This anniversary whitegold piece with moon phase is painting the colors of the sunrise with mother-of-pearl and precious gemstones across the dial and bracelet. This edition is limited to just 20 pieces.
In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rat Blancpain is unveiling its first watch with a porcelain dial entirely hand-crafted in its Métiers d'Art workshops. Issued in an eight-piece limited edition of one-of-a-kind timepieces, the special series marks the introduction of this traditional Chinese skill within the Manufacture in Le Brassus.
In hibernation since the 1980s, three complete collections have resurfaced at IWC, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux, and all clearly have women in their sights. Some have been given a full revamp, others are almost exactly as we remember them. At last, these sleeping beauties shall go to the ball!
The entry-level segment has become a recurring theme among Fine Watch brands, and while efforts are clearly being made in this department, one unknown factor remains: the customer, preferably young and less inclined towards luxury.
Its perfect silhouette and distinctive font make a welcome incursion into horological complications. Deceptively simple in appearance, the Hermès Slim Quantième Perpétuel Platinum turns to one of watchmaking's most demanding feats. It is also a visual delight in blue.
After the Récital 18 Shooting Star, presented in 2016, Bovet continues its exploration of time and the universe. The Récital 20 Astérium brings together a 10-day flying tourbillon with a sky map and an annual calendar with astronomical functions.
As a useful complication, nothing beats the chronograph. A challenge to watchmakers in both construction and precision, it lends a distinctly sporty feel to the wrist, or is a fixture of complication watches. A look at the new releases at SIHH 2017.