Worn by Alain Delon in the early 1960s and now Ryan Reynolds' choice, Piaget's extra-thin watch celebrates its 60th birthday with two new models, both instant classics.
The Imperiale Joaillerie secret watch offers an interpretation of Inca motifs. Beneath the sophisticated mosaic of diamonds and turquoises, an automatic movement keeps rigorously precise time. Hypnotic…
However insignificant it may appear on the surface, you would need to have a screw loose not to give this fundamental part the attention it deserves. The screw, whose invention is lost in the convolutions of history, performs most of the mechanical connections in today's complex calibres. Whoever said screws matter hit the nail on the head.
“Not only is the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante a masterpiece of IWC engineering, it soon became a popular style icon too," explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC. It now lends itself to three new special editions, dedicated to Milan, Paris and Munich.
At the cost of great human and national tragedy, war has been seen to accelerate economic and technological development because of the need to create tools adapted to specific military purposes. Most of the time, these tools then evolve into non-military devices and spread new technologies through various other domains.
Despite a well-curated catalogue, the auction house ended its sale with the most unsold lots of the weekend (15%). The most surprising result was for a Patek Philippe pocket watch dated 1864, which went for almost twenty times its estimate.