With the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon, Roger Dubuis set itself the exciting challenge of changing perceptions. The skeleton structure concept has been pushed to its limit to provide a dynamic aesthetic.
The story of the Nantucket watch continues with the chaîne d’ancre, evoking its early days.
After a 9.5% fall in exports over five months, the Brexit vote makes for an even more uncertain future for Swiss watch brands. Particularly as the UK has weathered a difficult year so far with some tremendous growth.
Not every year, not even every decade, does a watch become an icon of its generation and an expression of the spirit of its time. In 1979, however, Piaget created just such a timepiece with the Piaget Polo. Although recognized throughout the world, the Piaget Polo has always had a particular association with New York. It was here in 1985 that the Piaget polo team celebrated the watch by riding down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Thus, there could be no greater city or place for Piaget to celebrate the legacy of the original Piaget Polo with the launch of a new watch, for a new generation.
On his arrival in Italy in 1786, Goethe was struck by the light and colours of the Mediterranean, prompting him to make this observation: "It is evident that the eye forms itself by the objects which from youth it is accustomed to look upon; and so the Venetian artist must see all things in a clearer and brighter light than other men." We perceive reality through nature, we understand art through technique; Goethe's research is morphological, it spans poetry and science. His Italian journey would lead to the Theory of Colours that would influence artists all over Europe.
In dreaming up the Petite Heure Minute with an off-center subdial at 12 o'clock, the craftsmen of Jaquet Droz have awoken the spirit of Pierre Jaquet-Droz, infused with the richness of the Age of Enlightenment.
Perrelet is pleased to announce Ariel Sexton, the famous mixed martial arts fighter, as “Friend” of the brand.
Breitling, Lang & Heyne and Piaget have all presented a new type of wheel this year. Made from silicon or gold, their purpose is to improve performance. All three are made not by machining, but using erosion or material growth technology.