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.
The enormous advantage of the luminous elements developed by MB-Microtech lies in their continuous luminosity that does not need any activation, whereas SuperLuminova-coated watch hands only remain luminous for several hours after having been exposed to light.
The Bovet by Pininfarina Ottantasei Tourbillon confirms Bovet as a brand for connoisseurs. This platinum edition is limited to ten of the 86 manufacture movements made for this model.
A struggling brand in 2015, in the past two years Gucci has seen exponential growth in the region of 40%. This extraordinary performance owes much to creative director Alessandro Michele, the man behind today's baroque, ethical and connected Gucci. Millennials love it.
In preparation for the Panerai Transat Classique 2019 yacht race, Panerai has released a 150-piece limited edition of its Luminor Regatta flyback chrono with a countdown function.
Audemars Piguet is introducing a limited-edition version of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold, designed in collaboration with the Italian jeweller Carolina Bucci. This 37mm interpretation in yellow gold replaces the habitual Tapisserie pattern with a silver-toned mirror dial.
After the special edition DB25 Imperial Fountain, a set of 12 watches, De Bethune presents two unique pieces, also of Asian inspiration. One is a tribute to ancient Japanese metalworking techniques while the second is a showcase for engraving, on titanium.