Welcome to The Luxury Report 2015, WatchPro’s new annual publication focused on offering insight into the luxury end of the watch market.
The debut 124-page issue is being distributed alongside May’s issue of WatchPro and is also available to read online here.
The Luxury Report interviewed the leaders of some of the world’s biggest luxury watch brands including Jean-Paul Girardin of Breitling, Jerome Lambert of Montblanc, Jean-Marc Jacot of Parmigiani Fleurier, Ricardo Guadelupe of Hublot, Wilhelm Schmid of A Lange & Sohne and Aldo Magada of Zenith.
Vulcain’s arrival in the UK is also covered with a look at the watches and the history of the brand as well as questions posed to executive vice president of sales and marketing Daniel Wechsler.
The Luxury Report also charts the rebirth of Faberge’s timepiece collection and how its new luxury pieces, including new movements, were created from drawing board to physical product in just 15-months.
Patek Philippe’s salon director Ed Butland and Aurum Holding’s executive director of luxury Francois le Troquer discuss what it takes to succeed in luxury retail while Peter Speake-Marin discusses his brush with Hollywood and how Pierce Brosnan became his brand ambassador. Marc Jenni also discusses the legal situation that sees him unable to produce watches under his own name.
But luxury does not always mean traditional and as such The Luxury Report sought out modern independents such Max Busser of MB&F, Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk, Denis Flageollet of De Bethune, Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin of Linde Werdelin and MCT watches CEO Francois Candolfi to discover their motivations, inspirations and how they approach retailing their exclusive timepieces.