With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
Boasting an ultra-light titanium case with an imposing 51mm diameter, the H4 Neo takes the lead in disruptive watchmaking. This 15-piece limited edition shows mechanical time measurement in a new light.
The equation of time complication shows the difference between mean and true solar time. The Marine Equation Marchante 5887 makes this difference instantly readable by simultaneously showing solar and civil time. This innovation is joined by a perpetual calendar and a tourbillon.
Earlier this month, the Le Brassus watchmaker hosted an official ceremony to lay the first stone of its future museum. This futuristic building – a half-buried glass and concrete spiral with roof garden – will be joined, on the other side of the Manufacture, by the brand's second project: a luxury hotel, currently under construction.
Applied with the utmost care to a mother-of-pearl dial, this miniature painting is created with a luminescent material so that its beauty can shine through, even in darkness. Sheer brilliance!
After proving its capacity to machine sapphire cases on a large scale, Hublot adds colour. Blue or red, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire is a shade above!