The “cloche” (bell) shape appeared in Cartier pieces in 1920. “Cloche de Cartier”, because, when placed horizontally, its outline is reminiscent of a service bell rung at a counter. Like many Cartier signature pieces, it has been named after its shape, made notable for the purity of its line and clear inspiration.
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.
Hermès reprises the theme of animal motifs on the Arceau Cavales and the Slim d'Hermès Les Zèbres de Tanzanie. The horse heads and the zebras are crafted in meticulous leather marquetry. Both watches, in white gold, are made as limited editions.
Distinguished by a blue ceramic case and blue dial, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Bucherer Blue Edition flyback chrono is available only from Bucherer.
A limited edition of the Marine Torpilleur Military celebrates the partnership between the watch firm and the United States Navy that goes back to 1905.
Prior to the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Cartier previews a revisit of its famous Tonneau watch from 1906. Two versions are proposed, one with hours and minutes, and one a skeleton with second time zone, each in a limited edition.
Not a month goes by without a luxury watch brand announcing an online partnership or e-commerce launch, including the first website to offer Swiss buyers the chance to own a high-end watch through leasing; a new player that brings with it a different clientele and is shifting digital boundaries.
Prior to SIHH, Vacheron Constantin presents the Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart. This one-only timepiece gives further demonstration of the manufacture's infinite expertise.