Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.
A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new self-winding date, hour, minute and second references and five new self-winding chronograph models, with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours.
Hublot reveals all with the Big Bang Unico Sapphire, showing its expertise in sapphire-cutting combined with skeletonwork. A Big Bang with nothing to hide.
We almost expect to hear them roar, take to the air in a flurry of wings, break into a gallop or leap from branch to branch. "They" are the butterflies, horses, birds, snakes, monkeys and panthers in watchmakers' fabulous menagerie. An expedition, in images, through lush foliage where precious creatures great and small play.
The Earth's satellite takes pride of place at the centre of the Premier Moon Phase 36mm, hidden behind a delicate white mother-of-pearl lattice. A waking dream.
A dark grey dial and black oscillating weight distinguish the Breitling Navitimer, in a new 1000-piece limited edition. Elegance and performance put this legend on a new flight path.
Who could resist a watchmaker that steals the moon from the sky, only to fix it to your wrist? Breguet's Classique Phase de Lune Dame will put stars in your eyes.