The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone indicates the time at home and in another time zone at a glance. Fifteen years after its launch, it returns with a new manufacture calibre, ring-shaped day/night indicators for easy legibility, and a new daylight saving time indicator.
In 2019 and for the first time in the history of aviation, two British pilots circumnavigated the globe in a Spitfire. The main partner of the “Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight” expedition, IWC has created a pilot’s watch in honour of this record-breaking flight.
Irrespective of claims that watchmaking is an art akin to painting or sculpture, its embracing of artistic activity, almost independently of its primary function to record time, has sparked a dialogue with a world beyond the purely mechanical.
Born from a pioneering spirit in 2001, and completely redesigned in 2013 to bring it into line with the seafaring theme cherished by Ulysse Nardin, the Freak Cruiser is hoisting the mainsail and heading for blue ocean waters. As spectacular as ever with its flying “Carrousel-Tourbillon” and its Dual Ulysse escapement in silicon, this exceptional timepiece now wears its bezel, rotating lower bridge and rotating upper bridge in deep aquatic colors. Like an old sea-dog, it has acquired the name Blue Cruiser on its voyages.
Giving free rein to its formidable creative audacity, Corum orchestrates an encounter between two of the most fascinating figures in their respective universes: the dragon, a mythical creature symbolizing life and power; and Corum’s exclusive linear or ‘baguette’ movement, an authentic contemporary watchmaking legend.
Five timepieces with moon-phase displays are showcased in front of impressive star atlas images from the “Harmonia Macrocosmica” by Andreas Cellarius.
At Richard Mille, the fact that a tremendous challenge has been won is never a valid reason to stand still and be complacent. The introduction of the RM 056 Sapphire Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph three years ago was a watchmaking milestone of technical achievement; never before had such a complex case design for such an intricate movement been manufactured in pure sapphire. This debut was followed by the RM 56-01, which put the stakes even higher with a baseplate, bridges and third wheel additionally created from sapphire.
A titanium case with polished DLC finishing is the armour protecting this exceptional solid gold movement and dial. In a very rare combination, exemplary of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship with a fresh new approach, H. Moser & Cie. introduces the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Golden Edition in a series limited to only 10 pieces. The HMC 341 manufacture calibre housed within this watch is a sophisticated execution of the ingenious perpetual calendar movement (winner of the Grand Prix de Genève for a complicated watch), with solid gold plates and bridges, hand-engraving and a Moser escapement with the Straumann Double Hairspring®.