Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

Plaza Watch International - - Plaza Watch -

Wel­come to the 25th is­sue of Plaza Watch, which har­mo­niously co­in­cides with the 25th Salon In­ter­na­tional de la Haute Hor­logerie – the world’s most pres­ti­gious watch in­dus­try event. For five days in Jan­uary, Geneva wel­comes 12,500 priv­i­leged guests, in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional re­tail­ers, jour­nal­ists and brand rep­re­sen­ta­tives, to a grand showcase of new time­pieces.

The SIHH dis­plays an al­liance of stun­ning aes­thet­ics and stag­ger­ing tech­ni­cal achieve­ments; cut­ting-edge in­no­va­tion and pure clas­si­cal codes are re­vealed to ea­ger eyes and the 16 ex­hibit­ing brands get a vi­tal re­sponse to the fruits of their work. For a quar­ter of a cen­tury the SIHH has been a high point in the watch world’s cal­en­dar, and the or­gan­is­ers, the Fon­da­tion de la Haute Hor­logerie, has en­sured this year’s event is big­ger and bet­ter than ever be­fore.

Hav­ing been to almost ev­ery edi­tion of the SIHH, Nick Foulkes is the per­fect per­son to re­count some sto­ries to mark this spe­cial an­niver­sary and I talk to ten CEOs about their own en­dur­ing mem­o­ries.

We cel­e­brate the 10th an­niver­sary of Greubel Forsey and shine a spot­light on Gi­ampiero Bodino, a cre­ative force at the Richemont Group, who has launched his own epony­mous jew­ellery col­lec­tion. We also go be­hind the scenes at the Cartier man­u­fac­ture to wit­ness their su­perla­tive move­ments be­ing cre­ated.

As al­ways, we present peer­less pho­to­shoots and in­ci­sive re­ports from round the globe, in­clud­ing sto­ries on watch­mak­ers such as Patek Philippe, Aude­mars Piguet, Roger Dubuis, Oris, Vacheron Con­stantin, Richard Mille and many more.

So please set some time aside and en­joy the is­sue.

All the very best for 2015.

Nick Rice – Ed­i­tor in Chief

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