How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bulgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series.
An ambitious initiative that delivered on its promises. After ten intense days that put watchmaking worldwide in the spotlight, Watches and Wonders 2021 brings down the curtain on a truly successful edition. New releases, major announcements, exceptional creations, panels, discussions and a hugely popular Morning Show kept interest at a high throughout what was the most important watch Salon ever held online and offline. The enthusiasm surrounding the leading names gathered in Geneva then in Shanghai can be measured by how widely the event was relayed around the globe, generating hundreds of millions of views on social media, to single out Watches and Wonders as a key gathering in a particularly delicate sanitary context.
Swiss brands Eterna and Corum, plus London-based Rotary, all part of China's Citychamp Group, made CHF 96 million in sales last year, up 17%, and have set the bar considerably higher for 2016. Here's how they turned things around.
Patek Philippe defines the contours of classic elegance with a new rendition of the Calatrava. A model that eschews excess to better span eras and generations to come.
A retrograde minute hand in the form of a ship's boom, a marquetry dial with nods to a sailboat aesthetic… Ulysse Nardin borrows elements from sailing to the utmost effect. Welcome aboard the Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon.
With a name that conjures up the splendour of Italian opera, the Cellini is a work of absolute harmony, both technically and aesthetically. What's more, this most classic of Rolex watches now carries Superlative Chronometer certification.
Hublot's second collaboration with Italia Independent, the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent is a fusion of carbon fibre and Texalium®. Lightweight but hard-wearing, despite its camouflage pattern there's little chance of this watch getting lost on the wrist.
Chanel presents three new renditions of the J12, in black, pink and white, or mirror. The only question being, which one to choose?