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.
Vacheron Constantin's Traditionnelle line is reserved for contemporary interpretations of Geneva's grand watchmaking tradition. Two new models join the collection, one a complete calendar and the other a tourbillon, in pink gold or in platinum, in the Excellence Platine collection.
Richemont's results for the year to end March 2018 may lack sparkle, they are also indicative that the group is positioning itself strongly for the next thirty years; the kind of farsightedness that has so far been crowned with success.
This new version takes its cue from the original design, launched in 1994, with features that include rectangular, luminous hands and a quarter-seconds scale to measure short intervals.
Montblanc's 1858 collection takes root in the watches being made in the early 20th century by Minerva, Montblanc's manufacturing arm since 2006. New releases include the pure vintage goodness of this Automatic Chronograph.
The ultimate luxury: Hublot presents the Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery, paved with 13.4 carats of diamonds, complete with a bulletproof crocodile jacket. Yours for $1 million.