For women or for men, a watch is still a watch. As consumers reject traditional gender divides, more brands are emphasising why their watches can be worn by both sexes.
The son of a diplomat, born in Great Neck, New York, Christopher Lambert (and his kilt) charmed the world with Highlander, a tale of immortals that’s now a cult classic.
Innovations come thick and fast at Richard Mille. After the RM 72-01, the brand's first in-house chronograph with a patented mechanism, featured in a film by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel, all eyes are on the RM 27-04. This tourbillon with a world-first construction celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand's partnership with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.
In 1845 Ferdinand Adolph Lange started making watches in Glashütte, a village in the ore-bearing hills of Saxony, Germany. In doing so, he laid the foundations for a world-renowned manufactory and, more widely, a regional industry. A milestone commemorated by A. Lange & Söhne as well as by Nomos.
A double Oscar winner, for Boys Don’t Cry in 2000 and Million Dollar Baby in 2005, Hilary Swank now stars in Away as an astronaut heading a three-year mission to Mars, handling family and mission crises from millions of miles into space.
Sporty, elegant, classic or vintage chic, whatever your style, the top watch brands have you covered and for under CHF 5,000. Quartz or mechanical, colour or black and white, the choice is yours.
Tourbillons are everywhere. Simple, flying, multi-axes, built into skeleton movements or sharing the stage with other complications, this rotating mechanism is as desirable as ever.
Paris Hilton, who has an impressive collection of purses as well as watches, launched her own collection of timepieces in 2007. Like her, they are "made to sparkle".