The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.
The secondary watch market has been one of the year's biggest stories. From takeovers to dedicated sales spaces, from market studies to consumer analyses and brand-hosted events, pre-owned is hot news. And for a simple reason: at 8% growth per year, second-hand is the luxury industry's best-performing segment.
Some made us dream and others sparked an instant crush. They challenged our perception of time, our vision of Fine Watchmaking – exactly what one hopes for in a watch. From the most extravagant to the most demurely classic, these beautiful SIHH 2017 models unleashed considerable passion among the editorial team. In the words of Blaise Pascal, the heart has reasons that reason cannot know…
With a dead-beat seconds hand that also serves as a regulator, and DeWitt's own free seconds hand, the Academia Out of Time gives expression to the free flight of time. Flecks of gold highlight the delicious chocolate-coloured lacquer dial.
In two-tone leather, single or double tour, or as a cuff for the well-groomed action man, the Cape Cod for men has style all wrapped up, including with colourful dials.
The curtain has come down on the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, marked by a record number of exhibitors that proved themselves well able to adapt their products to a mixed environment.
Virtuoso mechanics and shimmering beauty meet at the heart of the Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl. A deliciously feminine watch, to be revealed at Baselworld.
No need to tear your gaze from the dial of your watch in order to contemplate the heavens. The DB25L Milky Way has seized a handful of white gold stars and captured them in the deep blue of a titanium dial, watched over by a highly precise spherical moon phase. A waking dream…