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.
Having searched ten years for the ideal location, Richard Mille has opened a flagship on 57th Street, in central Manhattan. This is the brand's ninth store in the United States as well as the largest Richard Mille boutique anywhere in the world.
After battling it out on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix on October 19-21, Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth world title a week later in Mexico. Rolex was on-call for both races.
Roger Dubuis roared into Macao with partner Lamborghini and Taiwanese rapper Will Pan for the latest leg of its promotional tour. Fans were treated to a special viewing of the new Excalibur Spider Carbon together with the Excalibur Shooting Star trilogy, for the brand's female fans.
Omega hosted a special event in Shanghai for the premiere of its new Constellation "Manhattan" collection, with 101 models in three sizes. Taking the stage for the evening were Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Alessandra Ambrosio and Liu Shishi.
Luxury watches hold strong appeal in China, prompting brands to find new ways of tapping into this market. After experimenting with solutions such as WeChat and e-commerce platforms, more and more brands are using influencers to reach new customers.
After the international launch in Hong Kong last June, followed by Dubai in July and Shanghai in early October, the roadshow arrives in North America on October 27, 2018, at WatchTime New York 2018.