With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
With its powerful design, unique indications, and bold sophistication, the new Avenue Dual Time embodies Harry Winston’s unsurpassable approach to watchmaking. This perfectly masculine timepiece, with its geometric lines, sizeable proportions, and wearable quality, does not follow traditional design principles. It features an off-center dial for local time and a retrograde indication for a second time zone, exemplifying the spirit of Harry Winston’s complicated watchmaking.
The EMC watch, constructed by the Urwerk company, is a milestone in luxury watchmaking as the first and only mechanical watch in which the rate can be checked electronically at any time simply by pressing a button.
Each spring and autumn, for one week the capital of Swiss watchmaking becomes the capital of auction sales. An unusually warm November sunshine welcomed bidders to the latest sessions. Phillips presided over two sales: the now famous Only Watch and Two. Antiquorum was also present, along with stalwarts Christie's and Sotheby's, the latter for its unique History of Swatch Design.
The first connected watch developed by a Swiss luxury watchmaker, engineered with Intel Inside and powered by Android Wear™