The Maillon de Cartier watch plays on the look of the classic chain-link bracelet while inventing a new attitude for today.
The Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887 combines a sporty aesthetic with a highly complicated movement and the finest hand decoration. Breguet offers this model in rose gold with a gold dial in slate grey.
The UR-105 TA (TA for Turbine Automatic) isn't round, has no hands, and no tourbillon: It is 100% pure Urwerk. It is the watch that the team had the most fun in designing, the most pleasure in developing its mechanisms, and the most satisfaction in its hand finishing and assembly. The UR-105 TA is a real watchmaker's watch that explodes with creativity with a palette of zesty colors thanks to Urwerk’s unconventional chief designer Martin Frei.
The "brand with the anchor" is taking to the seas, at a rate of knots, as official partner to Artemis Racing, one of the teams competing in the 35th America's Cup.
Frost. Brrrrr! For many, the word "frost" conjures forth images of breath-condensing cold and bright, early-morning winter sunshine scintillating off frost-covered lawns. That natural frost sparkles vivaciously due to light reflecting off the microscopically uneven ice crystals – exactly like the LM101 Frost sparkles due to light reflecting off its microscopically uneven frosted surface.
In 2008, it was still big news when a ladies’ watch had an automatic movement. The focus of most discussions about ladies’ timepieces was on design and finish. Most movements were still quartz, but ladies’ watches were emerging as the perfect venue for the finishing crafts of watchmaking, and it was an exciting time.
Marc Hayek, member of Swatch Group's Executive Management Board and the man at the head of Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, talks about the drop in average spend on watches, and how strategic choices made in recent years are showing their significance in the current climate.