The Air Command chronograph belongs to that small circle of rare watches whose legend takes root in the mystery surrounding their creation. Blancpain is reissuing this legend as a 500-piece limited edition with vintage appeal.
In skeletonising the 3mm-thin movement of its new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395, Breguet demonstrates its technical and artistic skill to stunning effect.
Mechanical watchmaking is a world of unbridled creativity, as SIHH 2019 once again demonstrates. Whether in the field of traditional complications or in the "new horology" playground, after a quieter period these extraordinary creations again have an audience. Here is our selection of the ten most outstanding of all.
The new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet launches as six models, three of which are driven by new calibres, and covering all the major complications such as this Skeleton Tourbillon. Alongside the movements, the Manufacture has fine-tuned every detail of the case, the crystal and the dial.
A watch whose one and only function is to give the time is probably the most difficult exercise a maker can undertake. When the emperor has no clothes, what is revealed must be beyond reproach.