How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bulgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series.
An ambitious initiative that delivered on its promises. After ten intense days that put watchmaking worldwide in the spotlight, Watches and Wonders 2021 brings down the curtain on a truly successful edition. New releases, major announcements, exceptional creations, panels, discussions and a hugely popular Morning Show kept interest at a high throughout what was the most important watch Salon ever held online and offline. The enthusiasm surrounding the leading names gathered in Geneva then in Shanghai can be measured by how widely the event was relayed around the globe, generating hundreds of millions of views on social media, to single out Watches and Wonders as a key gathering in a particularly delicate sanitary context.
The boutique on Zurich's famed Bahnhofstrasse is first to adopt the bistro-bar concept that Breitling will roll out to other key locations around the world.
Behind the clean design of the Type 1 ZZ lies a ten-year friendship between Benoît Mintiens, founder of Ressence, and the iconoclastic Paris watch retailer, Laurent Picciotto.
Festivities got under way at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the event that gave the watch its name in 1969. TAG Heuer took the opportunity to unveil the first of five anniversary models inspired by the original Monaco.
The Japanese market, with its codes, rituals and demands, remains a case apart in Asia. A booming economy until the 1990s, it is now returning to the spotlight, particularly where luxury is concerned. For watch brands, Japan is already emerging as the year's fastest-growing market.
A wave of blue and diamonds envelops the Rendez-Vous Moon Serenity in pink gold, making a precious backdrop for the mother-of-pearl moon phase, driven by an automatic movement.