Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.
The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.
The Royal Oak is a codeword for luxury steel watch. From the screws on its octagonal bezel to the tapisserie dial and integrated bracelet, the identity of this 1972 design has proved so powerful it now defines a collection that has become a brand in its own right.
The Lange 1 symbolises the reawakening of A. Lange & Söhne, a Manufacture that is rooted in Saxon watchmaking tradition yet remains remarkably modern. It promised new hope when it was revealed in 1994; a promise it has more than kept.
These twenty-six mechanical marvels line up in front of photographer Laziz Hamani's camera. Their undeniable star quality shines through in the resulting images, shown here.
Prior to the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveil three new editions that pay tribute to its iconic Art Deco Reverso design.