A hip artsy crowd gathered at Condesa, Mexico City’s trendy neighbourhood and home of established and up and coming artists to join an event hosted by TAG Heuer, the Swiss avant garde watchmaker. The American street artist Alec Monopoly transformed an art space into his workshop. The guests got a closer look into his creative process. Alec was putting finishing touches to a canvas in tribute to the Mexican solidarity and strength after the devastating earthquake of September 2017.
The Mysterious Double Tourbillon movement created at the La Chaux-de-Fonds Manufacture in 2013 represents a milestone in Cartier watchmaking history: the tourbillon appears to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement.
Deconstructivism is the key to Vortex, the latest "Concept d'Exception" from Hautlence. It reprises the movement from the brand's HL2, which it rotates 90° and sets inside an astonishing new exterior. The result is architectural and luminous, complex and ethereal. Pure Hautlence.
MB&F celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015 with the tagline “A creative adult is a child who survived.” One film that children (and many adults) of all ages love is Star Wars and who could forget the frantic swarms of the Imperial fleet's TIE fighters as they battle the Alliance. The TIE fighter-inspired MusicMachine 3 (MM3) is proof positive that both the child and the Force are still going strong within MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser – who was 10 years old when he first saw Star Wars in 1977.
First Margot, an animated watch introduced last year, and now Marguerite, the second timepiece which the Le Locle watchmaker has imagined exclusively for women. This latest creation has no strictly horological complication but does feature an intriguing dial display that magically alternates hour numerals with a romantic message. Price-wise, Marguerite is significantly more affordable than its predecessor.
The current slowdown in watch sales is behind a dangerous build-up of inventory at retailers. "Dr" Goldberger is offering a tripartite solution by selling this unwanted stock at pre-owned prices in the United States. A credit note from the brands makes up the shortfall.