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?
The trend-setting new Maestro delivers a seven-day power reserve, a conical large date and an original Memo reminder function. The panoramic view of the movement adds the "wow" factor.
While the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has traditionally been one of the most likely places to see full-on bling in ladies’ watches, there are early signs of a new, more subdued aesthetic at January’s show.
With SIHH around the corner, Roger Dubuis shows what 2017 will be made of with the extravagance, high performance and technical savvy of the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt.
Hemmed with diamonds, exalted by 15 oval rubies of the most intense red, the Trait d’Eclat watch brings to light Cartier's jewellery expertise. This sensual composition returns to two of Cartier's favourite leitmotifs: rubies and ribbons.
The new Da Vinci collection from IWC renews with the iconic design of the 1980s. The Da Vinci Automatic 36 and Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 mark this return to the round case. For ladies only!
Grand Feu enamel and particles of gold, pearl, platinum and diamond illuminate the dials of the first three watches in the Métiers d’Art Villes Lumières collection. Geneva, New York and Paris sparkle like jewels in the night.