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?
Roger Dubuis begins 2017 at full throttle with the powerful Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon. Almost all eight pieces in this limited edition were sold on the very first day of SIHH.
Living up to its reputation as a "laboratory of ideas", Panerai came to SIHH 2017 with BMG-TECH™, a metallic glass new to watchmaking, and the LAB-ID™ Luminor 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days – 49mm which requires no lubrication and is guaranteed for 50 years. How do they compare to other innovations?
Sporty and stylish, the new Clifton Club lends itself to five versions, each cut out to keep pace with gentlemen-athletes.
Whichever side you look at it, this reversible watch gives the sensation that a powerful machine has landed on the wrist. The UR-T8 is a remarkable way for Urwerk to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
Visually striking, this futuristic flying tourbillon opens vast new horizons for the brand's fans. Lift-off for the Moon Orbiter GMT.