The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.
The secondary watch market has been one of the year's biggest stories. From takeovers to dedicated sales spaces, from market studies to consumer analyses and brand-hosted events, pre-owned is hot news. And for a simple reason: at 8% growth per year, second-hand is the luxury industry's best-performing segment.
The downturn in Swiss watch exports continued in May. Their value dropped 9.7% compared to last year, to stand at 1.6 million francs. Over the first five months of the year, the level was lower than that of 2012.
Swathed in baguette diamonds, the Reverso One High Jewelry is a dazzling piece of mechanical timekeeping from any angle.
As the Japanese brand's star ambassador, Novak Djokovic, prepares to defend his title on the grass courts at Wimbledon, what better time to turn the spotlight on Seiko and a haul of watches as impressive as the tennis champion's footwork.
Having debuted the Seamaster Planet Ocean at Baselworld, Omega is branching out its famous dive watch with a new collection. Lining up four models, each swathed in ceramic, "Deep Black" delivers a timely reminder that there is sport beyond football.
Calfskin, ostrich, alligator… the finest leathers are to be found in Brügg, near Biel, the home of La Montre Hermès. From storeroom to wrist, they carry on the Hermès tradition of fine leather craftsmanship.