Craftsmanship takes pride of place in the latest offering from Blancpain for the Chinese New Year, with the launch of the Swiss luxury horologist's first ever porcelain dial on a limited-edition watch.
The deal makes provision for the maintenance of all 60 of Masoni's employees, as well as for the possibility of new hires. The company's founder will continue as its leader, as delegated administrator and chairman.
In her first Métiers d'Art collection for Chanel, Virginie Viard looked to Gabrielle Chanel's iconic apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, reinventing the brand's historical codes in a much-applauded show at the Grand Palais.
Chanel has pushed up the date of its next Métiers d’Art show, as Paris braces for a new series of transport strikes in December. Originally scheduled for Thursday, December 5, but now advanced to Wednesday, December 4.
Few luxury brands have been as quietly busy as Chanel, which has strategically bought stakes in three new businesses and, just this week, unveiled the structure of its new center for artisanal excellence, called 19M.
Blancpain has designed four new Métiers d'Art watches paying tribute to the great beauties of the Middle Kingdom, all of whom influenced or inspired the rich culture and history of ancient China in their own unique way.