How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bulgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series.
An ambitious initiative that delivered on its promises. After ten intense days that put watchmaking worldwide in the spotlight, Watches and Wonders 2021 brings down the curtain on a truly successful edition. New releases, major announcements, exceptional creations, panels, discussions and a hugely popular Morning Show kept interest at a high throughout what was the most important watch Salon ever held online and offline. The enthusiasm surrounding the leading names gathered in Geneva then in Shanghai can be measured by how widely the event was relayed around the globe, generating hundreds of millions of views on social media, to single out Watches and Wonders as a key gathering in a particularly delicate sanitary context.
From a carefully formed design to the new automatic calibre, the Endeavour Centre Seconds Automatic stands out as a watch for daily wear. Its secret? Simplicity itself.
After the exciting reveals of 2016, when Chopard celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Manufacture, the watches making their debut at Baselworld promise an equally auspicious year. Setting the mood, the recently unveiled Garden of Kalahari is the most precious jewellery collection ever to leave its workshops.
Watch industry exports declined further in the month of February. At 1.5 billion francs, their value was 10% lower than in February 2016, still in line with the downturn reported for the whole of last year.
A plum tree in blossom, two blue tits emerging from the mother-of-pearl dial… What lovelier way to celebrate spring than with the Petite Heure Minute Relief Seasons.
The aptly named Summit from Montblanc is the first venture into smartwatch technology for this pioneering brand.
Panthère and Drive are the new faces of Cartier in time measurement. A jeweller at heart with watchmaking coming later, the brand is refocusing on its founding tenets and addressing ladies first. Men won't be forgotten, but this new approach sees Cartier take on its mantle as a "women's brand".