Patek Philippe presents the new Ref. 5303 as its first minute repeater with the striking mechanism on the dial side, together with reinterpretations of the legendary Ref. 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph and of the classic Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
In addition to its multiple motivations for pursuing its victorious vanguard charges into the skeleton- work kingdom, Manufacture Roger Dubuis inds in these impressive feats of miniaturisation – much like its ground-breaking micro-rotor also featured in this model – a perfect opportunity to reveal the prestigious inishes that earn it 100% Poinçon de Genève certiication. All faces of the 167 parts composing the new in-house RD820SQ automatic skeleton calibre are individually inished. Despite the constraints naturally entailed by the automatic movement, the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton maintains its architectural and powerful design.
In August 2014, Cartier opened its Maison des Métiers d’Art, a renovated farmhouse within sight of the Cartier Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. With some fifty dedicated craftsmen and women producing in the region of five hundred watches a year under its one roof, this new endeavour will nurture the artistic crafts of both yesterday and tomorrow.
Created in 1935, the Cadenas watch marks the birth of one of the Maison’s most emblematic pieces. A symbol of sentimental attachment in the image of its clasp, the watch is said to have been inspired – like the Zip necklace – by the Duchess of Windsor. The first version of this jewel that tells the time was in gold, with a double snake chain acting as a bracelet. The lines of the case are straight and pure; the attachment takes on the rounded form of a padlock. The design is unique, asserting its status as an emblematic and instantly recognizable symbol. Graced with femininity, an angled dial underscores its refinement: the time is read discretely, in the manner of elegant ladies of the period. Boldly avant-garde, the Cadenas watch is notable for its unashamedly modern design. The curves of its hoop-shaped attachment blend perfectly with the straight lines of the case.
Christophe Claret is pleased to present X-TREM-1 Blue at the brand’s exhibition at the Four Seasons hotel in Geneva from the 18th to the 22nd of January, 2015. This timepiece features a white gold and grade 5 titanium case treated with slate blue PVD, plus a matching marine blue alligator-skin strap. The X-TREM-1 has become one of the most popular watches of the brand and this blue version is as visually striking as it is technically innovative.
The new Master Calendar of Jaeger-LeCoultre is distinguished by the virtues and indeed the very face of astronomy. Endowed with all the attributes that have forged the success of this line, it is also imbued with a seductive appeal exercising its own laws of gravity, thanks to the choice of meteorite stone to compose its dial.