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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that "for every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness". Seconds that flash by, carefully counted by the ticking of the watch on our wrist, that incomparable object and masterwork of applied art whose tiny space contains the extraordinary achievements of design, jewellery, mechanics and science.
At the head of R&D for the Franck Muller group, Pierre-Michel Golay has developed his own collection of ultra-complicated timepieces which could find its first commercial outlet this year in Japan.
Strapped to the wrist of the first person to freefall through the sound barrier, taking to the skies with the fathers of aviation, or en route for the poles with the first explorers, Zenith keeps the thrills coming.
With Swiss retailers largely benefiting from tourist spending, new outlets are springing up at major tourist destinations.
The models presented this year by Bovet Fleurier demonstrate its mastery of complications and superlative movement finishing. Such craftsmanship is displayed in the Amadeo, Récital and Bovet by Pininfarina collections.