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?
Ludwig Oechslin, who was awarded the 2017 Hommage à la Passion prize by the Haute Horlogerie foundation, was for long the watchmaking genius behind the scenes at Ulysse Nardin before becoming the curator of the International Museum of Horology (MIH) at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Eleven years ago, he established Ochs & Junior in Lucerne, a company that goes to the essence of watchmaking.
There's always a good reason to take a trip down memory lane, starting with the many icons that celebrate a special birthday this year. And as the community of old-school fans grows, it's clear that there is no business like vintage business.
All is revealed with the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, which sheds light on the mechanical complexity of its movement. A spectacular new interpretation of the octagon's pure form.
With its larger, 43-mm case, water-resistance to 1,220 metres and a new 3235 calibre, the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller is fully equipped to conquer the ocean's depths.
The Petite Heure Minute lends its uncluttered lines to the refinement of black Grand Feu enamel, the backdrop for delicate miniature painting of a lion, a pink flamingo or koi carps.
Are you Arctic or Jungle? Available in two versions for action men and action women, the Aquaracer Camouflage 300 Metres Calibre 5 is the watch for every situation.