Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.
In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.
Two chrono counters, a black oscillating weight, a sleek new strap with aircraft tire-tread pattern, a supersized case… the Navitimer 46 Blacksteel moves up a level.
Having cast off their dial, having rid their movement of extraneous matter, skeleton watches reveal all, or almost all, their mechanical anatomy. Take a peek, in images, at a branch of horology that has nothing to hide.
Probably the coolest watch around, the new RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo seals the encounter between the watchmaker and street artist Cyril Kongo, aka Mr Colorful. Who else but Richard Mille would dare?