Zenith has paired violet, a high-energy colour, with the highest-frequency chronograph in regular production: the Defy 21.
Audemars Piguet brings the Code 11.59 collection a step further with the release of five Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie timepieces, each endowed with a unique enamel dial by Anita Porchet and her atelier.
After the It-girl and the It-bag, introducing the It-watch! The Limelight Gala Milanaise is one of the new must-haves among women's timepieces.
Last February 18th, in one of my "Points of View" for HH Journal, I ventured a prudent but certainly reasonable forecast of CHF 21 billion for Swiss watch exports in 2015, based on figures published by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH). A result ultimately in line with the worldwide inflation rate. If my memory serves me well, other specialists, brands and analysts appeared more optimistic. None, however, predicted the sudden change in watchmaking's clement skies, brought on by the socio-economic droughts, hurricanes, floods, tornados and tsunamis that happened over the course of the recently ended year.
This new timepiece reveals an astonishing and beautiful sight. Prepare to be amazed.
Forget the procession of hours and minutes, and look instead to the moon's phases or the endless succession of day and night, with two precious complications that are the stuff of dreams.
Montblanc's patented complication makes a striking debut in the brand's contemporary, urban line with the TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100.
2015 marked an end to five years of growth for the Swiss watch industry as exports are expected to fall by around 4%, leading to layoffs and a build-up of inventory at retailers.