Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.
In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.
Hublot and Depeche Mode have unveiled a 55-piece limited edition of the Big Bang. Each is unique, inspired by the band's 55 singles. Sales will benefit the non-profit organisation charity: water.
The 39.5-mm diameter singles this watch out as the brand's first for women – and as commendable as every other of its timepieces, from the sophisticated mechanical movement to the exceptional finishing.
The Octo line made its mark on contemporary watchmaking when first introduced in 2012 for the 110 facets of its case, and later for ultra-thin versions. This year Bulgari revisits the original Octo with a chronograph and a time-only in titanium.
Ahead of Baselworld, Breguet presents a Classique Tourbillon in its simplest attire so as to focus all attention on the beauty of its tourbillon regulator. The movement is similarly understated at just 3mm thick.
Breitling CEO Georges Kern promised to take a new broom to the brand's iconic product ranges. First up is the Navitimer, and the new Navitimer 8 pilot watch. The name refers to the company's Huit Aviation division, set up in 1938 to produce cockpit instruments and military watches.
Strongest growth was recorded in the second half, when shipments increased almost 5%. For the full twelve months, Hong Kong (+6%) and China (+18.8%) set the pace. The major luxury groups are also on the up and up. Richemont, LVMH and Swatch Group have all announced significantly stronger results.