Easing of travel restrictions brings hope of plunging into the ocean this summer. Any of these twelve dive watches would make the ideal companion.
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Who would have thought that an anti-establishment musical manifesto would inspire diamond-smothered watches and unorthodox marketing strategies? Incandescent, unpredictable, forty years after its official demise, punk is as powerful as ever.
What do Hermes and Chanel have in common? The obvious answer is that they are all leading luxury brands with a prestigious couture label and a legendary founder. What distinguishes them from their fashion runway cousins, however, is that they are also Swiss watchmakers.
"Vintage" has become common parlance when describing horological production today. According to some sources, the word originates in the Old French vendange (grape harvest) which came to refer to an exceptional year for wine. Others claim its etymology lies in the locution vingt ans d'âge which watchmakers use to refer to any timepiece older than two decades (twenty years of age). Given most Manufactures' venerable age, many of their iconic timepieces fall within this category of vintage, and bringing the past up-to-speed with the present has emerged as a major trend in watchmaking.
What could be more natural than for a master watchmaker wishing to launch his brand to do so under his own name as a pledge of expertise? Particularly when the majority "cut their teeth" working for the sector's leading firms.
Christian Bédat has left Bedat & Co; Daniel Roth is no longer at Daniel Roth; Franck Muller, Gérald Genta, Jorg Hysek, Martin Braun, Rodolphe Cattin and Roger Dubuis are no longer active at the eponymous brands they created, and which more often than not continue to perpetuate their founder's work…
From the first mechanical clocks with no dial to the Day&Night watch by Romain Jérôme that doesn't give the time, it seems timepieces have reached a point where they can fully express themselves without referring to that most fundamental matter, the flow of time.