Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.
This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.
Cheval Blanc Randheli, the new second Cheval Blanc Maison, is an intimate and contemporary haven for the most demanding clientele, on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.
With watch exports having attained a particularly high level in November 2012, it was difficult to do better in November 2013, especially with one fewer working day. However the monthly result was practically identical at 2.1 billion francs (-0.5%). Once again, watch exports have confirmed their consolidation at a high level.
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire watch transforms the very essence of the perpetual calendar's functioning and appearance. The Maison's idea involves inventing a creative central display that stems from a revolutionary concept.
The 5th Forum de la Haute Horlogerie, held in November at the IMD in Lausanne, prompted us to focus our thoughts on paradox. Speakers enlightened us as to the abundance of apparently illogical yet very real situations in the world today. Situations which can help us better understand changes in the markets and social contexts. In the hope that I have taken this lesson onboard, it's now my turn to suggest paradoxes which may warrant further reflection in 2014.
A contemporary interpretation of classic complications, the new Admiral’s Cup Seafender 47 Tourbillon Chronograph by Corum appears in a formidably technical interpretation designed for daily wear, whether in a sporting or an urban environment.
The horse has been a key part of Man's history since the beginning of time. In 2014, China will mark the arrival of a new year with this sign, the seventh in the Chinese zodiac, which is celebrated by Jaquet Droz every year. It is a way of remembering the connection between the Brand's founder – the first watchmaker to walk through the gates of the Forbidden City – and the Middle Kingdom. The Brand thus continues its annual tradition by honoring this trusty companion and symbol of loyalty, creativity and daring in its Ateliers d'Art series.