Singular yet timeless, innovative and performance-driven, the RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is poised at the intersection between Haute Horlogerie, dance and music. Movement is all. Movement of time, of bodies, of notes.
In 2018 he launched the Watch Trade Academy based on a new approach to distribution. A year later he set up his own brand to prove its benefits. Now Thomas Baillod is starting to reap what he has sown.
Originally a saddlemaker, Hermès prolongs this expertise within its watchmaking division with some of the finest leather straps in the business. The heart of this activity is in Biel, where La Montre Hermès opened in 1978.
The much feted Grande Seconde Off-centered makes its first appearance with a 39 mm diameter. Unadorned or bordered with diamonds, in onyx, aventurine or grand feu enamel, it is equally suited to men's and women's wrists.
Behind the scenes at the big Geneva sales, long-gone brands are enjoying a second life. And for good reason, as certain of these late lamented names are turning up the kind of hidden gem that sets vintage fans alight.
For more than 30 years, the Portofino has measured time with Italian flair. Two new complications now join the collection. They are a retrograde tourbillon, and a moon-phase display in a Hand-Wound Eight Days model.
On the wrist or as a pendant, Harry Winston reminds us that time is a precious commodity. With its cascade of brilliant-cut and marquise diamonds, the Divine Time high jewellery watch captures the Art Deco mood in spectacular fashion.
As LVMH prepares to launch 24 Sèvres, an online department store selling 150 luxury brands and a potential rival to Yoox Net-A-Porter or Farfetch, watch brands have yet to properly embrace the digital domain.