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.
Montblanc presents two new TimeWalker chronographs whose reverse panda dials are the perfect match for this vintage-inspired sports range.
Two new versions of the Rendez-Vous Jewellery, with Night & Day or Moonphase indications, feature prong-set diamonds on the bezel. The movements are the equally dazzling Jaeger-LeCoultre 898B and 925A.
Harder, lighter, more resistant to scratches, shocks or corrosion, new materials stood out across several of the collections unveiled at SIHH 2019. Here's a rundown of these alloys and other materials that watchmakers are borrowing from aerospace or medtech.
In honour of pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, a friend of Louis Cartier, the brand has introduced a chronograph version of the Santos. The movement is the in-house 1904-CH MC with column wheel and vertical clutch.
Three new Clifton Baumatic make their debut, with a red gold case and gradient blue dial. All three are driven by the BM13 version of the Baumatic movement, combining performance and design.