Chanel. We also find out from Parmigiani Fleurier’s director of product development Florin Niculescu what to expect from the brand’s unique high frequency silicon escapement, Senfine.
We also met with Bvlgari’s chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin who explains the concept behind the brand’s new men’s watch room at their Bond Street boutique and what has led to such daring recent designs.
TAG Heuer’s general manager Guy Semon discusses the brand’s groundbreaking Carrara Heuer 02 Tourbillon and what needed to be done to bring it in on price while Ronda’s CEO Erich Mosset discusses the company’s £18m investment in restarting production of mechanical movements.
We also ask four luxury watch retailers in the UK the secrets of their success and how they are adapting to a changing marketplace.