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.
China is one of the major growth engines for the luxury industry in general, and for Swiss watches in particular. The country is also the third-biggest exporter of watches in value terms. Should the Alpine nation be concerned?
After the international launch in Hong Kong on June 27 and a first stop in Dubai on July 11, the road show now arrives in Shanghai on October 12 before the next event in New York on October 27, 2018.
The Parisian jewellery house presents the Lady Arpels Zodiac Lumineux. On demand, an exclusive module illuminates enamel beads using electricity produced by the watch's mechanical movement.
This stainless steel version of the Chronograph Panorama Date is driven by Calibre 37, which Glashütte released four years ago. It also comes with a choice of three straps.
Hautlence debuts an original jumping hour movement in this HL Newton watch, which remains in mechanical standby mode until asked to display the time. On request, a mobile central flange positions a window over the correct hour numeral, while the minute track aligns with the minute hand.
The transparency of a sapphire crystal dome, a fluid symbolising the flow of time, the mechanical architecture revealed - the new H²0 by HYT marks its territory in space-time.