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.
Breguet presents, at Baselworld, the Chronographe 5527 as part of the Marine collection that debuted last year. Measuring 42mm in diameter, this new piece comes in several versions, in gold or titanium.
Distinctly sporty in style, TAG Heuer's Aquaracer appeals as much to men as to women. Advocating gender equality, the brand is giving the Lady version the undisputed benefit of an automatic movement.
Omega is releasing a new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon in honour of the Apollo 8 mission, the first to orbit the Moon. Exactly like the Moon, the movement reveals two different sides.
At 65 years old, Breitling's much-loved Navitimer pilot's watch adopts a new look in a 38mm version, minus the chronograph but still with the signature slide rule. A Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 that should appeal to a wider audience.
For their latest collaboration, MB&F and L'Epée give us... an intergalactic weather station named The Fifth Element. It comprises a clock, a barometer, a hygrograph and a thermometer (as detachable pods) within a mothership, flown by an alien.
Launched at the 68 th Berlinale film festival, Glashütte Original has made three limited editions of the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date, dubbed The Capital Edition, with 100 in steel, 25 in red gold and five in platinum.