Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
With its Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, H. Moser & Cie brings out the technical and aesthetic essence of the mechanism. The Schaffhausen watchmaker chooses a minimalist approach to design, and a dial bereft of logo or indexes, to heighten the visual impact of the tourbillon. This modern rewriting of the tourbillon is also a total immersion in horological elegance. Nothing remains beyond the essential: 100% Swiss, contemporary traditional watchmaking.
The Cartier Libre collection was born of a desire to play with the Maison’s signature watch shapes. They are stretched, shrunk and transformed into objects of fantasy with unbridled creative licence. Cartier Libre appeals to the Collectionneuse, the figure of the watchmaking collector.
The Tambour Slim watch collection has been enriched with the addition of a new feminine timepiece: the Tambour Slim Metallic Flower. The two-hand model features a spectacular dial that elegantly reinterprets the emblematic Monogram Flower.
A new version of the "flight captain's chronograph" courtesy of the B04 in 18k pink gold. A dual time indication and blue ceramic bezel complete the line-up of this flight instrument, by Breitling.
The brand has chosen a distinctive chess theme for its first own-name store.
Watch industry exports continued to profit from the recovery of some key markets and benefited from a very favourable base effect in October. Their value rose sharply (+9.3% against October 2016) to reach more than 1.8 billion francs. Over ten months, the branch confirmed its improvement with growth of 2.4%.